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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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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Daily Mail and The Times win top spots at Press Club awards

Posted by - April 6, 2016

The Daily Mail was crowned Daily Newspaper of the Year for the fourth time at The London Press Club Awards lunch. Other winners included The Times, which took the newly-created Weekend Newspaper of the Year award, and journalists from ITV, Sky, BuzzFeed, The Spectator, The London Evening Standard and the Mail on Sunday were honoured. The

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Journalists warned on “snoopers’ charter”

Posted by - January 12, 2016

Journalists should challenge threats of a “new snoopers’ charter” contained in the Government’s draft investigatory powers act, drawn up in part to fight terrorism, because it gives the State “a blank cheque” to spy on citizens and threatens investigative journalism. Heather Brooke, the journalist who exposed the MPs expenses scandal, and Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty,

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Rajan proud of Independent’s role in changing Cameron’s refugee policy

Posted by - October 8, 2015

By Paul Charman The Independent’s decision to be the only national newspaper to use a shocking ‘face up’ front page picture of the drowned migrant boy helped change the British government’s refugee policy, according to its young editor Amol Rajan. “I think it made a difference”, Rajan told a packed audience of members of the

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Starmer and Sun stand off at press freedom debate

Posted by - July 14, 2015

Fears from within the media about government threats to press freedom are not yet shared by the general public, a YouGov poll carried out for a London Press Club/Society of Editors debate on the subject has shown. Almost half of those from the media surveyed believe that freedom of the press is under threat from

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