Former City Editor dies

Posted by - February 7, 2019

So farewell then, Bill Davis, the former Evening Standard City editor, who’s filed his last aged 85. Davis, who grew up in Germany during World War Two and took on British citizenship in his teens, ran the Evening Standard’s City pages aged 26 before moving to the Guardian. He went on to edit Punch, and

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Revealed: Secrets from the Royal beat

Posted by - November 29, 2018

By Paul Charman The Queen will step down to make way for Charles to become King within three years, the ‘Godfather of Royal Reporters’ Robert Jobson predicted at a London Press Club ‘In conversation’ talk this week, sponsored by Cision. And “there are definitely tensions going on in Kensington Palace” between Meghan and Kate as

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Celebrating the best of Fleet Street at “The Long Lunch”

Posted by - October 18, 2018

London Press Club members and guests paid their annual homage to “Fleet Street” with this year’s Long Lunch event taking place at no better fitting ale house than Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. More than 100 members and guests mingled throughout the afternoon in the historic Cellar Bar and ante rooms of the historic Cheshire Cheese

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DEBATE: Liberty, Freedom and Enfranchisement: Press Censorship and the Commonwealth

Posted by - May 18, 2018

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre has partnered with the London Press Club and the Royal Commonwealth Society to stage an exclusive debate on the threats from censorship. Top journalists will be among the panellists at the Sam Wannamaker Playhouse at the Globe Theatre on Thursday 24 May from 7pm. The debate –  “Liberty, Freedom and Enfranchisement: Press Censorship and

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Praise for the Press as our awards go to journalism’s finest

Posted by - May 2, 2018

Nearly 200 journalists and editorial executives were told at the London Press Club Awards of the vital role played by the traditional media. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “This event is about acknowledging and celebrating great journalism, something we must continue to do, because although the media landscape is undoubtedly changing, what will never

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In Conversation with Les Hinton

Posted by - April 26, 2018

Join us on Wednesday May 30th at 6.30pm for an opportunity to hear direct from the man who spent five decades working for Rupert Murdoch’s companies across the world. Les Hinton will be speaking to Chris Roycroft-Davis about his life, career and his new memoir – The Bootle Boy: an untidy life in news – at

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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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