Professor Ian Hargreaves CBE - MA (Cambridge)
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Location: Room 0.31B, Bute Building
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Patrick Hannan Memorial Lecture 2013
"Wales needs to open up its public data - to support innovation in public services and a stronger economy", Professor Ian Hargreaves said, in this year's Patrick Hannan Memorial Lecture.
Creative Economy Manifesto
This Nesta publication says the UK Creative Economy contributes almost 10 per cent of the value of the whole economy, supporting 2.5 million jobs.
Its ten-point plan aims to establish a refreshed and interlinked policy framework, covering education, regulation, intellectual property, arts funding, competition, research and development and access to finance.
Training Matters: Journalists at Work 2012
Professor Hargreaves chaired the NCTJ’s Journalists at Work 2012 survey. Over 1,000 journalists contributed to the report which provides a comprehensive demographic profile of the journalism industry, including personal characteristics and geographical employment patterns.
Photograph by marktillie.com
Cardiff Ambassadors reception at Lumen Prize Exhibition, Cork Street, London
Professor Hargreaves was the guest speaker at Cardiff Ambassadors first reception of 2013 at the Lumen Prize Exhibition. With its home in Cardiff, the Lumen Prize is the world’s first digital fine art competition.
Professor Hargreaves underlined the economic and cultural importance of the capital city of Wales being at the forefront of the digital revolution and how the super-connected city investment of £11 million will propel Cardiff to the top league of global digital cities.
On January 8, 2013, Prof Hargreaves gave evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee of Culture, Media and Sport.
This followed publication in December 2012 of the Government's final response to the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property, covering exceptions to copyright.
The Leveson Inquiry
Professor Hargreaves contributed to the hearings of The Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Professor Hargreaves' Witness Statement - With Professor Justin Lewis and Professor Richard Tait
The Chair of Digital Economy was created in October 2010 in order to support a cross-departmental research focus on issues arising from the impact of the internet. The chair is based jointly in Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and Cardiff Business School.
Professor Hargreaves's interests include the impact of digital communications technology on: journalism, media, intellectual property issues and the creative economy.
In 2010/2011, he led a review of intellectual property for the UK Government, published in May 2011 as Digital Opportunity: a review of intellectual property and economic growth. The recommendations of this review have been adopted as the basis of Government policy.
In 2009/2010, he undertook a review of policy towards the creative industries for the Welsh Assembly Government. This was published in May 2010 and adopted as the basis for Welsh Government policy towards the creative sector.
In August 2011, the AHRC awarded £4m to fund the development of a creative economy knowledge exchange hub, centred at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Prof Hargreaves is a member of the management board of REACT (Research and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technologies) and responsible for its engagement within Wales.
Professor Hargreaves is also Principal Investigator in a research project, Media, Community and the Creative Citizen, funded by the AHRC and the EPSRC under the Connected Communities programme. www.creativecitizens.co.uk
Professor Hargreaves was invited in May 2011 to join the Research Councils UK Digital Economy Programme Advisory Board (PAB). He is also a member of the editorial panel of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, based at Oxford University a trustee of Centre Forum, a think tank; and a trustee of the Wincott Foundation, which supports awards and other initiatives promoting quality business journalism.
Professor Hargreaves supervises Masters and PhD students and teaches on a number of post-graduate courses.
Journalism: a very short introduction. Oxford University Press, 2005.
Journalism: Truth or Dare. Oxford University Press, 2003.
'New Mutualism in from the Cold' 42 pages, 1999 Co-operative Press: London
Chapters in Books:
The Role of the Media in Risk, Democratic Citizenship and Public Policy ed Albert Weale, Oxford University Press, 2002.
'A Step Beyond Morris Dancing: The Third Sector Revival in Hargreaves I and Christie I' (eds.) Tomorrow's 'Politics: The Third Way and Beyond' pp.65 Ð 80, 1998 Demos : London
'Is There a Future for Foreign News?', in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 20 (1) pp.55-62 'Twentieth Anniversary Issues: News into the Next Century', March 2000
'BBC Current Affairs Documentary Series : Analysis', 1997-1999 Radio 4 'Kebbabed Ð The Story of the Political Interview'. Supporting Information: Re-purposed for BBC Online and reprinted in the Independent Sunday Review. March/April 2000
'The Decade of Doubt: the 1970s." Three-part series for Radio 4, 2002/3
‘Moral Maze’ Radio 4 panellist: 1998-2008
Report for External Body:
Science and the Media: Towards a Better Map, 2003, ESRC (with Justin Lewis and Tammy Speers);
New News, Old News: Independent Television Commission, 2002. (with James Thomas)
Educated at Burnley Grammar School, Altrincham Grammar School and Queens' College Cambridge, where he studied English with French.
Worked briefly as a community worker and then as a schoolteacher before taking up a career in journalism. Trained at the Keighley News and Bradford Telegraph and Argus, before joining the Financial Times as an industrial reporter.
In an 11-year spell on the FT, held a variety of positions, including Transport Correspondent, Labour Correspondent, New York Correspondent, Social Policy Editor, Resources Editor and Features Editor.
Left the FT in 1987 to be Managing Editor, then Director, of BBC News and Current Affairs - responsible for a major re-organisation of BBC network journalism on radio and television. Returned to the FT as Deputy Editor in 1990, before becoming Editor of the Independent in 1994. Editor of the New Statesman, 1996-98, when he took up position at Cardiff University as Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies.
Since stepping down as Director of CJS in 2002, Ian has undertaken a number of roles outside the university. He was Director of Corporate and Public Affairs for BAA plc from 2002 to 2006, leading the communications campaign which resulted in the acquisition of BAA by the Spanish company Ferrovial.
He also became a founding non-executive Member of the Board of the Office of Communications (Ofcom) in 2003. From 2006 to 2008 he was an Executive Member of the Ofcom Board, responsible for the regulator’s international activities and its work in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In 2008 he became Director of Strategic Communications at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, reporting to the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband MP. In 2009 he was seconded part-time to conduct a review of Creative Industries in Wales for the Welsh Assembly Government.