The Harold Wincott Awards for Business, Economic and Financial Journalism in 2016
18 May, 2017 - The annual Wincott awards for financial journalism were presented today at a luncheon at Mansion House in the City of London, in the presence of the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley. The guest speaker was Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems plc.
The winners were:
Financial Journalist of the Year
James Kynge, Financial Times
Personal Finance Journalist of the Year
Merryn Somerset Webb, Financial Times
Young Financial Journalist of the Year
Mike Bird, The Wall Street Journal
Audio Journalism of the Year
BBC Radio 4, In Business "Tax Transparency - Norway's Model"
Video Journalism of the Year
Channel 4 News, "Zero Hours Britain"
Journalism in the Nations and Regions
Sion Barry, The Western Mail
For further details on the winners, click here.
For information on the awards, click here.
"Business, Society and the role of the Media"
In a speech to the winners and runners-up for the Wincott awards for 2016, Sir Roger Carr, Chairman of BAE Systems, challenged both business and the media to raise their standards and fulfill their responsibilities to society.
"It is in no one's interest that the media is marginalised or business demonised - now more than ever we both must be performance driven but values led," Sir Roger said.
For the full text of Sir Roger's speech, click here.
Britain and Europe: What Ways Forward?
The 2016 Wincott Lecture, "Britain and Europe: What Ways Forward?", was given by Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Professor James's lecture was followed by a response from Robert Tombs, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge.
To read the texts of Harold James's lecture and Robert Tombs's response, and for an audio transcript of the subsequent question-and-answer session, click here.