Fannie Mae Board Chair Discusses Reform of the Housing Finance System

Perrywells-fargo-logoEgbert L. J. Perry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Integral and newly named board chairman of Fannie Mae, will be the featured speaker at the Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Thursday, April 24. Wells Fargo is the presenting sponsor of this event.

WHO
FHLBank_blackEgbert L. J. Perry was named board chairman of Fannie Mae in March. Fannie Mae is a financial services corporation that buys mortgages from lenders and sells them as mortgage-backed securities to investors. 

Perry is also the Chairman & CEO Integral. Integral, a premier global provider of sustainable real estate and infrastructure solutions, provides community development, real estate development, investment management, and property management services in markets across the United States.

A real estate, construction and community development professional since 1979, Perry has developed and/or built most project types, including residential, office, retail, and mixed use projects.  Prior to founding Integral, he spent thirteen years helping to build an Atlanta-based construction and real estate company into the nation’s 3rd largest African-American owned business and largest African-American owned general contractor in 1992, increasing its annual revenues from about $12 million to approximately $200 million.  

WHEN
Thursday, April 24

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.

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

To register click here.

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.

2013 Awards of Excellence Reception – Congratulations to the 2013 Finalists

CenterforJournalism_Mercer_hrzJoin the Atlanta Press Club on April 28 as we celebrate the best in journalism at our annual Awards of Excellence reception. The Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding work from our peers during 2013. Entries are judged by the National Press Club. The Mercer University Center for Collaborative Journalism is the presenting sponsor of this event.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FINALISTS

Print, Daily
John Edwards, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alan Judd, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Bill Rankin and Carrie Teegardin, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 Print, Nondaily
Max Blau, Creative Loafing
Tony Rehagen, Atlanta Magazine
Duane Stanford, Bloomberg

Print Photography, Daily
Curtis Compton,
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kent Johnson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Print Photography, Nondaily
Joeff Davis,
 Creative Loafing
Phil Mosier, Reporter Newspapers

Broadcast, TV Reporting
Jodie Fleischer, WSB
Pablo Herrera, Freelance
Nick Valencia, CNN

Broadcast, Radio Reporting
Kali-Ahset Amen,
 WRFG
Adam Ragusea, GPB Radio
Michelle Wirth, WABE

Broadcast, Video Production
Steve Flood, 
WXIA
Jon Samuels, WXIA
Josh Wade, WSB

Digital, Multi-Media Content
Wayne Drash
, CNN
Gregory Gilderman
, The Weather Channel
Ann O’Neill
, CNN
Chris Schroder
, The Atlanta 100

Photography, Single Image
Curtis Compton,
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Ben Gray, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 Photography, Gallery
Stephen Boissy,
 WXIA
Ryan Nabulsi, WABE
John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 Commentary
Rodney Carmichael, 
Creative Loafing
Audraine Jackson, Redding News
Neely Young, Georgia Trend

 The Rising Star Award
Wyatt Williams,
 Creative Loafing
James Swift, Center for Sustainable Journalism
Darren Martin, The Maroon Tiger

 The Atlanta Press Club Impact Award
Julius Benton,
 The Brookhaven Post
Ken Foskett, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Nick Valencia, CNN
Brenda Wood, WXIA

WHEN
Monday, April 28, 2014
6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. – Awards Presentation

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

Guests can park in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis and Peachtree Center Avenue streets. Parking is not included in the ticket price. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient. 

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

Members may purchase individual tickets for $20 and tables of 10 with signage for $250. Nonmembers may purchase individual tickets for $30 and tables of 10 with signage for $350.

 To purchase tickets and tables, please click here or call 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

 

The Atlanta Press Club appreciates the support of SmallTownPapers in producing the APC Awards of Excellence contest site. SmallTownPapers, Inc. specializes in digital preservation and provides scanning and hosting services for hundreds of weekly newspapers. Additionally, the company created the BetterBNC online journalism contest platform which hosted our contest in 2011 and 2013.

Atlanta Press Club to Host Televised Primary Election Debates

Color LogoThe Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will host the following televised debates this primary election season. All qualified candidates have been invited to participate.

Debates will take place before a live studio audience at Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) located at 260 14th Street in Midtown. Members of the media, students and the general public are welcome to attend. Please call 404.577.7377 or email info@atlpressclub.org with questions or if you would like to attend a debate. We will archive the programs on GPB.org and atlantapressclub.org. 

Please see below for the taping schedule and air times.

Tuesday, April 29:
Public Service Commission, District 4, Republican*
Live streams online from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

*This debate will take place at The Commerce Club, which is located at 191 Peachtree Street,
Suite 4900, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Sunday, May 11:
10th Congressional District, Republican
Tapes from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Airs on GPB from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 12th Congressional District, Republican
Tapes from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Airs on GPB from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

U.S. Senate, Republican
Airs live on GPB from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Monday, May 12: 
U.S. Senate, Democrat
Tapes on May 11 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Airs GPB on May 12 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 14: 
Governor of Georgia, Republican
Airs live on GPB from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, May 18:
11th Congressional District, Republican
Tapes from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Airs on GPB from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Georgia School Superintendent, Republican
Tapes from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Airs on GPB from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Georgia School Superintendent, Democrat
Airs live on GPB from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Mobile Journalism 101: Producing Video with your Smartphone

Amani Channel PhotoJoin the Atlanta Press Club on Wednesday, May 7, as we learn to create professional-grade videos using a combination of traditional and new media.

Our instructor will be Amani Channel, media trainer and digital consultant for Visual Eye Media. He is also the co-founder of Web Video Chefs, a video production e-learn website, and a film and video production professor at Southern Polytechnic State University.

Learn more about Amani Channel and Visual Eye Media here.

WHEN
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6:00-6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
6:30-8:00 p.m. Program and Q&A

Business Attire

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

Guests can enter the 191 Building parking deck from either the Peachtree Center Avenue or Ellis Street entrance. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient. Parking costs are not included with your registration.

R.S.V.P.
To register click here or call 404.577.7377.

This event is free to Atlanta Press Club members. Reservations are required, so we know how many to expect. 

Nonmembers – $15

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

Atlanta Braves President, John Schuerholz, Discusses What’s Next for America’s Team

John Schuerholz 2014John Schuerholz, president of the Atlanta Braves, will be the featured speaker at the Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Thursday, May 22. Waffle House is the presenting sponsor of this event.

Waffale HouseWHO
John Schuerholz is a career Major League Baseball front office veteran. He was appointed president of the Atlanta Braves in 2007 after serving 26 years as a general manager, including 17 as the Braves’ executive vice president.

GA_LinkUnder his leadership and guidance, the Braves achieved unprecedented success, compiling the best record in baseball over those 17 seasons. The Braves established an American professional sports record by winning 14 consecutive division titles from 1991 to 2005.

Schuerholz came to the Braves from the Kansas City Royals in October of 1990. When the Braves won the 1995 World Series, Schuerholz achieved a unique distinction; he became the first executive to be general manager of world championship teams in both the American and National leagues. Schuerholz also currently serves on the Major League Baseball’s Playing Rules Committee and is Co-Chairman of the Commissioner’s On-Field Committee.

WHEN
Thursday, May 22
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.

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

Click here to register 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.

Atlanta Press Club Presents Journalism Next, an all-day Journalism Conference

Journalism NextJournalism Next is a day-long professional development conference bringing journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place for hands-on training and to learn from industry experts. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by registering today.

mercer -croppedWhat do you want to learn and do at Journalism Next? Submit your program ideas by May 1, 2014. They may be included in the conference schedule.

To learn more visit www.journalismnext2014.com

WHEN
Saturday, September 6
CMG_Corporate_Color 2010_Lg8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.

WHERE
Mercer University, Atlanta Campus
3001 Mercer University Dr
Atlanta, GA 30341

R.S.V.P.
Sign up before June 15 to receive an early registration discount. 

Early Registration Prices (Before June 15):
Atlanta Press Club members, Mercer University faculty and all college students: $50
Nonmembers: $100

Late Registration Prices (June 16-September 6):
Atlanta Press Club members, Mercer University faculty and all college students: $75
Nonmembers: $150

Registration costs include admission to all sessions and lunch.

Register here or by calling 404.577.7377. Visit www.journalismnext2014.com to learn more.

Journalism Next is part of The Atlanta Press Club’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Cox Media Group is the presenting sponsor of Atlanta Press Club “Forward at Fifty” anniversary activities.