In this digital age where information inequality is growing, the news industry is having to rethink the way it will keep everyone informed.
By the BBC’s director of news and current affairs, James Harding.
A little over a year ago, Katharine Viner, now the editor in chief of The Guardian US, had a question for the paper’s developers: Why didn’t Ophan, The Guardian’s internal analytics tool, work on mobile?
Twenty years ago, Jim VandeHei took an unassuming job that would later shape the global news empire he’s still building. Fresh out of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with degrees in journalism and political science — numerous job rejections in hand — he joined a weekly newsletter called New Fuels Report in Washington. Ethanol and methanol were all the rage, and he covered that emerging alternative energy field. While he w0uld go on to Roll Call, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, the experience of that targeted newsletter stayed with him.
As the United Kingdom’s national broadcaster, the BBC operates under a royal charter, a formal document issued by the British monarchy that sets out the BBC’s priorities, ensures the broadcaster’s editorial independence, and details the responsibilities of the BBC Trust, its governing body.
Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling has been convicted of all 9 counts in a case that charged him with leaking classified information about a failed operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions to New York Times reporter James Risen. Read the rest
Monday’s guilty verdict in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on espionage charges — for talking to a newspaper reporter — is the latest milepost on the dark and dismal path Barack Obama has traveled since his inaugural promises to usher in a “new era of openness.”