A free, fair and robust journalism industry is usually considered one of the cornerstones of any functioning democratic society. Journalism serves many functions in a community which include keeping citizens informed of the goings-on locally and internationally, as well as keeping those in power accountable. Press clubs are organisations whose primary goal is to support the growth and success of the journalism industry within their jurisdiction. The Birmingham Press Club is one of the most distinguished press clubs in the UK.
The Birmingham Press Club: Our Functions
Our functions include:
- Fostering relationships between media companies and the local business community.
- Enlisting distinguished industry players to provide mentorship opportunities to young and inexperienced journalists.
- Ensuring members uphold the highest standards of journalistic integrity and that media freedom is not infringed upon.
- Hosting regular events and luncheons to promote networking within the industry
- Holding an annual awards ceremony to recognise and reward those performing exceptionally.
- Hosting regular workshops allowing for industry members to discuss the existing state of affairs and how journalistic standards in Birmingham can keep on improving.
The Birmingham Press Club’s membership can be broadly grouped into three categories:
- Those actively working (on a full-time or part-time basis) for recognised local journalism organisations.
- Retired journalists who worked for local organisations
- Students who are either enrolled in or have graduated from, recognised journalism programs.
The purpose of this website is to provide valuable insight into the press club’s purpose and functions. Articles will cover topics like:
- What are press clubs?
- Becoming a member of the press club.
- News and events.