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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The 2017 Hugh Cudlipp Student Award

Posted by - March 2, 2017

At the 2017 lecture, this year given by Jim Naughtie, the winner of the £1000 Hugh Cudlipp Award for Student Journalism will be announced. The prize is given to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to journalism for an article, or series of articles, or video*, exploring an issue of public interest or concern which, in the Cudlipp tradition, exemplifies lucid and graphic communication to a

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Jim Naughtie named as 2017 Hugh Cudlipp Lecturer

Posted by - March 2, 2017

HUGH CUDLIPP LECTURE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LONDON PRESS CLUB The 2017 Hugh Cudlipp Lecture will be given by James ‘Jim’ Naughtie, the BBC’s veteran radio and TV news presenter, hotfoot from covering the US Presidential election. Entitled ‘A World Turned Upside Down’, Jim Naughtie’s lecture, hosted by the London Press Club, will take place at The Museum of London on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. “The year of changes wasn’t

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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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Shameless, State of Play, No Offence…

Posted by - March 1, 2017

Shameless, State of Play, No Offence…Paul Abbott in conversation, March 6 The list goes on. Paul Abbott is simply one of the best current writers on British and American televisions, with a dark, deep and distinctive style. You just know you are watching a Paul Abbott creation. He’ll be in conversation with John Mair at The

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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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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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