Jim Naughtie named as 2017 Hugh Cudlipp Lecturer

Posted by - March 2, 2017

HUGH CUDLIPP LECTURE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LONDON PRESS CLUB The 2017 Hugh Cudlipp Lecture will be given by James ‘Jim’ Naughtie, the BBC’s veteran radio and TV news presenter, hotfoot from covering the US Presidential election. Entitled ‘A World Turned Upside Down’, Jim Naughtie’s lecture, hosted by the London Press Club, will take place at The Museum of London on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. “The year of changes wasn’t

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Sir Alan Moses says unravelling Leveson legislation could take 15 years

Posted by - March 1, 2017

by Freddy Mayhew (This article previously appeared in Press Gazette) Chairman of press regulator IPSO  Sir Alan Moses has said unpicking legislation brought in after part one of the Leveson Inquiry, including the Section 40 cost provision amendments, could take up to 15 years. Speaking as part of a panel discussing threats to press freedom at

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Geordie Greig exclusive… a Q&A with the MoS editor

Posted by - March 1, 2017

London Press Club members have a rare chance to take part in a Q&A with Mail on Sunday editor Geordie Greig. This exclusive opportunity will take place on Thursday 2 March at one of the London Press Club’s regular events at the Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall.       Geordie Greig, Editor of The Mail On Sunday

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Your Round? Change someone’s life for the price of a drink

Posted by - March 1, 2017

For less than the price of a pint – or whatever your drink of choice – help a journalist in distress . . . That’s the plea from the Journalists’ Charity in its campaign to increase awareness of what it does and to encourage regular donations by journalists to help their colleagues in need. The

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2017: The year of risks – and how to deal with them

Posted by - March 1, 2017

On February 27 at Corinthia Hotel, members and those interested in joining the London Press Club are welcome to a fascinating talk by Major General John Holly. With his extensive military and corporate leadership experience, John will give a lecture exploring the overarching themes and geopolitical risks facing us in 2017. John has had to identify risks and

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John Rentoul: NYT calling Trump a ‘liar’ in reports is an ‘abdication of responsibility to journalism’

Posted by - March 1, 2017

By Freddy Mayhew, Press Gazette The Independent’s chief political commentator, John Rentoul, has said the New York Times’ use of the word “lie” in news reports about Donald Trump was an “abdication of responsibility to journalism”. The NYT published an opinion piece that describes the US President as “a proven liar” who “lies often and effortlessly” and used the

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