"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 Geoffrey Owen, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Geoffrey is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.
One-Year Postgraduate Scholarship
The Wincott Foundation postgraduate scholarship in business and economics journalism at the Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
In 2012, trustees of The Wincott Foundation agreed to create an annual postgraduate scholarship in business and economics journalism at the Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC), as part of its mission to encourage excellence in financial and business journalism.
JOMEC (www.cardiff.ac.uk/jomec) is one of the world's leading journalism schools. It set up the Centre for Journalism in 1971 under the leadership of Sir Tom Hopkinson to provide vocational postgraduate training. Its alumni include John Witherow, Editor of the Sunday Times, Alex Thomson, Senior Correspondent of Channel 4 News and Craig Oliver, former Director of Communications at 10 Downing Street.
The Wincott scholarship pays the winner's tuition fees for one year. In addition to its regular journalism MA programme, JOMEC provides the winner with specialist modules and projects in business and economics reporting.