Do Women Journalists have equal opportunities and pay?

Posted by - January 8, 2018

The hot media subject for 2018 “Do women journalists have equal opportunities and pay?” is the subject of the latest London Press Club Debate. Chaired by columnist and broadcaster Anne McElvoy, the debate is being held in association with the Society of Editors, Women in Journalism and the Stationers & Newspapermakers livery company. On the

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Chairman’s Review of 2017

Posted by - December 30, 2017

This year was never going to be a quiet one! It began with the cheers of the Trump team and the Brexit campaigners still ringing in our ears … but no one, especially the pundits, predicted that the news agenda could scale even greater heights of revelations during 2017. The awfulness of the terror attacks,

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Fleet Street legend Robin Esser dies aged 84

Posted by - December 21, 2017

We are sad to report the death of long standing London Press Club director Robin Esser. Robin died on 6 November at his home in West London after a short illness. He was 84. There will be a memorial service for Robin at St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street at 11.30 on 21 March, 2018.

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James Harding to give 2018 Cudlipp Lecture

Posted by - December 1, 2017

Former editor of The Times and Head of News at the BBC James Harding has been named as the Hugh Cudlipp Lecturer 2018. By the time James delivers his lecture, this year to be delivered at a prestigious new venue – The British Library on March 21, 2018 – he will have left the BBC.

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The threat of Fake News

Posted by - November 28, 2017

By Paul Charman With rumours the BBC and Sky might close their 24-hour news operations, the spread of digital ‘fake news’ channels worldwide presented “the biggest editorial challenge of our age” according to “the face of Sky News”, Jeremy Thompson at The Media Society/London Press Club Christmas drinks gathering at the Groucho Club. “Right now,

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Campaigning journalist honoured

Posted by - October 17, 2017

The London Evening Standard journalist who led an appeal to replant 250,000 trees uprooted in the capital by the Great Storm of 1987 has been honoured with a memorial plaque at a ceremony supported by the London Press Club. Angus McGill, who died in 2015 aged 87, used his Evening Standard column to implore readers

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London Press Club Ball exceeds £100k fundraising target

Posted by - October 13, 2017

The London Press Club Ball last night hit and surpassed its £100,000 target for The Journalists’ Charity. Co-Chairmen of the Press Ball Ray Massey and Robert Jobson today hailed the generosity of guests and sponsors at last night’s Press Ball held in the glamorous setting of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London’s Kensington. “It

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George Osborne on Politics and the Media

Posted by - August 15, 2017

Former Chancellor George Osborne this week talked at an exclusive London Press Club event about his new job as editor of the London Evening Standard, his thoughts on Brexit and the changing worlds of politics and media. The no holds-barred Q&A with broadcaster and commentator Andrew Marr took place at the Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall before a

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Poll shows that the Press still wins the election debate

Posted by - July 30, 2017

A YouGov poll for the London Press Club has shown that traditional news sources of newspapers and television remain more influential among voters than social media. The survey just carried out among 1,600 adults in Britain showed that 23 per cent of people said printed publications helped them choose who to vote for, compared to

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