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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Journalism scholarship launched in memory of broadcaster Steve Hewlett

Posted by - June 12, 2017

A memorial fund has been set up in memory of Steve Hewlett to encourage young people from low income households into journalism. The Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund – backed by an appeal organised by the Royal Television Society, Media Society and supported by the London Press Club – will be officially launched this afternoon on Radio

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How journalists SHOULD handle stress – new study

Posted by - May 19, 2017

By Paul Charman All the traditional crutches that hacks use to deal with stress – endless coffees, snatched meals, a quick snifter before deadline, coupled with little or no exercise outside the quick sprint to the pub – mean that they are more prone to bad temper, bias and an inability “to solve complex problems”,

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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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