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Mixed results for journalists in trust poll

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 […]

How Jocelyn Stevens made newspaper history with the moon landing

by former Press Club Chairman Dennis Griffiths Much has been written of Sir Jocelyn Stevens in the obituaries since his death last week. All spoke of his managerial style: his quick temper, the firing of people – but he was far more than that. He had a mercurial personality and was the great innovator. I […]

From the Chairman of the Judges

Press Club Director Bill Hagerty

The season for journalism awards is long and arduous. Not for those shortlisted and certainly not for the prizewinners, but for organisers, judges and those seeking sponsorship to get a particular show on the road, the post-Christmas period of intense activity soon leaves Easter in its wake, and doesn’t allow any relaxation until the time […]

Awards are proof we can all be proud of journalism

Press Club Director Bill Hagerty

by Bill Hagerty If the media landscape has changed beyond recognition in the 23 years since the Press Club entered the awards jungle with prizes in just two innovative categories, the London Press Club has determinedly kept pace. But some things don’t change. Those two original categories, Scoop of the Year — hastily copied elsewhere […]

Trust and Fleet Street

A personal view by Bill Hagerty. When the News of the World was launched in 1843, it proudly proclaimed: ‘Our motto is the truth, our practice is the fearless advocacy of the truth’. That may have been the motto, but the menu targeting the newly literate working class consisted of titillation in the form of […]

2016 Awards Lunch

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