James Harding

James Harding joined The FT in 1994, serving as Shanghai Correspondent, Media Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. He joined The Times in 2006 as Business and City Editor and was Editor from 2007 to 2012. He is currently Director of News and Current Affairs for the BBC and is the author of Alpha DogsHow Political Spin Became a Global Business.

Putin’s Russia
As a foreign correspondent in his own country, Arkady Ostrovsky has experienced Russia’s modern history first-hand. From the suddenly wealthy, to the media, to the Kremlin spin doctors, in The Invention of Russia he explores those who have shaped the new Russia. Peter Pomerantsev describes his unique journey into the surreal heart of 21st century Russia in his award-winning Nothing is True and Everything is Possible. They are in con...
The House by the Lake

Thomas Harding, prize-winning author of Hanns and Rudolf, talks to his cousin, James Harding, about The House by the Lake, the story of their family’s German summer house. Thomas Harding intermingles narratives of the successive inhabitants of his family’s modest family-built summer house, set on a beautiful lake outside Berlin, with concurrent events in Germany, from the late 19th century up to the present day.

News:Truth or Fiction?

Trust in the media is at an all-time low. How does the media exert its power, and are the stories that are told in repressive regimes so different from those conveyed in the West’s liberal democracies? James Harding, John Lloyd and Matthew d’Ancona, in conversation with professor and broadcaster, Rana Mitter, investigate exactly how truth can be mediated and distorted.