Journalists will help solve the mystery of how they cope with stress

Posted by - July 22, 2016

A medical study into how journalists chasing deadlines cope so well with stress  was launched at a London Press Club event this week. The study being undertaken by neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart into the mental resilience of journalists will include working with volunteers who will have their heart rate and testosterone monitored as part of

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‘Meagre financial rewards, intense pressure playing a vital role’: How do journalists keep their cool?

Posted by - July 12, 2016

That is the question posed by neuroscientist, Dr Tara Swart, who is launching key research into the mental resilience of journalists. There is intense pressure on journalists: daily or hourly deadlines; accountability and exposure; instant online feedback; being in the public eye; social media interaction; a culture of presumed excellence. Despite this, and the meagre financial

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Post Brexit lunch with French Minister for Digital Affairs

Posted by - July 8, 2016

The Association of European Journalists’ first lunchtime meeting since the referendum vote for the UK to leave the EU will be with: Axelle Lemaire, French Minister for Digital Affairs   on: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 11.30 – 1.p.m in: The Library at the French Institute ,17 Queensberry Place,London SW7 2DT    followed by light lunch

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River Thames boat cruise

Posted by - July 7, 2016

    London Press Club and The International Travel Writers Alliance Join us for a summer networking drinks party aboard the MV Westminster Where: Departing Westminster Pier, London When: Tuesday 26 July 2016, from 19.00 to 21.15 The London Press Club and The International Travel Writers Alliance are delighted to invite you to a summer networking drinks party aboard the MV

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Thames boat cruise Tuesday July 26th: 

Posted by - June 14, 2016

Members are invited to join the London Press Club and our colleagues at the International Travel Writers Alliance for a joint summer drinks evening on the River Thames. Departing from Westminster Pier, our hosts, City Cruises, will take us on a delightful tour east along The Thames, taking in the sights of the City of London, the Southbank, Tower Bridge and

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President Trump Anyone? with James Naughtie

Posted by - June 7, 2016

London Press Club Members are invited to The Groucho Club at 6.30pm on 5th July, to discuss President Trump Anyone? with Jim Naughtie. Jim has been on the frontline of journalism for more than 30 years, spending 21 of them at the Today programme, and will be in conversation with The Media Society’s Phil Harding covering everything from Donald Trump to

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Join us to debate: What Price Channel 4?

Posted by - June 7, 2016

Join the Media Society on 7th June to discuss What Price Channel 4?, from 6.30pm at The Groucho Club. Almost obscured by the BBC Charter renewal earlier this month, we’ll be joined by an expert panel of David Abraham, CEO Channel 4 Corporation 2016 and Sir Jeremy Isaacs, Founding CEO Channel 4 1982, to discuss the privatisation of the network. ‘;

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TV doctoring ‘like Victorian freak shows’

Posted by - June 7, 2016

Doctors who become presenters on shows like Embarrassing Bodies and Jeremy Kyle’s Emergency Room are dishonouring the sacred principles enshrined in the Hippocratic Oath. That was one of the views aired at a heated inaugural London Press Club/Hippocratic Post debate, TV Doctoring: Upholding the Hippocratic Oath, held at the Institute of Directors. A panel of four experts went

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The Numbers Game debate: “Data journalism gets exclusives”

Posted by - May 18, 2016

Data analysis is one of the best methods of producing exclusive stories, a London Press Club forum was told this week. Sanjit Atwal, CEO and co-founder of Squawka, opened The Numbers Game debate  with an insight into the world of data, saying journalists could now dictate the subject matter and look for different patterns and

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