Phew, What a year 2016 turned out to be!
I hope you agree that it was a good one for the London Press Club. Our big three events – the Press Ball, The Awards Lunch and the Cudlipp Lecture – were all terrific successes.
We can also be proud that we kept up the pace with regular events every month. The support from our new regular “home” at the Corinthia Hotel in addition to the Frontline Club’s First Tuesday has been superb.
Forums at the Corinthia during the year ranged from artificial intelligence to how journalists cope with stress; while the Frontline Club gatherings included one of the most poignant and gripping debates when senior journalists and editors discussed: “The endangered species: Foreign Correspondents”.
Other London Press Club debates included teaming up with the Republicans Abroad on the then-unlikely nomination of Donald Trump and closer to home on threats to journalism from Britain “becoming a surveillance state”.
We finished up the year with a hugely successful homage to the departure of the last working journalists’ office in Fleet Street with the most apt of events, “The Long Lunch”. Former editors from The Street joined editorial execs who have moved on to today’s 24/7 multi-media operations across the capital to reminisce about times gone by and chew over the landscape ahead. Everyone thought it was such a success the sponsors are keen to repeat the event next year!
Thank you for your support of all of the above, and I’m hoping that you will be able to take part in the 2017 programme which promises to be as busy as last year’s. Please do regularly visit this web site for the latest reports and future event details.
Please do put the following dates in your diary:
Thursday 26 January London Press Club/LSE debate on truth post Trump and Brexit with a panel including Matt Frei, and Anne McElvoy
Thursday 26 January Social gathering at Corinthia
Tuesday 7 February First Tuesday gathering at The Frontline Club
Monday 13 February Debate: Journalism and Freedom of the Press under threat. Panellists include Sir Alan Moses and Bob Satchwell. Chair Roy Greenslade. Venue: Stationers’ Hall.
Monday 27 February Event at Corinthia Hotel.
Tuesday 7 March Debate at Frontline Club’s first Tuesday gathering
Wednesday 29 March The Cudlipp Lecture at The Museum of London. Speaker to be announced shortly.
Thursday 27 April The Press Club Awards Lunch