"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.
The Harold Wincott Awards for Financial Journalism in 201411 May, 2015 - The annual Harold Wincott awards for financial journalism in 2014 were presented at a lunch at Mansion House, hosted by the City of London Corporation. The guest speaker was The Rt Hon Alistair Darling.
You can find a full list of the 2014 award winners and their citations here.
The 2015 Harold Wincott Memorial LectureThe 2015 Harold Wincott Memorial Lecture will be given by Luigi Zingales, the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on 29 October, 2015 in London.
The Wincott Scholarship at the Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural StudiesIn 2012, The Wincott Foundation created 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. The scholarship pays the winner's tuition fees for one year.
The current scholar is Keisha Gitari, who has a BA (hons) in International Studies with Journalism from the University of Buckingham, and has worked for four years in business journalism with CNBC Africa in Lagos, Nigeria.
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