FT editor Lionel Barber to deliver Cudlipp lecture

Financial Times editor Lionel Barber is to deliver the annual Cudlipp Lecture at the London College of Communications on 31 January.

Last year the Cudlipp talk was delivered by Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger and the year before it was given by Rebekah Brooks.

Entries are also now open for the £1,000 Cudlipp prize for student journalism which is presented on the same night.

Full details on how to enter here (supplied by the LCC):

Hugh Cudlipp was the creative genius of 20th Century popular newspapers. He began his career at 14 on the Penarth News and by 24 had become editor of the Sunday Pictorial (now Sunday Mirror). Made Editorial Director of the International Publishing Corporation, which owned the Daily Mirror, he controlled six national newspapers in Britain, another six in Africa and the Caribbean, and scores of magazines. Under his guidance, the Daily Mirror of the 1960s set a circulation record of more than five million copies a day. When he retired in 1973 as Chairman of IPC, he became a life peer. He died in 1998, still writing with characteristic brilliance–about journalism.

The award will go to the author of an article or a series of articles on a major issue of public interest or concern which–in the Cudlipp tradition–exemplifies lucid and graphic communication. It could be light-hearted rather than serious. Cudlipp also believed that journalism should be fun!

Entries must have been published between 1 December 2009 and 30 November 2010 in a national, regional or local newspaper (freesheets included) or one of its supplements–NOT in a college newspaper/magazine. The student must be enrolled at, or have graduated from, in 2010, an institution recognised by the Association for Journalism Education.

Students are limited to ONE entry. They should submit FIVE sets of cuttings or photocopies of the published work signed by a Journalism lecturer on their course.  The source and date of publication must be clearly shown or added.

The entry should be accompanied by single A4 sheet of paper with the following information:-

1. Name and age

2. Home address

3. Email address

4. Telephone number

5. Name and address of college

6. Name and email of lecturer who endorsed entry.

7. Title and date of publication in which entry appeared

Closing date: 1 December 2010.  Winner to be announced at the Annual Hugh Cudlipp Lecture at the London College of Communication on 31 January, 2011.  Post submissions to: Hugh Cudlipp Award, Paul Charman,  Media Office, London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB

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