Foreign press club “deadlocked on website”

Foreign press at work in Rome soon after the Club's foundation

 ROME – The new governing council of Rome’s Foreign press club in Humility Street is “deadlocked” over plans to re-design its website that sadly often has little information about key events, club sources say.

 Questions have been raised about why a web designer commissioned and reputedly paid as much as 7,000 euros to redesign the site more than a year ago evidently did not complete the planned work, the sources say. A major event such as a meeting with the Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi Wednesday was not flagged on the website home page for members, for instance.

 Why the Club should be stuck with a relatively primitive website is a source of bewilderment to many members as they enjoy the weekly “Happy Hour” that bucks the journalistic recession each week at the august institution, say the sources, who asked not to be identified.