Phew, What a year 2016 turned out to be! I hope you agree that it was a good one for the London Press Club. Our big three events – the Press Ball, The Awards Lunch and the Cudlipp Lecture – were all terrific successes. We can also be proud that we kept up the pace
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.
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
Since the Press Club Awards Lunch was held there in April, we have had a wonderful year of events at Corinthia Hotel. So it is only right that we see out 2016 with a festive social evening in the stunning surroundings of the Northall Bar. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, there is a complimentary glass
The London Press Club is commemorating an important milestone in British journalism history in the most appropriate way – with a Long Lunch. Reporters Gavin Sherriff and Darryl Smith, the last journalists working in Fleet Street, have left, marking the end of an era. Since 1702 when the first British daily newspaper, the Daily Courant, was published there, Fleet
Steve Hewlett has had a distinguished broadcasting career from researcher on ‘Nationwide’ to editor at ‘Panorama’, as well as a presenter of ‘The Media Show’. Join us to celebrate his achievements as he remembers them. On Friday 25 November, he’ll be in conversation with Roger Bolton now the presenter of ‘Feedback’ but once Steve’s boss
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
David Selves will be putting people that matter to the flame in the last Grill Club of the year in partnership with The Grange Hotel Group, with welcome drinks sponsored by Moore Stephens. Margaret Hodge, MP for Barking since 1994, was Minister for Children before becoming Minister of State for Culture and Tourism. She will be
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 media industry can still seem intimidating to those who work outside of it – even though we spend much of our time on platforms making ourselves seen and heard. Companies know that they need to work with publishers and journalists to promote their business or products, but many simply don’t know how to go about