"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.

Fellowships for Journalists from Russia and Eastern Europe

Between 1995 and 2015, The Wincott Foundation sponsored a programme which enabled journalists from Russia and Eastern Europe to visit the UK for three months of study. The programme was run in cooperation with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Green Templeton College at Oxford University. The Wincott fellows spent one term in Oxford, and were based at the Institute for the Study of Journalism offices, where they linked up with journalists from other parts of the world on the Institute's Journalism Fellowship Programme.

The aim of the programme was to contribute to the development of business and economic journalism in the countries concerned. It was closed in 2015, and the Foundation turned its focus for these fellowships to African journalists. For details on the Africa programme, click here.

Evaluation of the programme

As part of a regular process of evaluation of this programme, the former chairman of The Wincott Foundation, Sir Geoffrey Owen, contacted many former fellows in the autumn of 2015, requesting them to write an assessment of the impact of the programme on their subsequent careers, and to comment on the state of journalism in their countries. To read these assessments, click here.

Further Information

Wincott Fellows since 1995

Biographies

Fellows' Papers - click on the name for a pdf version of the paper

Jiri Zatloukal
Vadim Makarenko
Hrvoje Kresic
Szabolcs Toth
Iuliana Roibu
Olga Loiko
Oksana Vozhdaeva
Suren Musayelyan
Aija Lulle
Erno Simon
Pyotr Vlassov
Sergey Minaev
Edwin Okoth
THE TRUSTEES
SIR RICHARD LAMBERT (Chairman)
SIR GEOFFREY OWEN
PROF IAN HARGREAVES CBE
JOHN O'HIGGINS
DANIEL WINCOTT
RUPERT PENNANT-REA
CHRISTOPHER HIRD
BRONWEN MADDOX
BILL ROBINSON
ELIZABETH WINCOTT HECKETT

Contact our Secretary, Ian Rodger, at secretary@wincott.co.uk
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