Friday, May 20, 2016

Legendary Editor Harry Evans Has This to Say About Today's "Deeply Polluted" Media

By Hollywood Reporter, May 19, 2016 
Long before he stormed the barricades of American media, Sir Harry Evans already was something of a legend. In 1968, the then-40-year-old editor of The Sunday Times led a landmark investigation into thalidomide, a drug that had left thousands of infants throughout the world suffering from severe deformities. Taking on some of the most powerful interests in the country, he helped overturn some of Britain's restrictive libel laws and launched a new era of investigative journalism that became the model for newspapers worldwide. When The Boston Globe launched its Spotlight division in 1970 — which inspired the 2016 Oscar-winning movie — one of the paper's editors was sent to spend the summer in London, just to observe Evans and his crew.
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