"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 chair is Lionel Barber, former editor of the Financial Times. Lionel is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.

Wincott Awards

The Harold Wincott Awards for 2020 - now open for entries

New data journalism award

26 November, 2020 - The annual Wincott Awards, which recognise outstanding achievement in the fields of business, economic and financial journalism, are now open for 2020 submissions. This year there is a new award for the very best in UK data journalism - Data Journalism of the Year.

The best data journalism combines a traditional 'nose for news' with the ability to tell a compelling and complex story using a range of data analysis and visualisation tools.

Lionel Barber, Wincott chairman, said: "This new prize underlines the importance of fact-based reporting and analysis, but also the wider importance of data in modern journalism. Wincott will be looking for entries which have the "X factor", a combination of digital skills and basic reporting to illuminate the workings of business, finance or economics.

"As in previous years Wincott will also be looking for outstanding, original examples of UK business journalism in print, online, radio, TV and video. We want to hear from all corners of the UK," said Mr Barber.

The deadline for entries is Friday February 26 2021.

Full details on how to apply for the 2020 awards can be found here.

Wincott Zoom Event

The Power of Data Journalism

The Power of Data Journalism, the Wincott Foundation's first online event with chairman Lionel Barber in conversation with Alan Smith OBE, head of data and visual journalism at the Financial Times, attracted more than 40 participants on November 19. Lionel and Alan discussed recent developments in data journalism and its current essential role in helping to understand the Covid-19 pandemic. A video recording of the event is available here.

Wincott Book Review

Paul Bareau - a memoir

Paul Bareau, a distinguished City journalist, was a trustee of the Wincott Foundation for several years and served briefly as its chairman. He was a strong advocate of free trade and ott foopen markets and in 1980 delivered the annual Wincott memorial lecture. His subject was "The disorder in world money". Bareau's long and remarkable career is the subject of a fascinating memoir by his son Peter - "Paul Bareau (1901-2000), A Life". Read a short review by former Wincott chairman Sir Geoffrey Owen here


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