The annual Hugh Cudlipp Lecture return to its original home the London Press Club, after spending 11 years hosted by the London College of Communications.
Daily Mirror associate editor Kevin Maguire will deliver the talk at the Museum of London on 1 March.
Established in 1999, the annual Cudlipp Lecture was created in memory of Lord Cudlipp, the former editorial director of the Daily Mirror.
Maguire said: "Hugh Cudlipp sits atop the pantheon of British journalists and now is the moment to be inspired by one of the all time greats. We should harness his memory to be proud, confident and assertive journalists in the battle against the creeping authoritarianism of powerful individuals, over-mighty corporations and an intrusive state."
At the lecture the winner of the Hugh Cudlipp Award for Student Journalism will be announced. Entries are now open online at cudlipp.londonpressclub.co.uk. The £1,000 prize is given to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to journalism with an article, series of articles or video exploring an issue of public interest or concern which, in the Cudlipp tradition, exemplifies lucid and graphic communication.
Entrants must have graduated from or been enrolled at a UK university or college during 2015. .