Harding was playing role in newspaper regulation changes

Today James Harding announced his resignation from The Times after he told staff it was "made clear" that News Corporation wanted to appoint a new editor.

Just last week, he met with other national newspaper editors to discuss a new regulation system for the industry:

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Harding resigns as Times editor

James Harding has resigned as editor of The Times after it was "made clear to me that News Corporation would like to appoint a new editor."