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Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Save the Date: The 2017 Cudlipp Lecture

The London Press Club is proud to announce that the 2017 Cudlipp Lecture will take place on Monday 6 March at the Museum of London.  Last year’s Cudlipp Lecture at the Museum’s lecture theatre was a sell-out. Mark the date in your diary now. More details to follow.

Q&A with The Independent’s digital editor. Tuesday 20 September. 6.30pm.

The London Press Club’s “meet the editor” Q&A series continues with The Independent’s editor Christian Broughton Christian will reveal how The Independent has developed since its move to digital-only publishing six months ago, and take questions from the audience. Book now for this fascinating Q&A session and networking reception which will take place at the offices of

Press coverage of ‘Surveillance State’ debate

This week’s Stationers’/London Press Club/Society of Editors debate Press Freedom in a Surveillance State has sparked coverage in The Guardian and Press Gazette. A full house at Stationers’ Hall saw a panel comprised of Evening Standard home affairs editor Martin Bentham, Heather Brooke, the journalist who exposed the MPs expenses scandal, and Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, discuss issues around

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February 11: Migrants, Terror and the Media

Next month’s Polis and London Press Club debate Migrants, Terror and the Media: reporting and responsibilities on the front line is now sold out. Join the waiting list here. If you can’t join us on the evening you can follow the debate on Twitter with @LondonPressClub #PolisLPC. The debate, held in association with the Society of Editors and sponsored


Journalists warned on “snoopers’ charter”

Journalists should challenge threats of a “new snoopers’ charter” contained in the Government’s draft investigatory powers act, drawn up in part to fight terrorism, because it gives the State “a blank cheque” to spy on citizens and threatens investigative journalism. Heather Brooke, the journalist who exposed the MPs expenses scandal, and Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty,

Chairman’s new year message

It’s been another tumultuous year for headlines … and I hope you agree it’s been a fairly big one for the London Press Club too. Security matters have dominated, whether through terrorism or the continuing UK political battles over Freedom of the Press. The Press Club has maintained its high profile during 2015 with events as

January 11: Press Freedom in a Surveillance State

After two full-house events there in 2015 the London Press Club returns to Stationers’ Hall in January for a debate in partnership with the Stationers’ and Newspaper Makers examining the arguments over Freedom of the Press against the need for surveillance and access by investigators into emails. On Monday January 11, Guardian columnist Roy Greenslade chairs Press Freedom

Press reaction to Hugh Cudlipp partnership

Yesterday it was announced that the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture is to return to what Cudlipp Trust chair Margaret Allen referred to as its “natural home”, the London Press Club. It was  also revealed that Kevin Maguire would deliver the 2016 lecture at the Museum of London, following previous speakers including Paul Dacre, Harold Evans, Michael

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