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 500-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 Jeff Zucker, 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, this event pokes fun at local network affiliates: WAGA-TV, WGCL-TV WSB-TV and WXIA. In 2013 the Press Club assembled Atlanta’s edgiest team of comedians to “roast” our local broadcast journalists. Our 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 internship placement program.