Poll shows that the Press still wins the election debate

Posted by - July 30, 2017

A YouGov poll for the London Press Club has shown that traditional news sources of newspapers and television remain more influential among voters than social media. The survey just carried out among 1,600 adults in Britain showed that 23 per cent of people said printed publications helped them choose who to vote for, compared to

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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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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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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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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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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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Full house for Afghanistan talk

Posted by - June 8, 2015

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

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

Posted by - April 14, 2015

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

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Mixed results for journalists in trust poll

Posted by - November 26, 2014

The lack of public trust in major British institutions is holding the country back, a YouGov poll carried out for London Press Club has found. The research showed that this was the view of 53% of the public and 65% of those in key positions. The YouGov poll was carried out for a London Press Club

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‘Vertical Fleet Street’ welcomes Press Club

Posted by - October 29, 2014

National editors mixed with journalism students as the London Press Club offered a rare glimpse inside what chairman Doug Wills has termed ‘vertical Fleet Street’ – Kensington’s Northcliffe House. Home to seven of the UK’s leading newspapers, the world’s most popular news website and the country’s newest television station, the doors are rarely opened to

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