Category archives for: Reports

Your Round? Change someone’s life for the price of a drink

For less than the price of a pint – or whatever your drink of choice – help a journalist in distress . . . That’s the plea from the Journalists’ Charity in its campaign to increase awareness of what it does and to encourage regular donations by journalists to help their colleagues in need. The […]

CNN’s Brian Stelter: Trump campaign to ‘delegitimise’ media is ‘danger to journalism’

By Freddy Mayhew Press Gazette CNN’s senior media correspondent has said the rise of fake news has been a “wake-up call” to how “complicated” and “confusing” the media is for news consumers in the internet age. Brian Stelter also warned there is a broad effort to “delegitimise” the media in the United States, being carried out by […]

John Rentoul: NYT calling Trump a ‘liar’ in reports is an ‘abdication of responsibility to journalism’

By Freddy Mayhew, Press Gazette The Independent’s chief political commentator, John Rentoul, has said the New York Times’ use of the word “lie” in news reports about Donald Trump was an “abdication of responsibility to journalism”. The NYT published an opinion piece that describes the US President as “a proven liar” who “lies often and effortlessly” and used […]


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 […]

Long live the Long Lunch!

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 […]

On the verge of a ‘polio-free’ world

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 […]

The Independent editor hails digital conversion a success

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 […]

Starmer and Sun stand off at press freedom debate

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 […]

Full house for Afghanistan talk

Last week saw the London Press Club join forces with the Frontline Club to present a talk on Afghanistan past, present and future by award-winning writer William Dalrymple. Dalrymple – a recipient of the Wolfson Prize, a Foreign Press Association Media Award and five honorary doctorates and founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival – discussed […]

Mirror, MoS and Mishal Husain among winners at Press Club Awards

The Daily Mirror and The Mail on Sunday took the flagship Newspaper of the Year honours at today’s London Press Club Awards, while Londoner of the Year Award was presented  by the Club to Lord Lloyd-Webber for his outstanding contribution to the success story of the West End theatre, which is breaking all records. Today’s […]

2016 Awards Lunch

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