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What a terrific news week… and that’s just about the London Press Club!

The Press Club/LSE debate on Truth, Trust and the Media could not have been more timely with the furore over President Trump … nor the forthcoming Cudlipp Lecture with the BBC’s Jim Naughtie, fresh from covering the US Elections. The Press Club’s next debate “Is Freedom of the Press under threat” is also perfectly timed. Jodie […]

A message from London Press Club chairman, Doug Wills, and dates for your 2017 diary

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 […]

Chairman’s new year message

It’s been another tumultuous year for headlines … and I hope you agree it’s been a fairly big one for the London Press Club too. Security matters have dominated, whether through terrorism or the continuing UK political battles over Freedom of the Press. The Press Club has maintained its high profile during 2015 with events as […]

Gorkana meets LPC chair Doug Wills

In the latest edition of the Gorkana meets feature the subject is London Press Club chairman Doug Wills. Managing editor of the Evening Standard and Independent titles, Wills has also recently taken over as president of the Society of Editors. He spoke to David Keevil about his first 18 months with the Press Club. On […]

Chairman’s holiday message

A Christmas and New Year message from London Press Club chairman Doug Wills   It’s been a terrific year for the Press Club, thanks to the support of all of the board as well as many of our stalwart members who came along to event after event. I was thrilled that we were able to continue […]

2014 Awards

It was never going to be an easy year… and 2013 didn’t disappoint on this. You may remember that at last year’s awards I said that the London Press Club believed it was important during these difficult days to celebrate the brilliance of journalism in Britain. One look at the shortlists for today’s awards confirms […]

A personal appeal from London Press Club Chairman Doug Wills

From Leveson and Snowden to journalists under arrest and on trial, it is hard to remember a time when the British Press was the subject of so much attention, both here and internationally. As I said at the Press Club awards, it is against this background that it is more important than ever for us […]

A time to celebrate our brilliant journalism

All of us in the media incessantly talk about our own industry and we always have done. We gossip, we ruminate, we prophesise. This last year has been different — the readers have been talking about us too. To use a quote said disparagingly many times this year: We have become the story. Against this […]

New era for Press News

A warm welcome to this first electronic on-line version of PRESSNEWS.  The Club board felt it was about time we moved with the times and used technology to produce a modern edition of the Journal and we hope that you like the result. This transition will allow us to communicate more speedily to members with […]

2016 Awards Lunch

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