"supporting and encouraging high quality economic, financial and business journalism"

The Wincott Foundation was set up in 1969 in honour of Harold Wincott, the most distinguished economic journalist of his day in the UK. The current chairman is Sir Richard Lambert, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Richard is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.

Wincott Awards

The Harold Wincott Awards for 2019

25 February, 2020 - Entries for the Wincott awards for business, economic and financial journalism in 2019 are now closed. Across the six categories, a total of 114 entries have been received from more than 40 publications and channels. Judging will be completed in March and shortlists in all categories announced. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the awards lunch at Mansion House in the City of London on Monday, 4 May, where the winners will be announced.

The six awards cover print, on-line and broadcasting via any media channel. The judges are looking for outstanding examples of journalism that is widely read, heard or viewed in the UK. The criteria include originality, clarity and depth of understanding. No matter how complex the subject, it should be presented in a way that is intelligible to the lay person while remaining authoritative.

To download a document with all the details of the competition, click here.

Photo: Ed Conway of Sky News and The Times, 2018 Wincott journalist of the year, with Sir Richard Lambert, chairman of The Wincott Foundation.

Anniversary Debate

Should Liberal Capitalism be Saved?

On November 14, 2019, The Wincott Foundation hosted an evening debate at the Financial Times to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. This special event took the place this year of the annual Harold Wincott Memorial Lecture.

The foundation invited Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the FT, and Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister, to debate the question 'Should liberal capitalism be saved?'

To read or download the opening statements of Martin Wolf and Yaris Varoufakis, the essay of Sir Geoffrey Owen, and for an audio transcript of the debate, please go here.

Wincott Grants

Fellowship and Scholarship Grants in 2019

The Wincott Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism for the autumn term at the University of Oxford is Adesola Akindele-Afolabi, a financial journalist with Business A.M. in Nigeria.

The Wincott Scholar at The School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University is Bruno Dubrulle, a reporter covering European stock markets for Reuters

For further information on Wincott grants, and on current and previous fellows and scholars, please click here.


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