The 14 years that Sir Harold Evans edited
The Sunday Times, London, is acknowledged to be the golden period of British journalism. The investigative stories he commissioned had epoch-making consequences. The most remembered among them is the one that brought to light the plight of the victims of Thalidomide, the drug that caused birth defects in thousands of new-born babies around the world. The uncovering of the Kim Philby spy scandal and publishing of the diaries of former Labour minister Richard Crossman were equally big. He quit
The Times Newspapers soon after Rupert Murdoch bought it in 1981. He shifted to the United States to teach journalism, be the editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Monthly Press, and also later, the president and publisher of Random House. His
Good Times, Bad Times is an all-time classic. Sir Harold was voted the Editor of the Century in 2002. Excerpts:
As a successful newspaper and magazine editor on both sides of the Atlantic, what, according to you, are the five major challenges confronting editors and news...