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Nic Newman

Future Media Controller

Nic Newman is Future Media Controller, Journalism – co-ordinating the BBC’s plans for News, Sport, Weather and Local in the Future Media space.

He is responsible for the delivery teams. Nic sits on the BBC’s Journalism Board and the Future Media and Technology Group Board.

Nic was one of the founding members of BBC News Online, Europe’s most visited news website. He was World Editor from 1997 to 2001 and since then has led the Technology and Product Development divisions. Nic also oversaw the launch of five World Service language sites in 1999. Nic recently headed a team looking at the BBC’s strategy for search/find in the on-demand world. He is involved in other key BBC multi-media initiatives including BBCiPlayer, mobile and handheld initiatives, social media, audio and video podcasting. In a previous life, Nic was a radio presenter, a TV reporter and Executive Editor of BBC news and current affairs programmes including Newshour, Outlook and the World Today fro the World Service. 

Documentary credits including award winning documentaries following the Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), South Africa 1991 and Guide to the Information Superhighway for BBC World Service (1995).