To serve the professional and social needs of our journalism community and foster journalistic excellence. To advance the public’s interest in and understanding of a free press.
About the Press Club
The Atlanta Press Club has grown to become one of the largest and most dynamic professional journalism associations in the country. Our membership encompasses Atlanta’s burgeoning media community – print, broadcast and online, big and small, national and local media outlets. Over half of our 600-plus members are working journalists. The balance is public relations professionals, educators, retirees and students.
The Atlanta Press Club has received recognition nationwide for our Newsmaker Luncheons. Recent speakers include Tom Brokaw, General David Petraeus, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Governor Nathan Deal, and more.
As a professional and networking organization, APC hosts the Evening Enrichment Series. Members receive free admission to these monthly forums that feature topical discussions including the latest in social media, first amendment issues, and more.
The Atlanta Press Club is the place to mix and mingle at some of Atlanta’s favorite social events. At the Holiday Author Party, more than 30 local and national authors are available to sign their books and mix with members. The ever-popular spring event, the Gorilla Ball, is a night of lunacy as local TV news stations and CNN compete for the coveted “Otto Focus Award” for outstanding bloopers. Our Mid-Month Mixers afford members an opportunity to mix and mingle at Atlanta’s hippest bars and restaurants.
The Atlanta Press Club sponsors a series of televised political debates and hosts First Amendment programming. The Club also supports students through its scholarship and internship program.
While traditional business attire is always appropriate, “Business Casual” is also welcome at the Club. The following is intended to clarify what will be allowed at the Club.
- Denim or “nice” jeans are permitted. The denim may not be faded or torn. A collared or banded neck, dress shirt or sweater must be worn with denim. No T-shirts, tank tops, tank-style undershirts or halter-tops will be allowed, regardless of logo or imprint.
- Tennis shoes, sneakers (unless worn for medical reasons), flip-flops and other casual shoes are not permitted. Shorts, sweat suits, jogging/tennis and other athletic attire are never permitted.