Harold Evans, Crusading Newspaperman With a Second Act, Dies at 92

Harold Evans, the crusading British newspaperman who was forced out as editor of The Times of London by Rupert Murdoch in 1982 and reinvented himself in the United States as a publisher, author and literary luminary, died in New York on Wednesday. He was 92.

Mr. Evans’s death was reported by the Times of London, where he served as editor for its Sunday stablemate for 14 years, and Reuters, where he had been editor at large. His wife, Tina Brown, told Reuters that he had died of congestive heart failure.

From smoky Fleet Street newsrooms to star-studded literary circles in New York, Mr. Evans climbed to success with relentless independence, innovative ideas and an appetite for risks that often led to postwar changes in journalism, publishing and public tastes on both sides of the Atlantic.

In Britain, he helped redefine high-quality newspapers and pushed back legal restrictions on the press.

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