Archives for February 2016

APC After Deadline: A Mixer With Fellow Journalists

Join us for our first mixer of 2017! Hosted by Jorge Buzo, senior news anchor with Telemundo Atlanta. 

Sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club, the Georgia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association.


Tuesday, February 28
6 to 8:30 p.m.


Gordon Biersch
3242 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305


This event is free with a cash bar. Please R.S.V.P. online so we have an idea of how many to expect. For questions, call 404-577-7377.

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).

Georgia Speaker of the House Discusses the Legislative Session at the Atlanta Press Club

Georgia’s House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, March 8. Communities in Schools of Atlanta is the presenting sponsor of this event. Georgia EMC is the program sponsor.



Program Sponsors:

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Since 2010, David Ralston has served as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and has served in the House since 2002.

Ralston was named the 2010 Georgian of the Year by Georgia Trend magazine. In 2011, Governing magazine named him as one of the 16 Republican legislators in the nation to watch.


Wednesday, March 8
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch
12: 25 p.m. – Remarks and Q&A
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn


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

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual 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 at 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 and program listing – $325

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

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