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Monday, November 20, 2017



The Independent editor hails digital conversion a success

A packed London Press Club audience was this week given a first-hand glimpse of the dramatic story of how The Independent  has become a digital success.  Christian Broughton, editor of The Independent, spoke of his pride that the legacy of quality, non-aligned journalism was thriving in the digital world. The Independent editor, Christian Broughton Broughton

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Starmer and Sun stand off at press freedom debate

Fears from within the media about government threats to press freedom are not yet shared by the general public, a YouGov poll carried out for a London Press Club/Society of Editors debate on the subject has shown. Almost half of those from the media surveyed believe that freedom of the press is under threat from

Full house for Afghanistan talk

Last week saw the London Press Club join forces with the Frontline Club to present a talk on Afghanistan past, present and future by award-winning writer William Dalrymple. Dalrymple – a recipient of the Wolfson Prize, a Foreign Press Association Media Award and five honorary doctorates and founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival – discussed

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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

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‘Vertical Fleet Street’ welcomes Press Club

National editors mixed with journalism students as the London Press Club offered a rare glimpse inside what chairman Doug Wills has termed ‘vertical Fleet Street’ – Kensington’s Northcliffe House. Home to seven of the UK’s leading newspapers, the world’s most popular news website and the country’s newest television station, the doors are rarely opened to


The Internet, Newspapers & the Election

With so many changes in the way news is reported, received and interacted with since just 2010, our debate in conjunction with Pagefield, The Internet, Newspapers and the 2015 Election, brought together a panel well positioned to look ahead to next May. Isabel Hardman of The Spectator and the Daily Telegraph (and a recent nominee

Twitter leads the social media way as uses change

“We as a pod will move on to something else – but it’s hard to imagine what that will be,” said panelist India Knight, getting right to the heart of the questions asked by the eiClub and London Press Club event Are we twitchy for a new Twitter? What’s next in social media. The Sunday

Independent editor Amol Rajan and embassy guests at a previous LPC event

Embassies and editors enjoy “vertical Fleet Street” reception

Representatives of over 30 nations were brought together with some of the UK media’s leading figures last week for the London Press Club’s reception for members of the Diplomatic Press Attachés Association London (DPAAL) at Northcliffe House in Kensington. Home not only to seven newspapers – the i, the Independent titles, the London Evening Standard,

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