"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 Ricahrd is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.

THE 2015 HAROLD WINCOTT MEMORIAL LECTURE

"How the media can save us from crony capitalism, or condemn us to it"

The 2015 Harold Wincott Annual Memorial Lecture, entitled "How the media can save us from crony capitalism, or condemn us to it", was given on Thursday, 29 October 2015 by Professor Luigi Zingales, the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Photo right: Professor Luigi Zingales.

For a text of an essay by Luigi Zingales based on his lecture, click here

For an audio recording of Professor Zingales's lecture, the comment by Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber and the question and answer session, click here

Professor Zingales's lecture was followed by comments from Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times.

"We have to acknowledge that the definition of journalism is evolving and changing."

Photo right: Lionel Barber.

For a full text of Lionel Barber's response to the lecture, click here

Discussion of Professor Luigi Zingales's lecture



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JOHN O'HIGGINS
DANIEL WINCOTT
RUPERT PENNANT-REA
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BRONWEN MADDOX
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