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  . With Christmas approaching, news of this year’s Communications Industry Carol Service, our December drinks and a special offer on a festive case of wine. . . This year’s Communications Industry Carol Service will take place at St Bride’s Church (Fleet Street, EC4Y 8AU) on December 8. A chance for the industry – and friends and family – irrespective of…

. Your chance to participate in a YouGov poll on who the public trusts – and to join us for a debate next week when the results will be revealed. . . Business, Politics, Media: Who do YOU trust? November 25, Glaziers Hall (9 Montague Close, SE1 9DD), 6pm for 6.30pm The previous two London Press Club/YouGov…

  After another great first-Tuesday drinks evening last week, news of our next few events – including another exciting collaboration with YouGov following full houses for our previous events on investigative journalism and paywalls.   Business, Politics, Media – Who Do You Trust? November 25, 6pm for 6.30pm After the financial crisis, MPs’ expenses, phone hacking and much…

After a packed house last week for a rare glimpse inside Kenington’s ‘vertical Fleet Street’, two events for your diary this month. . . Tuesday’s drinks reception at Northcliffe House – home to 7 leading newspapers and the UK’s newest TV station – saw members of the Press Club and the Media Society mix with senior figures from the Evening…

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…

MEDIA SOCIETY AWARD WINNER ALAN YENTOB IS “BBC’S GREATEST SERVANT”       Peter Bazalgette, Chairman of the Arts Council, has described Alan Yentob – this year’s Media Society Award winner – as the “BBC’s greatest servant”.   Speaking about the decision of the Society to make its annual award to Yentob, who joins the likes…

  Next Tuesday (October 7), the London Press Club – which has been bringing the industry together since 1882 – is reviving the tradition of regular drinks, on the back of popular demand. We are delighted that the fitting setting of the Frontline Club (13 Norfolk Place, W2 1QJ) has offered to host us on…

Click down or  HERE to listen to our latest podcast covering our 24 June event, ‘Summer Drinks’, in conversation with Michael White.           At the ‘Summer Drinks’ event of the Media society on June 24, surrounded by beautiful photos at the Ellwood Atfield gallery which is based in the magnificent setting…

Click HERE to listen to our latest podcast about how young people consume media, is it that different from how their parents consumed media and what it means for the future of the media industry?   YOUNG NEWS?   Are the young beyond redemption when it comes to traditional media?   Is the ‘Buzz Feed’…

1. WIJ@War   WHEN : Tuesday, 1 July, 2014    TIME: 6.30 for 7pm start. Ends 9pm   WHERE:  Edelman, The Python Lounge ,  Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT         Women may soon be on the frontline in armed combat but they have always been there as journalists – and their role is just as controversial….

  DAVID KINGSLEY OBE AN APPRECIATION BY HIS FELLOW LSE ALUM AND VETERAN MEDIA SOCIETY MEMBER HARRY DARTON,THE FORMER EDITOR OF BROADCAST   Sadly, David Kingsley, who was the most significant name in media (and the Media Society on whose Council he served )for many years, has died. He contributed to all areas of media…

Last night was a full house with many come to see our debate: Is the BBC In Crisis?   Click onward for some recaps of the event from audience members: Flawed and could improve, but BBC is still the best of British (The Conversation) City chief says BBC Trust was an accident waiting to happen…

Places are already filling up fast for IBC Legal’s 21st Annual Defamation & Privacy Conference. And with our strongest ever line-up of speakers and sessions, it’s easy to see why. Here are just some of the great reasons you simply can’t afford to miss out: Panel Session including Steve Coogan: Ought a New Press Regulator…

The London Grill Club creates the opportunity to put people that matter to the flame using your questions – while enjoying good food and company!   The next guest will be Vaughan Smith on 26th February 2014, founder of the Frontline Club in Paddington and a supporter of Julian Assange,   The grill will take place at The…

Check out this event with our friends at Women in Journalism on February 20. —   Date: Thursday 20 February: Time: 6:30pm arrival for 7.30pm start. Location: Trinity Mirror offices, Canary Wharf (Room TBC) The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and networking Price: Students :  £10 – includes a year’s free annual membership to Women in Journalism…

As to be expected of an event focused on data, Wednesday’s event for The Media Society featured lots and lots of behind-the-scenes chitchat (read: a good number of the audience was on their phone throughout the event tweeting back and forth).     Thank you to Adam Tinworth (@adders) for featuring our event on his blog;…

See some of the articles featuring Wednesday’s event here: The Guardian Daily Mail The Times Broadcast Now The Drum   —     JOHN HUMPHRYS: A LIFE IN LITTLE STORIES By John Mair   This is no dry report of the event. It was a huge success. Packed house entranced for ninety minutes. Read the…

Our friends at Women in Journalism and London Press Club are hosting a networking event for any and all media lovers to join.   Where: El Vinos, Fleet Street. When: January 29th, 2014. Time: 7-9 pm. Entry is free but there will be a pay bar . Please RSVP to wijuk@aol.com if you would like…

    Geraldine Sharpe-Newton, President of The Media Society:   Simon did several turns at Media Society events and we want to add our condolences at this time.  He was such a lovely man, with the rare combination of a razor sharp intelligence and a humorous light touch.  Simon had such wit and his not-to-be-missed…

The London Grill Club creates the opportunity to put people that matter to the flame using your questions – while enjoying good food and company!   The first two guests for in the New Year as this winter’s exciting programme continues are Andrew Mitchell, MP on 20th January 2014 and George Galloway, MP on 12th…

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