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Airs October 30 at 6 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting


Watch debates from the Georgia primary and run-off elections here.

Protecting Georgia’s Children: How Are We Doing, and How Can We Do Better?


Join the Atlanta Press Club for a discussion on Georgia’s child safety net. Where does Georgia currently stand in regard to helping children succeed? How can we improve? And what are the repercussions if we don’t help? We’ll talk about how the problem differs around the state, what organizations and companies are doing to help, and how journalists can best report on the issues.


Ann Mintz, United Way
Emily Pelton, Voices for Georgia’s Children
Gracie Bonds Staples, The Atlanta Journal-Consitution
Kyle Waide, Atlanta Community Food Bank

Moderator: Rachel Tobin, Jackson Spalding

Wednesday, November 16
Registration – 6 p.m.
Discussion and Q&A – 6:30-8:15 p.m.

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

Dress code at the Commerce Club is business attire.

The ticket 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.


This event is free for members and $15 for nonmembers. Please RSVP here. You may also RSVP by calling 404-577-7377 or emailing

The 2016 Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame Dinner

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The Atlanta Press Club is proud to announce the esteemed presenters of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. The induction will be held the evening of Tuesday, November 29 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. 

This year’s presenters include Dale Russell of Fox 5 Atlanta, civil rights leader Xernona Clayton, Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond, and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Karyn Greer of CBS46 Atlanta will be emceeing the event.



Budd McEntee will be introduced by senior investigative reporter with Fox 5 Atlanta, Dale Russell. McEntee is Atlanta television’s longest-serving news director who upheld the highest standards of ground-breaking news coverage and helped build WAGA-TV into one of the nation’s largest, most powerful and respected news organizations.

Eugene Patterson will be introduced by civil rights leader, Xernona Clayton. Patterson (1923 – 2013) was a reporter, editor and columnist with the Atlanta Constitution whose passion for journalism as a force for good and whose courageous voice during the civil rights struggles of the 1960s helped change the South and the nation.

John Smith, Sr. will be introduced by Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond. Smith, publisher and CEO of The Atlanta Inquirer, honored along with the founders of The Atlanta Inquirer, gave a voice to the young people of Atlanta who were daring to advance the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

Judy Woodruff will be introduced by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Woodruff is the internationally acclaimed co-anchor and managing editor of the PBS Newshour with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.


VIP Reception Sponsors






Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

AJC 2015

Emory Medicine test

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library


Bronze Sponsors



J.B. Fuqua Foundation

The Russell Family


Host Sponsor

The Integral Group


Tuesday, November 29
Reception – 6 p.m.
Dinner and Awards Program – 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339


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.


Individual tickets are $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers, or purchase tables of 10 with signage for $750 for members and $1,000 for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased online. Please call 404-577-7377 to purchase tables.



ASJA Atlanta Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2016: Dream Bold Atlanta

Join ASJA for Dream Bold Atlanta, a one-day writing conference at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where freelance writers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with editors, content providers and agents.

Keynoter and international bestselling author Robert Hicks will debut his new book: The Orphan Mother.


Keynote Speaker: Robert Hicks

Named #2 in the most recent listing of the top 100 Reasons to Love Nashville by Nashville Lifestyles magazine, Robert Hicks was described as Nashville’s “Master of Ceremonies.” Saying “being a New York Timesbest-selling author should be enough – but not for Robert Hicks, award-winning author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country. His passion for words is equaled by one for preservation, saving the history-steeped places associated with the Battle of Franklin. Writer, speaker, leader, world-traveler, preservationist – one person really can make a difference.”

His third novel, The Orphan Mother will be released on September 13, 2016 by Grand Central Publishing. 


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