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MPC begins strategic review; establishes diversity sub-committee

The Board of the Melbourne Press Club (MPC) today moved to establish a Diversity Sub-Committee as part of the organisation’s effort to lead the journalism sector into more action on cultural and gender diversity.

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Nick McKenzie named MPC President

The Melbourne Press Club has elected award-winning investigative reporter Nick McKenzie as its new President.

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AAP Medianet - 19 July 2018

Michael Ebeid leaves SBS, Stephen Quartermain rejoins Ten as sports presenter, Dana McCauley moves to federal politics for Fairfax.

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AAP Medianet - 2 March 2017

New weather man for ABC News Breakfast; Seb Costello heads to Europe 

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AAP Medianet - 23 February 2017

New editorial staff for NITV, Fairfax and AAP NZ

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Chapter 1: The search for a well

Journalists were never great club people, not in the traditional sense. Instead, they liked their pubs. 

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Chapter 4. A Woman President

Freda Irving was the club's first woman president. We had no idea of her age, but when she took over in 1978 we discovered she was 75. She had started at The Herald under the patronage of Keith Murdoch in 1926.

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Chapter 5. The club in crisis

Noel Tennison, like elder brother Pat, was one of the great pillars that supported the Press Club and kept it going. He was passionate about it. He kept every notice he received and spent countless hours hunting down new members.

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Chapter 6. Lazarus rises

The year was 1995 and Jim Clarke was worried. The club could not go on the way it was. Everything had been tried — subsidised lunches, tearful appeals on notice boards, wild Christmas parties. However, he did have an idea. Why not get someone in charge who had real clout, someone with a high profile, someone who could steer real resources their way.

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Chapter 9. The Push for Membership

In 1991 ­– 20 years after the founding of the club – membership was still hovering under 200 and it was reasonable to question whether this was sufficient for a viable organisation. Certainly, this number was a very small proportion of the eligible membership in the dynamic media-rich city of Melbourne.

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