The Internet, Newspapers & the Election

Posted by - July 10, 2014

With so many changes in the way news is reported, received and interacted with since just 2010, our debate in conjunction with Pagefield, The Internet, Newspapers and the 2015 Election, brought together a panel well positioned to look ahead to next May. Isabel Hardman of The Spectator and the Daily Telegraph (and a recent nominee

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Twitter leads the social media way as uses change

Posted by - May 10, 2014

“We as a pod will move on to something else – but it’s hard to imagine what that will be,” said panelist India Knight, getting right to the heart of the questions asked by the eiClub and London Press Club event Are we twitchy for a new Twitter? What’s next in social media. The Sunday

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Getting behind the headlines of the Royal row about Press regulation

Posted by - April 16, 2014

The full spectrum of argument over the future of the Press after Leveson was thrashed out at a London Press Club debate in the historic setting of Stationers’ Hall. Daily Mail columnist Simon Heffer and Sun managing editor Stig Abell gave impassioned reasons why the Royal Charter was wrong because it could lead to Government

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Embassies and editors enjoy “vertical Fleet Street” reception

Posted by - April 7, 2014

Representatives of over 30 nations were brought together with some of the UK media’s leading figures last week for the London Press Club’s reception for members of the Diplomatic Press Attachés Association London (DPAAL) at Northcliffe House in Kensington. Home not only to seven newspapers – the i, the Independent titles, the London Evening Standard,

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The big debate verdict: Paying for quality editorial is here to stay

Posted by - March 19, 2014

A top panel from across the media spectrum – chaired by Andrew Neil – came together at the British Library last night to address what The Observer this week called “the big, nagging question that journalists obsess over”: Is paid-for news content the right strategy for commercial success? Katie Vanneck Smith, chief marketing officer at

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Sam Allardyce in conversation

Posted by - February 27, 2014

“When putting together this year’s programme I knew we had to have an football event, so I asked for London’s best manager,” said Press Club chairman Doug Wills when introducing Sam Allardyce on Tuesday evening. “But he wasn’t available so we got Sam!” Not one of the game’s delicate flowers, the West Ham boss joined

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Brazilian flavour to social diplomacy

Posted by - January 23, 2014

Attachés from embassies in London and members of the London Press Club were given an insight into the power of social media and a a rare chance to visit the Embassy of Brazil in this week. The Press Club joined forces with the Diplomatic Press Attachés’ Association to present a forum on Social Media as

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‘Inspirational’ forum on Women in the Media

Posted by - November 20, 2013

    “What is there to worry about, if you look at this panel and their achievements in the media?” asked chair Anne McElvoy at the start of the London Press Club Women in the Media forum, citing the three leading editors and British television’s longest-serving newsreader sat beside her. But, as she quickly acknowledged,

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“People need news” – David Dinsmore

Posted by - November 5, 2013

There is a future for the newspaper industry as “people don’t want news – they need it”, David Dinsmore, editor of The Sun, told a London Press Club event on November 5th. Speaking in one of his first public appearances since being appointed editor of the UK’s most-read newspaper, Dinsmore was interviewed by the BBC’s

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