The National Association of Journalists has paid tribute to the death of former Sunday Times editor, Sir Harlod Evans, who died today 24 September 2020.
Sir Evans, a British-American journalist, was mostly known for his investigation into the drug Thalidomide – a sedative drug prescribed in the 1950s.
Additionally, he was editor of the Sunday Times for 14 years and oversaw the running of many successful campaigns.
Later he went on to become the editor of Conde Nast Traveller magazine and president of the publishing giant, Random House.
In a statement, the NUJ said they were “sad to note the death of Sir Harry Evans”.
Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary, NUJ, said: “Harry Evans was a giant of British journalism who reshaped our idea of what newspapers could be”,
“As well as writing the training manuals from which many of us learned our trade”
She added: “More than anything, though, he demonstrated the power of reporting as a moral endeavor dedicated to righting wrongs and improving the world for us all.”