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Harold Evans, author of The American Century, and Reuters editor-at-large.
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Sir Harold Evans guest edits the Journal
Wednesday 01 February 2017 00.22 EDT

Sir Harold Evans, a recipient of The Royal Photographic Society’s Hood Medal and former editor of The Sunday Times and The Times, guest edits The RPS Journal this month. In a barnstorming special issue, Evans heads up a focus on the importance of photojournalism in this ‘post-truth’ world.

Specially-commissioned portraits of Evans, by Vanity Fair photographer Jason Bell HonFRPS, are also in the issue.



How Thatcher and Murdoch made their secret deal
Tuesday 28 April 2015 00.59 EDT

The coup that transformed the relationship between British politics and journalism began at a quiet Sunday lunch at Chequers, the official country retreat of the prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. MORE


Thalidomide: how men who blighted lives of thousands evaded justice
November 14. 2014

Newly exposed files show how victums were betrayed by political interference in trail–and how the pill remained on sale.


Documents raise fresh questions about thalidomide criminal trial
November 13. 2014

The dark shadow of the drug thalidomide is still with us. The original catastrophe maimed thousands of babies and killed far more: it remains one of the greatest man-made global disasters. MORE


Citizen Nader Is Still on the Case
May 14, 2014 5:45 AM EDT

National party politics are dead, but Ralph Nader argues in 'Unstoppable' that there's life after... MORE


The Persecution of Ping Fu
Feb 11, 2013 4:45 AM EDT

For telling her story, writes Harold Evans, the woman who is a victim of Mao's Cultural Revolution... MORE


Saudi Arabia's Campaign of Hate
Oct 17, 2012 4:45 AM EDT

Schoolbooks sanctioned by the Saudi government are full of bigoted imagery, says American publishers... MORE


Does America Still Matter?
Jul 6, 2012 4:45 AM EDT

Harold Evans says we should look at Zbigniew Brzeznski's sobering account of the country's status... MORE


Harold Evans Talks Back to Murdoch
Apr 25, 2012 10:21 AM EDT

The latest in the 30-year feud: Harold Evans responds to Rupert Murdoch attacks. MORE


Palestinian Doublespeak?
Dec 11, 2011 10:02 AM EDT

The Palestinian Authority claims in English to being pursuing peace, but their Arabic tells a... MORE


Obama's Truman Moment
Sep 9, 2011 10:06 AM EDT

With his jobs speech the president found a new voice––and prehaps his inner Truman, says Harold... MORE


Obama Was Right to Censor the Osama bin Laden Photo
May 4, 2011 9:55 PM EDT

President Obama says he won't release a photo of Osama bin Laden's dead body... MORE


Alleged Terror Activist Lands Human Rights Post
Feb 15, 2011 11:10 AM EDT

Isreal's Supreme Court says Shawan Jabarian leads a double life, as a human rights activist who also... MORE


Tell Arizona Shooting Victims That Guns Don't Kill
Jan 9, 2011 7:24 PM EDT

The chant that guns don't kill people is just a cowardly way of evading responsibility for Rep... MORE


Don't Buy Haley Barbour's Myth
Dec 20, 2010 2:10 PM EDT

As Mississippi's Haley Barbour faces outrage for praising historical racist organization,... MORE


Richard Holbrooke's Brilliant Drive
Dec 13, 2010 3:59 PM EDT

The gifted diplomat dedicated his life to making the world a more just and peacful place––typical... MORE


The Big Lie
Nov 1, 2010 9:05 PM EDT

The expected Republican victory on Tuesday will be built on untruth: that president Obama's... MORE


Geithner's Feckless Job Remedy
Jul 25, 2010 8:55 PM EDT

The Treasury secretary yesterday said government had done enough on jobs... MORE


Queen Elizabeth II Visits the States
Jul 5, 2010 10:02 PM EDT

Harold Evans witnesses Her Majesty's trip to New York City today, the queen's seventh visit to... MORE


Killing theHigh-Speed Chase
Jun 28, 2010 7:45 PM EDT

They look great on screen, but car chases leave hundreds dead each year... MORE


Stop Trying to Balance Budgets!
Jun 28, 2010 3:09 PM EDT

The Dow ended the quarter at a new low for the year, amid jitters about the global economy... MORE


England's Misery
Jun 27, 2010 8:23 AM EDT

The abysmal call discounting Lampard's goal was a disappointing reversal of the 1966 final––and... MORE


How to Fire a General
Jun 22, 2010 6:03 AM EDT

With the president ordering a face-to-face meeting with his Afgan general for publically blasting... MORE


Bloody Sunday: How the Truth Came Out
Jun 16, 2010 7:29 AM EDT

One newspaper's reporters were pivotal in getting to the bottom of the Northern Ireland massacre... MORE


The Ghosts of England's Soccer Past
Jun 12, 2010 2:52 PM EDT

Ghosts of 1966 haunted this Brit-born American citizen, especially when poor Butterfingers Green... MORE


The Magazine King
May 1, 2010 3:30 PM EDT

The founder of Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated started off life as an outsider but came to... MORE


Newspaper Wars: The Times vs. The Journal, Winning the Week
May 1, 2010 4:36 PM EDT

After assessing a full week of how the Wall Street Journal's new Greater New York Section fared... MORE


Newspaper Wars: The Times vs. The Journal, Day 5
Apr 30, 2010 11:18 AM EDT

At the end of the first week against the fresh competition of The Wall Street Journal, The New... MORE


Newspaper Wars: The Times vs. The Journal, Day 4
Apr 29, 2010 9:19 AM EDT

Heading into the fourth day of competition, upstart Wall Street Journal was nipping at the heals... MORE


Newspaper Wars: The Times vs. The Journal, Day 3
Apr 28, 2010 10:18 AM EDT

In its third day of competition, The New York Times barely beat its new rival for the second day... MORE


Newspaper Wars: The Times vs. The Journal, Day 2
Apr 27, 2010 6:50 AM EDT

In the second day of competition, The New York Times bounced back after its loss to the debut... MORE


Newspaper War!
Apr 26, 2010 6:55 AM EDT

The Wall Street Journal launched its New York section today, sparking a slugfest with The New York... MORE


CNN's Haiti Triumph
Jan 19, 2010 8:38 PM EDT

With its Massachusetts election coverage and distinguished on-the-ground reporting in Haiti, the... MORE


The Charmed Life of a Traitor
Nov 6 , 2009 6:46 AM EDT

In an exclusive from his new book, My Paper Chase, Harold Evans recouns how The Sunday... MORE

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Harold Evans on Israel's Challenges from the United Nations to the J Street Lobby
Nov 9 , 2009 2:30 PM EDT

In an exclusive from his new book, My Paper Chase, Harold Evans recounts how The Sunday... MORE

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A Moral Atrocity
Judge Goldstone has been suckered into letting war criminals use his name to pillory Israel

By Harold Evans
Nov 9 , 2009 2:30 PM EDT

Aren't the British sickened by the moral confusions of their government? First, we have the weasel words to justify the unjustifiable release of the Lockerbie bomber. Now we have the sickening spectacle of Britain failing to stand by Israel, the only democracy with an independent judiciary in the entire region.

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Sir Harold Evans has been voted by his colleagues as the all-time greatest British newspaper editor and has enjoyed a flourishing high-profile career in publishing in the United States.
His new memoir, "My Paper Chase", looks at his early days as a reporter, his award-winning journalism at the Sunday Times through the 70s, and his new found life in America.
He spoke to the BBC about the future of his industry - from the London Evening Standard's decision to become a free newspaper to the rapid rise of online journalism.

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Accomplices to Murder
Apr 5, 2009 5:38 PM EDT

Can public shock over the latest round of mass killings overcome the hypocisy and cowardice of our... MORE


Obama's Speech and the Burden of History
Jan 20, 2009 4:32 AM EDT

Expectations for Obama's address today are nothing short of extraordinary, as he prepares for a... MORE


Courting Brando
Dec 19, 2008 2:49 AM EDT

With the publication of a new biography of Marlon Brando, Harold Evans recalls the surreal dinners... MORE


Two Men Blind to History
Oct 27, 2008 1:56 AM EDT

Both FDR and Herbert Hoover failed to end the Great Depression... MORE


What Obama and McCain Can Learn From FDR
Oct 10, 2008 9:00 AM EDT

When Roosevelt took office in 1931, he faced a banking crisis much like the one our next commander... MORE

At the podium Harold Evans draws upon My Paper Chase, sharing his journey through the golden age of journalism and his decision to become an American citizen.
In a separate program, Sir Harold draws upon They Made America to bring the greatest innovators to life and discusses how America might once again renew the course set by them - from the steam engine to the search engine.

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