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Harold Evans: A trailblazing editor who set journalism's gold standard

Evans died of congestive heart failure in New York, according to his wife Tina Brown

HAROLD EVANS
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Evans founded Conde Nast Traveler magazine and served as president and publisher of Random House from 1990 to 1997

Bill Trott | Reuters
Sir Harold Evans, a British-American editor whose 70-year career as a hard-driving investigative journalist, magazine founder, book publisher and author made him one of the most influential media figures of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 92.

Evans died of congestive heart failure in New York, according to his wife Tina Brown.

A former editor of Britain’s Sunday Times and, at his death, Reuters editor-at-large, Evans put a unique stamp on investigative journalism. Championing causes either overlooked or denied, he and his team uncovered human rights abuses and political scandals, and advocated for clean air policies.

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Topics : Journalism

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First Published: Sep 24 2020 | 11:38 PM IST

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