Richard Tait is Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University. He was Editor-in-Chief of ITN from 1995 to 2002. Before that he was Editor of Channel Four News and Editor of Channel 4 Programmes from 1987 to 1995. He began his journalistic career in business magazines before joining the BBC in 1979 where he became editor of The Money Programme, Newsnight, and the 1987 General Election Results programme. He was a Governor of the BBC from 2004 to 2006 and a BBC Trustee and Chairman of the Editorial Standards Committee from 2006 to 2010. He was awarded the RTS’s lifetime achievement award in 2014 for his work at the BBC and ITN. He is Treasurer of the International News Safety Institute and an independent trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee.
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