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From 1997 to 1999, Harold Evans was Editorial Director and Vice Chairman of U.S. News and World Report, the New York Daily News, and Fast Company. He was President and Publisher of the Random House Trade Group from 1990 to 1997. He lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography) Harold Evans was an American- British Journalist, author and publisher. He was born, Harold Matthew Evans, in Manchester, England, on June 28, 1928. He got his first job in 1944 at a weekly, The Ashton-under-Lyne Reporter, before serving in the Royal Air Force from 1946 to 1949. He studied economics and political science at the University of Durham, graduating in 1952, and then joined The Manchester Evening News as a reporter and editorial writer. He continued his studies at the University of Chicago and Stanford University on an American fellowship from 1956 to 1957. In 1961, Mr. Evans became editor of The Northern Echo, a paper in Darlington, a working-class area in northeast England. A few years later, in 1966, he was hired in 1966 by The Sunday Times, he became editor a year later and transformed the weekly into Britain's best investigative paper. In 1982, he was forced out as editor of the Times of London and reinvented himself in the United States as a publisher, author. He taught at Duke and Yale Universities, became editor of the book publisher The Atlantic Monthly Press and took up the post of editorial director of the newsmagazine U.S. News & World Report. He was the founding editor of Condé Nast Traveler, where he worked from 1986 to 1990. From 1990 to 1997, he was president and publisher of Random House. He became an American citizen in 1993. After leaving Random House in 1997, he was an executive of The Daily News in New York, U.S. News & World Report (in a second stint), The Atlantic Monthly and the business magazine Fast Company. In 2011, he was named editor at large of the Reuters news agency. He was knighted in 2004 for his services to journalism, despite having left Britain 20 years earlier and becoming an American citizen. As an author, Evans's books include The American Century (1998, with Gail Buckland and Kevin Baker); War Stories: Reporting in the Time of Conflict from the Crimea to Iraq (2003); They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine, Two Centuries of Innovators (2004, with Gail Buckland and David Lefer); My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times (2009), his memoir; and Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters (2018). Harold Matthew Evans died on September 23, 2020, at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) — biographie de The American Century… (plus d'informations)
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Sir Harold Evans, is the author of The American Century (Knopf, 1998), 700 pages with 900 photographs. In 2004 he completed work on a history of 200 years of innovation entitled They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators. Little, Brown and Company, (a division of Hachette Book Group USA). This 500-page book was the basis of a four-part PBS series, produced by WGBH, makers of The American Experience. For the first installment in the series Evans was nominated with Carl Charlson for an award by the Writers’ Guild of America for “the outstanding script of 2004 in the category of documentary, other than current affairs.”
An innovative educational company, Contemporary Learning Systems, received a a grant from the Marion Kauffman Davis Foundation to prepare interactive college courses on innovation starting in 2009 based on They Made America . The pilot website is www.innovationcourse.org.
Evans was the President and Publisher of Random House Trade Group from 1990-1997. From 1997-1999 he was Editorial Director and Vice Chairman of U.S. News & World Report, the New York Daily News, The Atlantic Monthly and Fast Company, a position from which he resigned in January 2000 to devote himself full-time to major writing and television projects. (Evans remains a Contributing Editor at U.S. News & World Report). In 2002, The Freedom Forum invited Evans to be the guest curator of its Newseum exhibition “War Stories: Reporting in the Time of Conflict” and subsequently he wrote a monograph entitled War Stories: Reporting in the Time of Conflict From the Crimea to Iraq (Bunker Hill Publishing).
Before moving to the United States, Evans was the editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981, and editor of The Times from 1981 to 1982. His account of these years was published in his No. 1 UK best-seller Good Times, Bad Times. Evans ended his year at The Times shortly after being named Editor of the Year by Granada Television’s What the Papers Say. In his editing years, he wrote a five-volume manual entitled Editing and Design, which became the standard work for the training of journalists. Two volumes, Essential English and Pictures on a Page, were recently republished. In 1999, in the United States, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography.
Evans graduated from Durham University in the U.K. in 1952 with honors in politics and economics, after service in the Royal Air Force. In 1956, he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship for two years of travel and study in the U.S. He did postgraduate work at the Universities of Chicago and Stanford for a Masters thesis on the reporting of foreign policy.
Evans was awarded a Doctorate in Civil Law by Durham University, and holds doctorates from the universities of London, Sterling and Teesside. In 2004, he was honored for services to journalism with a knighthood.
Sir Harold lives in New York City with his wife, Tina Brown, and their two children.
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