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Be part of a landmark global initiative to nurture journalistic leadership and help shape the future of investigative reporting, in honour of legendary journalist Sir Harry Evans. 

Given the significant contribution Sir Harry has made to the world of journalism, setting the gold standard for journalism in the public interest and championing causes overlooked or denied, the Fund provides an opportunity to nurture journalistic leadership and help shape the future of investigative reporting.
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Sir Harry Evans and Tina Brown, in conversation over breakfast

Background on the Fund

The Sir Harry Evans Memorial Fund provides the foundation for two complementary programmes in honour of the celebrated former editor of the UK’s Sunday Times, Reuters editor-at-large and Durham University alumnus. We have already received over $5M in pledges to support the establishment of the fund, including a $2M donation from Thomson Reuters. Further funding is sought to develop the scope of the initiative and to secure the endowment in perpetuity.

The Fund is supported by Sir Harry's widow, Tina Brown CBE, former editor of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and founder of The Daily Beast.

The Sir Harry Evans Memorial Fund establishes a prestigious Fellowship in investigative journalism, based in the Reuters newsroom, mentored by top Reuters editors in the field while being overseen by Durham University and having access to University academics and research resources.

The Fund will welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can tell stories from diverse perspectives and from around the world. The fellow will be appointed annually, following a competitive award process, and the first fellow will join Reuters in 2023. Find out more about the Fellowship.

The Fund will also enable the creation of an annual Forum for leading figures across media broadcasting and investigative journalism, bringing together a diverse and influential audience to discuss all aspects of the journalistic discipline.

With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence, working relentlessly to bring independent unbiased news from the source and from every corner of the world, including 100 investigative reports each year.

Find out how to support the Fund.


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Harry was a voracious truth-teller and champion of courageous journalism in every form. The thought that we are doing something in his legacy to make sure Harrys of the future - whatever and wherever their gender, background, or means - are nurtured into the profession is something which I know would have moved him greatly.

Tina Brown CBE
Acclaimed journalist and Sir Harry’s widow

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