Mayor Kasim Reed Discusses His Plans for 2015 at the Atlanta Press Club – SOLD OUT

BofA_enterprise_cmykMayor Kasim Reed will be the featured speaker at the Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Friday, January 30. Bank of America is the presenting sponsor of this event.

WHO

Delta-Air-Lines-Logo 2013Kasim Reed has been Mayor of the City of Atlanta since January 2010. Since then, some of his biggest accomplishments include creating the largest police force in Atlanta history, re-opening all of the city’s recreation centers and improving fire-rescue response times. He played an integral role in the implementation of the Atlanta Streetcar project that had its inaugural ride at the end of 2014.  Mayor Reed has also been an advocate for deepening the Port of Savannah; Georgia’s largest economic development project to Gas South 2013date.

Mayor Reed is regularly featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. In 2013, The Root, a publication of the Washington Post Company, ranked Reed among the top ten Ga Powermost influential African-Americans in the nation. 

 

WHEN
Friday, January 30
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Southern Company logo 2013Noon – Lunch and Remarks
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn

WHERE
The Capital City Club
7 John Portman Blvd.
simensAtlanta, GA  30303

Dress at the Capital City is business attire. 

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This event is sold out.

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 price
General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300 
GA_LinkSponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $325

Nonmember price
General admission ticket – $40
Table of 10 – $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $450

 

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

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

Enter or Nominate a Colleague for the 2014 Awards of Excellence

The Atlanta Press Club Awards of Excellence recognize individual journalists for quality work that makes an impact

All journalists who either work for Atlanta news outlets or who are based in Atlanta are eligible for an Award of Excellence. Anyone is eligible to nominate a journalist for an Award of Excellence, and journalists are encouraged to self-nominate. 

Winners will be recognized at a reception in the spring. 

Nomination Deadline: February 10, 2015

The 2014 Awards of Excellence will be judged by members of the National Press Club based on the following criteria:

  • Content
  • Timeliness
  • Demonstrated Reportorial Skill
  • Impact

 

Members of the Atlanta Press Club board of directors are not eligible to win.  

To nominate someone: Pay the entry fee (APC Members – $20/Nonmembers $40); Complete and return the 2014 Nomination Form and the work to be judged.

  • APC Members – $20
  • Nonmembers – $40

 

2014 Awards of Excellence Categories:

  • Print, Daily - News or feature articles appearing in regularly produced newspapers and magazines
  • Print, Non-Daily - News or feature articles appearing in regularly produced weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or one-off newspapers or magazines
  • Print Photography - News or feature photographs appearing in newspaper or magazines
  • Broadcast, TV Reporting - News or feature story appearing in a local or national newscast or program
  • Broadcast, Radio Reporting  – News or feature story appearing on local or national radio
  • Online, Digital Reporting - News or feature story created specifically for an online outlet
  • Broadcast, Video - News or feature videography appearing in a local or national newscast or program
  • Photography, Single Image - Single image from an online story, homepage or channel front
  • Photography, Gallery - Photo story or collection of photographs from an online story or gallery that tell a story
  • Commentary - Any medium, up to 3 pieces, published or broadcast in 2014
  • The Rising Star Award - Outstanding talent from any medium, under 30 years of age
  • (NEW CATEGORY) Reporting on Civil and Human Rights ~ awarded in partnership with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights – Original reporting on a civil or human rights issue. This can be from any medium including print, broadcast, radio or online. This category will be judged by National Center for Civil and Human Rights partners who have a broad knowledge and keen understanding of human rights issues.
  • The Atlanta Press Club Impact Award -The winner of the APC Impact Award is a Georgian (not necessarily a journalist) who had a significant impact on the journalism profession in the previous calendar year and has furthered the mission of the APC, which is focused on fostering journalistic excellence and advancing the public’s understanding of a free press*

*Letter must include proof of impact/results

Georgia’s General Assembly Unplugged: Behind the Headlines with the State Capitol Press

Join the Atlanta Press Club for breakfast on Tuesday, February 10 for Georgia’s General Assembly Unplugged. Our panel of state capitol reporters will discuss the issues the state legislature is expected to take up this session, including transportation, criminal justice reform and medical marijuana.

PANELISTS
Greg Bluestein, Political Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lori GearyPolitical & State Capitol Reporter, Channel 2 Action News

Other Panelists TBA

MODERATOR
Jeanne Bonner, Freelance Capitol Reporter

WHEN
Tuesday, February 10
7:30-8:00 a.m. Networking Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:15 a.m. Program and Q&A

Business Attire

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

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. 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.
Atlanta Press Club members receive complimentary admission to this event!

Nonmember price - $15

To register click here or call 404.577.7377

Journalism Intern Placement Program – Summer 2015

Event Photo - Intern Winners

2014 Atlanta Press Club Internship Recipients

The Atlanta Press Club to select students for summer internships

The Atlanta Press Club will select qualified journalism or communications students for summer internships at participating local media organizations, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Morris News Service and News Radio 106.7. Atlanta Press Club interns will be matched with a media organizations based on their interests and abilities.

APC internships allow students to receive hands-on work experience at some of the leading news organizations in Atlanta. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend for living expenses. Each internship will last 15-25 hours per week during the summer of 2015.

Students seeking to become an Atlanta Press Club intern, please complete the application by February 20, 2015.

Applicants must be current students who attend an accredited college or university and are majoring in journalism, broadcasting, mass media or communications.

Media organizations seeking to host an Atlanta Press Club intern, please contact APC at 404.577.7377 or info@atlpressclub.org.

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For over a decade, the Atlanta Press Club supported college students each year with scholarships. In 2013, the Atlanta Press Club proudly transformed its scholarship program into an internship placement program. The Atlanta Press Club has distributed more than $70,000 to worthy students seeking careers in the journalism field.

Atlanta Press Club internships are funded by proceeds from the annual Hall of Fame dinner.

“Father of the Internet”, Vint Cerf, Speaks to the Atlanta Press Club

2011 VGCVice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google, Vinton Cerf, will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Breakfast on Monday, March 30. This event is in partnership with Refresh South. 

WHO
Vinton Cerf has served as Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist since October 2005. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services.

Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He also has held executive positions with MCI and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Cerf was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Science Board in February 2013. Cerf is a recipient of numerous additional awards and commendations including the U.S. National Medal of Technology, the ACM Alan M. Turing award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Technology entrepreneur Sanjay Parekh will moderate the conversation. Parekh is a co-founder of event partner Refresh South, a speakers’ series focused on bringing engaging speakers to Atlanta. Please visit www.refreshsouth.com                               

WHEN
Monday, March 30
7:30 a.m. – Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffett
8:00 a.m. – Moderated Discussion with Q &A
9:00 a.m. – Adjourn 

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

The Commerce Club attire is business or business casual.

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. 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 breakfast 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.

Click here to register or call 404.577.377.

Price – $30

 

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.