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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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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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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2017: The year of risks – and how to deal with them

Posted by - March 1, 2017

On February 27 at Corinthia Hotel, members and those interested in joining the London Press Club are welcome to a fascinating talk by Major General John Holly. With his extensive military and corporate leadership experience, John will give a lecture exploring the overarching themes and geopolitical risks facing us in 2017. John has had to identify risks and

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