Archives for February 2016

Bar, Media and Judiciary Conference Invites Journalists to Feb. 26 Forum

The Georgia Bar, Media and Judiciary Conference invites journalists to its Friday, Feb. 26, forum on emerging issues in the law and society. Journalists receive the student rate of $25 for the all-day conference, which includes parking in the State Bar building in downtown Atlanta and a box lunch. Attendees are free to stay for just part of the day and each session allots time for questions from journalists and others in attendance.

Sessions include:

  • A look behind the scenes at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s comprehensive review of police shootings, “Over the Line.”
  • Law enforcement officers discuss how the tension between them and citizens is changing the way they approach their jobs.
  • 21st century public housing? Covering the continuing construction of Atlanta’s sports stadiums.
  • The story of a college football fix: A look back at Georgia’s contribution to the law of libel in the world of Bear Bryant
  • Justice for judges: A look at the work of the Judicial Qualifications Commission in a Fred Friendly-style visit to the imaginary court of Judge Lawless Stevens in Lizard Lick, Ga.
  • Georgia and the death penalty: Changing perspectives?
  • A live broadcast of GPB’s “Political Rewind” with Bill Nigut and Jim Galloway.

See the full program and register here:

Accountable Journalism Website Lets Reporters Easily Search for Media Codes of Ethics


By Adreana Young

In 2002, the largest collection of press codes of conduct in the world was donated to University of Missouri by French journalist Claude-Jean Bertrand. Fast-forward to 2015, where the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Ethical Journalism have revamped the website at

According to Randy Pichtr, RJI executive director, so far, RJI and EJN have put together 769 entries that include codes of ethics, Press Council guidelines and related documents from 250 countries around the globe.

Using the database is simple. Just type a word into the search bar and codes relating to the word will come up.

While the mechanics of the website may be easy….READ MORE

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Grants Available from Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University is currently accepting applications for two grants for writers ready to embark on ambitious reporting projects. 


Matthew Power Literary Reporting AwardDEADLINE: February 16, 2016

Online Application:


A grant of $12,500 will be awarded to support the work of a promising early-career nonfiction writer on a story that uncovers truths about the human condition. Offered for the first time in 2015, the Award has been endowed by individuals and organizations touched by the life and work of Matthew Power, a wide-roving and award-winning journalist who sought to live and share the experience of the individuals and places on which he was reporting. Winners will have access to NYU’s libraries and the Institute’s facilities, including work space (as available).


The Reporting AwardDEADLINE: February 22, 2016

Online Application:


The Reporting Award supports a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects in the public interest. The Institute will select up to two winners of the Reporting Award. Each winner may receive a different amount of money, at the discretion of the Committee. The maximum award is $12,500.  Winners will have access to NYU’s libraries and the Institute’s facilities, including work space (as available).

Atlanta Press Club to Host 18 Candidates in Special Election Debate for Congressional District Six

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The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will host a special election debate for Congressional District Six on April 5, 2017 at Georgia-Pacific. This election will fill Tom Price’s seat who is now serving as the 23rd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services. The bipartisan election will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

The debate will be live streamed via the Atlanta Press Club Facebook from the Georgia-Pacific auditorium on Wednesday, April 5th at 5 p.m. Members of the media, students and the public are encouraged to attend. RSVPs to can be sent to The list of qualified candidates for Congressional District Six are as follows:

David Abroms, Republican

Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan, Republican

Ragin Edwards, Democrat

Keith Grawert, Republican

Bob Gray, Republican

Karen Handel, Republican

Alexander Hernandez, Independent

Judson Hill, Republican

Richard Keatley, Democrat

Amy Kremer, Republican

Bruce Levell, Republican

William Llop, Republican

Dan Moody, Republican

Jon Ossoff, Democrat

Andre Pollard, Independent

Rebecca Quigg, Democrat

Ron Slotin, Democrat

Kurt Wilson, Republican

The election will be held on April 18, 2017. The live stream will be aired on April 5 at 5 p.m. via the Atlanta Press Club Facebook and at

Members of the media, the general public, and students are invited to attend the Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series. Please RSVP by sending an email to


Meet Georgia’s New Attorney General Chris Carr at the Atlanta Press Club

Chris Carr, Georgia’s attorney general since November 2016, will speak to the Atlanta Press Club at a Newsmaker Luncheon on Monday, April 10.

Carr was sworn into office as Georgia’s 54th Attorney General on November 1, 2016. Carr previously served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) under Governor Deal from November 2013 to November 2016. Prior to joining GDEcD, Carr was Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson for six years.


Monday, April 10
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch and Remarks
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn


The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at the Commerce Club is business attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 after the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.


The Atlanta Press Club offers sponsorship opportunities and promotion for your company with this event. Please contact development director Carolyn Proffitt at or 404.228.5392 for details and benefits.


This luncheon is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404-577-7377 or emailing

APC Member Prices
General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $325

Nonmember Prices
General admission ticket – $40
Table of 10 – $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $450


Tickets and tables may be purchased here or by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.