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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London Press Club joins Mayor of London and youth leadership organisation UpRising to kick off search for ‘One Million Mentors’

Posted by - March 10, 2017

Aspiring journalists from across the Capital will have the opportunity to get advice and support from established professionals working in the press, broadcasting and digital media as part of a new initiative backed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. The London Press Club is teaming up with UK-wide youth leadership development organisation UpRising to help launch a

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First social drinks of 2017 at Corinthia Hotel, Thursday 26

Posted by - January 22, 2017

The Press Club’s programme of regular social gatherings at the Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall begins on Thursday (26 Jan) with a free glass of bubbly. Existing and new members are invited to The Northall Bar at Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall Place SW1A 2BC from 6.30pm. And remember that becoming a London Press Club member entitles

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Top line speakers for two major London Press Club events

Posted by - January 6, 2017

Two fascinating debates kick off a packed year of events The London Press Club is delighted to announce top line speakers for two major debates to kick offa full 2017 programme. The first event will be a joint Press Club/London School of Economics debate on ‘Trump, Brexit… truth, trust and the news media’ on 25

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London Press Club members are urged to back the campaign for freedom of the Press and oppose Section 40.

Posted by - December 19, 2016

The President of the London Press Club, Lord Black, has appealed personally to all members to speak out against the implementation of Section 40 before the consultation period ends on 10 January. Section 40 legislation could see media organisations forced to pay both sides’ costs in privacy and libel cases – even when an action is successfully defended.

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Long live the Long Lunch!

Posted by - December 5, 2016

It was the sort of story line no one would have believed in the hard-drinking Fleet Street days of yesteryear: Some journalists were so keen to attend the London Press Club’s event to mark the end of The Street that they took the whole day off. Journalists packed The Punch Tavern in Fleet Street for “The

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Foreign correspondents now ‘targets of war’

Posted by - November 3, 2016

A panel of foreign correspondents has spoken of the challenges of war reporting because of the increased dangers involved as well as cuts in media budgets. During a debate entitled ‘An Endangered Species: the Foreign Correspondent’ – organised by the London Press Club in co-ordination with Index on Censorship – the journalists discussed the risks faced

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On the verge of a ‘polio-free’ world

Posted by - October 25, 2016

The fight to make polio a disease of the past within a few years could falter due to ‘charity apathy’, campaigners have warned. Campaigner and television presenter, Konnie Huq, told an audience at a polio Q&A event that if pressure isn’t kept up, the spread of the disease could reach epidemic proportions. “It is easy for

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