The 2016 Hugh Cudlipp Lecture will be given by Kevin Maguire Daily Mirror associate editor and political columnist, New Statesman columnist and Sky News commentator and hosted by the London Press Club, taking place at The Museum of London on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Established in 1999, 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 great 20th century pioneers of popular tabloid journalism. The lecture, sponsored this year by the Daily Mirror is given by a high profile media professional to address key developments and issues in today’s news business. This year sees a renewed partnership between the Hugh Cudlipp Trust and the London Press Club, the lecture’s original host 17 years ago. The speakers to date have been: 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.


At the lecture, the winner of the £1000 Hugh Cudlipp Award for Student Journalism is announced. The prize is given to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to journalism. This year the award will go to the author of 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.

Submission guidelines for the Hugh Cudlipp Student Award 2016 
Entries must have been published in print or on an online news site between January 2015-16 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 2015.

Students need not be studying Journalism 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: Feb 1, 2016

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