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
London Press Club joins Mayor of London and youth leadership organisation UpRising to kick off search for ‘One Million Mentors’
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
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
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
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
London Press Club members are urged to back the campaign for freedom of the Press and oppose Section 40.
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.
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
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
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
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