Porsche CEO Discusses the Company’s New Atlanta Headquarters

 DvP - 17 4x6President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Detlev von Platen, R&A logowill be the featured speaker at the Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Tuesday, September 30.  Reece & Associates is the presenting sponsor of this event.

WHO
Detlev von Platen is president and CEO HOK_logo_RGB_jpg_lgof Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, GA, the importer of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne sport utility vehicles for the United States. As president, he oversees responsibility for the import and distribution of Porsche cars in the United States through the retail operations of some 200 U.S. dealers.

He assumed his current position at Porsche Cars North America in 2008. Since this time, von Platen has helped lead the company to record sales. An additional testament to von Platen’s vision and innovation, PCNA is currently embarking upon one of the most remarkable endeavors in its history with the building of its new headquarters, One Porsche Drive in Atlanta. This new 27.7-acre complex will consolidate all U.S.-based Porsche facilities and include corporate Mace_Group_logo_POSoffices, a Porsche Experience Center and test track, a technical training center and fine dining restaurant.

WHEN
Tuesday, September 30

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

WHERE
The Commerce Club

191 Peachtree Street, 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 at the event.  The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.  

R.S.V.P.
This luncheon is open to the public.

To register, click here or call 404.577.7377.

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 info@atlpressclub.org.

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 by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy. For media interviews, contact Lauri Strauss 404-523-1318 or lstrauss@atlpressclub.org.

Profiles of Poverty in Photos

665_logoAtlanta Press Club members and friends are invited to a special viewing and discussion of Profiles of Poverty, a photo exhibit depicting the challenges faced by the 1.8 million Georgians who live in poverty. The exhibit features photos from some of the state’s most talented photojournalists.

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia and Georgia Power are the presenting sponsors of this exhibit. 

WHEN
Tuesday, September 30
Georgia Power6:00 PM – Networking and Viewing of  Profiles in Poverty Exhibit 
6:30 PM – Discussion Begins

Soft drinks and snacks will be provided.

WHERE
Metro Atlanta Chamber
235 Andrew Young International Blvd NW.
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Directions and information on parking can be found here.

PANELISTS
Renee Brock is an Atlanta photojournalist whose photography regularly appears in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Brock worked for the Marietta Daily Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

For Profiles of Poverty, Brock documented the medically uninsured at a free health screening in Southwest Atlanta.

 

Joeff Davis is an acclaimed Creative Loafing photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone and USA Today. He is the winner of a 2013 Atlanta Press Club Award of Excellence for Print Photography.

For Profiles of Poverty, Davis’ photos, all originally published in Creative Loafing, demonstrate the realities of Atlanta’s homeless men and women.

 

Stephen Morton is an photojournalist currently based in Savannah, Georgia. His regular clients include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and USA Today.

For Profiles of Poverty, Morton accompanied Savannah-Chatham County police officer Tom Gentner on a regular patrol of Savannah’s more than 20 homeless camps.

 

David Tulis is an Atlanta-based photojournalist who currently covers news, sports and political assignments for Associated Press, United Press International and AFP wire services.

For Profiles of Poverty, Tulis documented the struggles of recently homeless single mom, Chanda Baptist.

 

MODERATOR
John Glenn
is veteran photojournalist whose career has spanned work at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sun-Sentinel, USA Today, Gannett News Service and the Airline Pilots Association Magazine. He is currently an independent photojournalist based in Atlanta. He is a past president of the Atlanta Press Club and CEO of J. Glenn Photography.

For Profiles of Poverty, Glenn traveled throughout Downtown Atlanta and Vine City to capture homeless and low-income individuals as they struggle not only to get by, but to survive.He also served as the curator of Profiles of Poverty.

R.S.V.P.
Atlanta Press Club members receive complimentary admission to this event.
Nonmember price – $10

To register, click here or call 404.577.7377.

Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

 

Georgia Candidates Go Head-to-Head in Statewide General Election Debates

Color LogoSee Georgia’s candidates, including those running for U.S. Senate and Governor, square off during The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series.

Members of the media, students and the general public are encouraged to attend the debates and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #APCDebates. Please see below for the taping schedule and air times.

All qualified candidates have been invited to participate. As the Atlanta Press Club believes it is important to have full participation from all the qualified candidates running for public office, we are issuing a “100 percent challenge.”  Our goal is to have 100 percent participation from every candidate that we invite to participate in a 2014 General Election debate. Candidates who have confirmed their participation are highlighted below in purple. 

All debates will take place before a live studio audience at Georgia Public Broadcasting located at 260 14th Street NW in midtown. Please call 404.577.7377 or email info@atlpressclub.org with questions about the debates or if you would like to attend in person.  

The debate for U.S. Senate will air live on Sunday, October 26 at 7:00 PM, and the debate for Governor of Georgia will air live on Sunday, October 19 at 7:00 PM at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Below is the complete schedule.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

PSC, District 1
Tapes from 1:30 – 2:00PM. Airs online at atlantapressclub.org.
Invited candidates: Doug Everett and John Monds

Agriculture Commissioner
Tapes from 3:00 – 3:30PM. Airs at 6:00PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Invited candidates: Gary Black and Chris Irvin

Labor Commissioner
Tapes from 4:45 – 5:15PM. Airs at 6:30PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Invited candidates: Mark Butler and Robbin Shipp

State School Superintendent
Tapes from 5:30 – 6:00PM. Airs at 7:00PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Invited candidates: Valarie Wilson and Richard Woods

Attorney General
Tapes from 6:15 – 6:45PM. Airs at 7:30PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Invited candidates: Greg Hecht and Sam Olens

 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

PSC, District 4
Tapes from 3:30 – 4:00PM. Airs online at atlantapressclub.org.
Invited candidates: Daniel Blackman, Aaron Gilmer and Lauren “Bubba” McDonald

Secretary of State
Tapes from 4:15 – 4:45PM. Airs at 6:00PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Invited candidates: Doreen Carter and Brian Kemp

Lt. Governor
Tapes from 5:00 – 5:30PM. Airs at 6:30PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Invited candidates: Casey Cagle and Connie Stokes

Governor
Airs LIVE from 7:00 – 8:00PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Invited candidates: Jason Carter, Nathan Deal and Andrew Hunt

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Insurance Commissioner
Tapes from 4:15 – 4:45PM. Airs at 6:00PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Invited candidates: Ralph Hudgens, Liz Johnson and Ted Metz

12th Congressional District
Tapes from 5:00 – 5:30PM. Airs at 6:30PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Invited candidates: Rick Allen and John Barrow

U.S. Senate
Airs LIVE from 7:00 – 8:00PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Invited candidates: Michelle Nunn, David Perdue and Amanda Swafford

 

All debates will be archived on GPB.org and atlantapressclub.org.

 

 

2014 Hall of Fame Dinner

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Join the Atlanta Press Club as we induct four outstanding leaders in journalism into the Hall of Fame on Friday, November 7 at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel.

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Top Sponsors

 

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees:

NUP_136430_0011Tom Brokaw
Legendary Journalist Tom Brokaw began his career in Sioux City, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska before moving to Atlanta to be editor of the 11PM news for WSB-TV. Brokaw joined NBC News in 1966 and would go on to become White House correspondent during Watergate, anchor of Today and, for 21 years, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.  He also briefly anchored Meet the Press, making him the only person to anchor all three major NBC News programs.  He has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody, and several Emmys.  He is the author of several books, including The Greatest Generation. Brokaw remains active in journalism as Special Correspondent for NBC News.  In 2014, he was awarded “A personal Peabody,” in the words of the judges, because “with his TV projects and celebrated books like The Greatest Generation, the anchor emeritus has only enhanced his reputation since he left the desk in 

 

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Celestine Sibley (1914 – 1999)
Celestine Sibley reported for the Atlanta Constitution from 1941 to 1999. Over her long career, she wrote more than 10,000 columns and countless news stories, ranging from state politics and courtroom drama to cultural affairs and homespun features. Sibley was also the accomplished author of nearly thirty books published between 1958 and 1997.  Her writing and reporting stand the test of time, coming alive off of the pages as vibrantly and colorfully for our time as they first did so many years ago.

 

 

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Claude Sitton joined the New York Times staff as chief southern correspondent, based in Atlanta, in 1958.  He distinguished himself as one of the foremost reporters covering the Civil Rights Movement. He later served for 20 yeas as editor of the News and Observer in Raleigh (NC) and in 1983 received a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.

 

 

 

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Brenda Wood anchors 11Alive News every weekday at 6 and 11PM and hosts her signature show, The Daily 11 at 7. She joined WXIA-TV in 1997. She started her distinguished career in broadcast news 20 years earlier, working in Huntsville, Nashville and Memphis. In 1988, Brenda moved to Atlanta and joined the news team at WAGA-TV. Wood has received numerous honors and awards including 15 Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), six awards from the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ), and three awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB). 

 

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Host Sponsors 

WHEN
Friday, November 7
6:00 p.m. – Reception
7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Awards Program

WHERE
InterContinental Buckhead
3315 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Cocktail Attire. 

R.S.V.P.
Seating is limited.

To register click here.

Members may purchase tickets for $75 and tables of ten including signage for $750. Nonmembers may purchase tickets for $100 and tables of ten including signage for $1,000. Ticket prices include free self-parking. 

Proceeds from this event will provide paid internships for college and university students studying journalism. These funds will guarantee that a new generation will keep alive the high standards of our profession.

Please contact the Atlanta Press Club at 404.577.7377 or info@atlpressclub.org for more information on tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities.

There is a 72 business-hour cancellation policy. 

 

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author, Rick Bragg, Speaks to the Atlanta Press Club

Rick BraggPulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author, Rick Bragg, will be the featured speaker at a special Atlanta Press Club luncheon on Thursday, November 13. He will also sign copies of his most recent book, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. 

WHO
Celebrated journalist Rick Bragg became a national correspondent in The New York Times’ Atlanta office in 1994. In 1996, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. Prior to joining The Times, Bragg worked for numerous other newspapers including The Los Angeles Times, The St. Petersburg Times and The Birmingham News.

Bragg is best known for his non-fiction books, especially those about his own family located in Jacksonville, Alabama. He has received more than 50 writing awards in the past 20 years including the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award. 

Bragg has taught writing in colleges and in newspaper newsrooms. He currently works as a writing professor for the University of Alabama’s journalism program.

WHEN
Thursday, November 13
11:30 a.m. – Registration and Book Signing*
Noon – Program
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn 

*Eagle Eye Bookshop will have copies of Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story available for sale.

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street, 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 at the event.  The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.  

R.S.V.P.
This luncheon is open to the public.

To register click here or call 404.577.7377

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 info@atlpressclub.org.

APC member prices

General admission ticket – $25
Table of 10 – $250
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $275

Nonmember prices

General admission ticket – $35
Table of 10 – $350
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $400

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

For media interviews, contact Lauri Strauss 404-523-1318 or lstrauss@atlpressclub.org.