24/7 culture a factor in journalists’ stress

Posted by - February 14, 2018

FIFTY supporters of the London Press Club last night heard how emails and the 24/7 culture were factors in the increase of stress and mental health issues. Newspaper columnist and broadcaster Dr Ellie Cannon and a panel of health experts told how everybody needed to step back from the up-to-the-minute pressures in their jobs. The

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Search on for a £1k student journalism award winner

Posted by - February 12, 2018

Calling all young journalists! Win £1,000 in the London Press Club’s Cudlipp Student Journalism Award 2018. The search is on for today’s most promising young journalists in this year’s prestigious Cudlipp Student Journalism Award. The Award goes to students who have made an outstanding contribution to journalism for an article or series of articles or

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Chairman’s Review of 2017

Posted by - December 30, 2017

This year was never going to be a quiet one! It began with the cheers of the Trump team and the Brexit campaigners still ringing in our ears … but no one, especially the pundits, predicted that the news agenda could scale even greater heights of revelations during 2017. The awfulness of the terror attacks,

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Fleet Street legend Robin Esser dies aged 84

Posted by - December 21, 2017

We are sad to report the death of long standing London Press Club director Robin Esser. Robin died on 6 November at his home in West London after a short illness. He was 84. There will be a memorial service for Robin at St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street at 11.30 on 21 March, 2018.

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James Harding to give 2018 Cudlipp Lecture

Posted by - December 1, 2017

Former editor of The Times and Head of News at the BBC James Harding has been named as the Hugh Cudlipp Lecturer 2018. By the time James delivers his lecture, this year to be delivered at a prestigious new venue – The British Library on March 21, 2018 – he will have left the BBC.

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The threat of Fake News

Posted by - November 28, 2017

By Paul Charman With rumours the BBC and Sky might close their 24-hour news operations, the spread of digital ‘fake news’ channels worldwide presented “the biggest editorial challenge of our age” according to “the face of Sky News”, Jeremy Thompson at The Media Society/London Press Club Christmas drinks gathering at the Groucho Club. “Right now,

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Campaigning journalist honoured

Posted by - October 17, 2017

The London Evening Standard journalist who led an appeal to replant 250,000 trees uprooted in the capital by the Great Storm of 1987 has been honoured with a memorial plaque at a ceremony supported by the London Press Club. Angus McGill, who died in 2015 aged 87, used his Evening Standard column to implore readers

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