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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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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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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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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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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Shahriar Kabir’s Documentary ‘Journey to Justice’ – private screening and Q&A

Posted by - October 10, 2016

There will be screening of the documentary, Journey to Justice, by the eminent writer and journalist Shahriar Kabir at the Bangladeshi High Commission on Wednesday, October 26. The documentary tells the story of the brutal genocide by the Pakistan occupation army in 1971 which resulted in the deaths of three million innocent civilians. Following the screening, there will be a question and answer

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Presentation to veteran member Peter Durrant

Posted by - October 10, 2016

Members gathered last week to make a special presentation to Peter Durrant to mark his contribution to the London Press Club. They were told of the veteran newspaperman’s early days in Fleet Street, where he started working in 1945 – aged 14 – as a Copy Boy/Messenger with the London Evening News at Carmelite House. Peter, who has been a member

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