The Harold Wincott Awards for 2019
4 May 2020 - 'Going for Broke', an episode in the BBC Two series, 'Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil', was the big winner in the 2019 Wincott Awards for financial, economic and business journalism. The episode, which covered the financial crisis that spread from Greece to threaten the entire eurozone, was awarded both the top prize, Journalism of the Year, and the Video category award.
Sir Richard Lambert, Chair of The Wincott Foundation and of the judges' panel, said: "When it came to sheer excellence, one entry stood out above the others in the judges' minds. Such was their enthusiasm that they decided - probably as a one off - that they would give the award for Journalism of the Year to the winner of the Video category."
Here is the full list of winners
Journalism of the Year
Winner: BBC Two, Current Affairs Television: Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil - episode 2 'Going for Broke', directed by Tania Rakhmanova and Tim Stirzaker, produced by Norma Percy, Lucy Hetherington, Max Stern and Nicholas de Taranto
Highly Commended: Patrick Hosking, Financial Editor, The Times, and Henry Curr, Economics Editor, The Economist
Personal Finance Journalist of the Year
Winner: Helen Knapman, The Sun
Highly Commended: Ben Wilkinson, The Daily Mail
Young Journalist of the Year
Winner: Alice Fulwood, The Economist
Highly Commended: Alex Janiaud, Investors Chronicle; Liam Kelly, The Sunday Times
Nations & Regions Journalist of the Year
Winner: Sarah Corker, BBC Look North
Highly Commended: BusinessLive, editor, Alistair Houghton, Reach plc
Audio Journalism of the Year
Winner: Gautam Naik, S&P Global Market Intelligence, ESG Insider Podcasts
Highly Commended: BBC Radio 5 Live, 'Wake Up To Money', presented by Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper, and Kafui Okpattah, BBC Radio 4 Money Box
Video Journalism of the Year
Winner: BBC Two, Current Affairs Television: Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil - episode 2 Going for Broke, directed by Tania Rakhmanova and Tim Stirzaker, produced by Norma Percy, Lucy Hetherington, Max Stern and Nicholas de Taranto
Highly Commended: John Campbell, BBC Northern Ireland, 'The Wrightbus Story'
Full details on the awards, and the judges' comments on the winners and runners-up can be found here.
The press announcement of the awards can be downloaded here.
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.
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.