Now’s the Time to Join the Atlanta Press Club!

Are you a journalist, journalism student or communications professional in the Atlanta area? Have you been thinking about joining the Atlanta Press Club? Maybe you’ve let your dues lapse and need to renew?

For the months of August and September, any journalist member who joins or renews can apply their dues toward a Journalism Matters package (listed here).

Additionally, any member (journalist or not) who joins or renews during August and September will be entered to win one of five sets of Hall of Fame tickets.

The 2017 Hall of Fame reception will take place October 10 at 7 p.m. at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel at 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia.

The Atlanta Press Club’s mission is to serve the evolving professional, educational and social needs of our media community, foster journalistic excellence and advance the public’s interest in and understanding of a free press.

Support for the professional needs of Atlanta’s media community is more important now than ever before. Good journalism serves our nation; it ensures the checks and balances that keep our institutions strong.

Membership to the Atlanta Press Club is on an individual basis and not transferable. New applicants will be vetted and approved by the membership committee and the board of directors.

Learn more about becoming a member of the Atlanta Press Club here!

The Economy of Atlanta’s Hidden Art Scene: Funding, Focus and Facilities

Join the Atlanta Press Club while we explore the aspects of Atlanta’s hidden art scene, including where funding comes from, how media can better cover arts and culture and the key players who help foster the city’s thriving underground art community. How does Atlanta’s support of the local arts compare to other metro areas? What do Atlantans value in the arts? Is Atlanta an arts town?

Join the Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, August 29 at Hodgepodge Coffeehouse for a panel discussion on Atlanta’s hidden art scene. Hodgepodge will have food and beverages available for sale. Local artists are welcome to display promotional material during the event.

WHO
Ashley Anderson
, Local Artist
Dorian McDuffie
, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
Amanda Mills
, Murmur Gallery and WonderRoot
Chad Radford, Creative Loafing
Laura Relyea
, ArtsATL

Moderator: Jewel Wicker, Former Digital Arts and Entertainment Reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WHEN
Tuesday, August 29
Registration – 6 p.m.
Discussion and Q&A – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE
Hodgepodge Coffeehouse
720 Moreland Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

R.S.V.P.
This event is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. Please register here, or call us at 404-577-7377 or email info@atlpressclub.org.

Technology Breakthroughs in Breaking News

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WHAT
As Atlanta continues to grow into a worldwide technology hub, the city’s media organizations are finding innovative ways to incorporate technology into their business.

Please join the Atlanta Press Club and the Technology Association of Georgia as we look at how some of Atlanta’s media organizations are using technology to report the news and to keep ahead of the competition.

The Technology Association of Georgia is the presenting sponsor of this event.

 

PANEL
Greg Agvent, senior director, National News Technology & CNN Aerial Imagery & Reporting
Louis Gump, CEO, NewsOn Media
Nora Zimmet, senior vice president, Programming, The Weather Channel

Moderated by Dana Barrett, host of the Dana Barrett Show, Biz 1190 AM

 

WHEN
Friday, September 22

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

 

WHERE
The Commerce Club

191 Peachtree Street NE, 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 after 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.

 

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

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 here or by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

Raphael Bostic Makes First Public Speech as Head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve

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WHAT
Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, will speak at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Tuesday, September 26. 

 

Presenting Sponsor:

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Program Sponsor:

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Bostic took office June 5, 2017, as the 15th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. This will be his first public speaking engagement since taking office. He is responsible for all the Bank’s activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. In addition, he serves on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

 

WHEN
Tuesday, September 26
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch and Discussion
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn

 

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE, 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 after 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.

 

SPONSORS
The Atlanta Press Club offers sponsorship opportunities and promotion for your company with this event. Please contact development director Carolyn Proffitt at cproffitt@atlpressclub.org or 404.228.5392 for details and benefits.

 

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

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 here or by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

AJC Decatur Book Festival

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The AJC Decatur Book Festival, held over Labor Day weekend in the Decatur Square, is the largest independent book festival in the country — don’t miss the journalism-focused sessions this year! Visit the Decatur Book Festival website for more information!

The 2017 Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame Dinner

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The 2017 Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame Reception Dinner will take place Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel. The Hall of Fame dinner celebrates not only the journalists we are inducting but the impact good journalism has made in Georgia and throughout the nation. 

 

2017 INDUCTEES

Doug Blackmon, former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, former Wall Street Journal bureau chief and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.

Fred Kalil, long-time sports anchor, currently with CBS46 since 2015 and formerly with WXIA for 22 years.

Aubrey Morris, the first news director of WSB Radio and formerly a reporter with the Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitution. He died in 2010 at age 88. 

Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for commentary and former editor of the editorial page for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 17 years.

 

Gold Sponsor

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 Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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WHEN
Tuesday, October 10
Reception – 6 p.m.
Dinner and Awards Program – 7 p.m.

 

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

 

SPONSORS
The Atlanta Press Club offers sponsorship opportunities and promotion for your company with this event. Please contact development director Carolyn Proffitt at cproffitt@atlpressclub.org or 404.228.5392 for details and benefits.

 

R.S.V.P.
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.