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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More than £20,000 raised for journalists’ charity at London Press Club Ball 2016

Posted by - October 15, 2016

The imposing domed hall of the Victoria and Albert Museum was the stunning setting for this year’s London Press Club Ball which raised more than £20,000 for the Journalists’ Charity. Journalists, stars and editors attended the glittering annual event which was hosted by Sky’s Dermot Murnaghan – himself a long-standing ambassador for the charity ‘run by journalists for

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The Independent editor hails digital conversion a success

Posted by - September 21, 2016

A packed London Press Club audience was given a first-hand glimpse of the dramatic story of how The Independent  has become a digital success.  Christian Broughton, editor of The Independent, spoke of his pride that the legacy of quality, non-aligned journalism was thriving in the digital world. The Independent editor, Christian Broughton Broughton told the

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Artificial Intelligence and journalism – what the future holds

Posted by - September 20, 2016

London Press Club members were taken on a fascinating – and highly entertaining – journey into the future of Artificial Intelligence at a sold-out event at The Corinthia Hotel. Toby Simpson, Chief Technology Officer of global learning company Ososim painted a compelling portrait of what life with AI will look like in years to come – and reassured

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Autumn programme announced

Posted by - September 5, 2016

Events range from the glittering annual Press Ball at the spectacular surroundings of the V&A Museum to a debate about journalism on the frontline of war zones under threat. Other dates for your diary include visits to the offices of The Independent for a Q&A and to the Corinthia Hotel for a social evening and

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The Numbers Game debate: “Data journalism gets exclusives”

Posted by - May 18, 2016

Data analysis is one of the best methods of producing exclusive stories, a London Press Club forum was told this week. Sanjit Atwal, CEO and co-founder of Squawka, opened The Numbers Game debate  with an insight into the world of data, saying journalists could now dictate the subject matter and look for different patterns and

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