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Would-be journalists urged to apply for new fellowship in honour of Sir Harry

A new fellowship has been launched in a bid to find the next rising start of investigative journalism.

Reuters has teamed up with Durham University to launch The Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism.

It honours the life of British-born journalist, editor and author Sir Harry Evans, who died at the age of 92 in September 2020.

As part of it, one early-career journalist will receive a six-to-nine-month fellowship with Durham University where they will get the opportunity to take on an investigative project from inside the Reuters newsroom in London.


They will work closely with Reuters editors and they will also have access to Durham University’s academics and research resources.

The connection with Durham dates back to Sir Harry’s editorship of the Northern Echo from 1961-67, when he left to join the Sunday Times.

Tina Brown CBE, Sir Harry’s widow and an acclaimed journalist herself, said: “Harry was a voracious truth-teller and champion of courageous journalism in every form. 

“The thought that we are doing something for his legacy to nurture journalistic talent of the future would have moved him greatly.”

Applications close on Monday, August 15. Applicants must have some form of professional journalism experience and must be in the early stage of their careers.

They must write a short statement telling the Fellowship Committee what they hope to achieve with this opportunity and how their vision of journalism fits with the spirit of the fellowship.

For full details on how to apply see here.