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Hugh Cudlipp Lecture with Robert Peston




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Copyright: ITVThe award-winning broadcaster, political editor and financial journalist Robert Peston is to give the 2020 Hugh Cudlipp Lecture, partnered by the London Press Club and sponsored by The Daily Mirror.

"Can impartial news survive?"

The annual Cudlipp Lecture was created and named in memory of the late Lord Cudlipp, the former editorial director of the Daily Mirror and one of the pioneers of 20th century popular tabloid journalism. The lecture gives a platform for a high-profile media professional to address key developments and issues in today’s news business.

Lecturers have included: George Osborne, James Harding, Kevin Maguire, Emily Bell, David Walsh, Sir Harold Evans, Jon Snow, Lionel Barber, Alan Rusbridger, Rebekah Wade, Alastair Campbell, Paul Dacre, Andrew Marr, Lord Grade, Felicity Green, Piers Morgan, Geoffrey Goodman, Derek Jameson, Bob Edwards and Peter Carter Ruck.

The Hugh Cudlipp Student Award

The winner of the £1000 Hugh Cudlipp Award for Student Journalism, sponsored by The Daily Mirror, will be announced on the night.

The prize is given to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to journalism for an article, or series of articles, or video*, exploring an issue of public interest or concern which, in the Cudlipp tradition, exemplifies lucid and graphic communication to a wide audience.

Submission guidelines

Entries must have been published in print or on an online news site between January 2019-20 in a national, regional or local newspaper (free-sheets included) or a supplement which is NOT part of assessed course work in a College newspaper/magazine.

The student must have graduated from or been enrolled at a UK university or college during 2019. Students need not be studying journalism or a media-related subject to apply; student entries from all courses will be considered.

Students are limited to one entry only and should submit a PDF of the published work or a link via email to The source and date of publication must be clearly shown or added.

*For video entries, please do not send large video files – instead, please send a link to the work.

Closing date for entries: February 14, 2020.

The entry should be accompanied by the following details: name, age, home address, email address, telephone number and proof of college/university attendance.

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When and where

7.00pmFriday 6th March 2020

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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