David Hayward is a journalist, writer and digital media consultant. He is the
founder of Hayward Black Media and works with news organizations and
governments in the UK and internationally.
He specializes in media training, crisis communications and developing
digital, multi-media strategies. David has helped to establish many online
video platforms in the UK and a renowned expert in the field.
David was a journalist at the BBC for 18 years. He worked across the organization, as a reporter, producer and senior editor, in network radio, TV and for the BBC World Service in Bosnia, Romania and Albania.
His last position at the BBC was head of the BBC Journalism Programme. The programme was created to
keep the BBC at the vanguard of the digital news revolution. He established and turned it into an
internationally renowned series of conferences, master classes, debates, workshops and training courses.
He has a strong track record of leading teams at the forefront of the BBC’s move into multi-skilled, multimedia working. He was editor of the first BBC multi-media newsroom and led several high-profile projects,
including the BBC’s Local TV pilot.
He lectures and writes about ethics and the changing nature of journalism. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences in the UK and internationally.