Harold Evans

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“Were it left to me to decide,” Thomas Jefferson once said, “whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In marking the third annual World News Day today, 100 news organisations across the globe are setting out the case that “news” matters, that news is m(...)

Advertising billboards for Boohoo and Pretty Little Things, a Boohoo brand. The company has grown rapidly since its founding in 2006. Photograph: James Akena/ Reuters

One UK company’s story illustrates how the world is changing – and how the old and new ways are colliding. All of the issues are here: Covid-19; the r(...)

Reporting in the Guardian, Der Spiegel and P24 was recognised the the European Press Prize awards in Warsaw.

The 2019 European Press Prize awards go to an open-source investigation with a spy novel-like plot, a harrowing tale of family separation at the US bo(...)

Fintan O’Toole is this year’s winner in a field that included John Harris’s brilliant commentaries on Britain’s EU referendum from the Guardian. Photograph: Clare Keogh/Provision

In a world of alternative facts, failing business models and a collapse of popular trust in institutions, journalism can seem to be in a dismal state.(...)

Former editor Harold Evans says the press should resist the temptation to set itself up as an opposition to Trump, but should faithfully report and investigate. Photograph:  Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

After more than half a century at the top of journalism and publishing on both sides of the Atlantic, Harold Evans is neither easily shocked nor prone(...)

Jilly Cooper is giving an awe-struck viewing of the Mandarin Oriental’s Royal suite, a muted monument to scale and privilege. “Wonderful, wonderful, w(...)

“At work, my new desktop wallpaper is an image of Peggy Olson strutting into the McCann offices with dark sunglasses and a cigarette hanging out of the side of her mouth.” Photograph: AMC

January: I emerge unscathed from an end-of-year blaze of journalistic controversy. My two-star review of Elf the Musical has upset one of the McGann a(...)