The Press Club Awards 2017 shortlist and winners

Posted by - May 1, 2017

The much-duplicated Scoop of the Year award  was one of the original categories in the London Press Club Awards and the first of its kind. Then Press Club chairman George Westropp, who is now a member of the annual judging panel, recalls that the award was ‘for the best, most jaw-dropping scoop’. None were less jaw-dropping than the

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Jim Naughtie’s call to arms at annual Hugh Cudlipp Lecture

Posted by - April 3, 2017

Veteran BBC broadcaster James Naughtie has said that the media needs to be more vigorous and responsible in its reporting than ever before to win the ‘culture war’ that Donald Trump has unleashed on the free press. Delivering the annual Hugh Cudlipp lecture – hosted by the London Press Club – the former Today presenter

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Aspiring journalists kick off first ‘speed-mentoring’ event

Posted by - March 21, 2017

By Safeeyah Kazi, London Evening Standard Trainee Journalist At the first event of its type ever held, ‘One Million Mentors’ was launched as part of a pilot scheme to help young people across the capital into employment by giving them mentors in a variety of sectors. The London Press Club teamed with UpRising to pilot the

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London Press Club joins Mayor of London and youth leadership organisation UpRising to kick off search for ‘One Million Mentors’

Posted by - March 10, 2017

Aspiring journalists from across the Capital will have the opportunity to get advice and support from established professionals working in the press, broadcasting and digital media as part of a new initiative backed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. The London Press Club is teaming up with UK-wide youth leadership development organisation UpRising to help launch a

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Geordie Greig on Trump, Dacre and Foreign Aid abuses

Posted by - March 4, 2017

By Paul Charman. Dubbed “The golden boy of Kensington High Street” by interviewer Peter York, Mail on Sunday editor Geordie Greig discussed Trump, the newspaper’s campaign against Foreign Aid abuses – and the day he persuaded the Lebedevs to buy the Evening Standard – in a wide-ranging face-to-face, hosted by the London Press Club and

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Sir Alan Moses says unravelling Leveson legislation could take 15 years

Posted by - March 1, 2017

by Freddy Mayhew (This article previously appeared in Press Gazette) Chairman of press regulator IPSO  Sir Alan Moses has said unpicking legislation brought in after part one of the Leveson Inquiry, including the Section 40 cost provision amendments, could take up to 15 years. Speaking as part of a panel discussing threats to press freedom at

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Your Round? Change someone’s life for the price of a drink

Posted by - March 1, 2017

For less than the price of a pint – or whatever your drink of choice – help a journalist in distress . . . That’s the plea from the Journalists’ Charity in its campaign to increase awareness of what it does and to encourage regular donations by journalists to help their colleagues in need. The

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John Rentoul: NYT calling Trump a ‘liar’ in reports is an ‘abdication of responsibility to journalism’

Posted by - March 1, 2017

By Freddy Mayhew, Press Gazette The Independent’s chief political commentator, John Rentoul, has said the New York Times’ use of the word “lie” in news reports about Donald Trump was an “abdication of responsibility to journalism”. The NYT published an opinion piece that describes the US President as “a proven liar” who “lies often and effortlessly” and used the

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