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.

TFI_Logo3The Hall of Fame recognizes journalists for their lifetime achievements, whose careers represent the highest standards of journalistic integrity.

To register click here or call 404.577.7377.

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

Sitton - Sq B&WClaude Sitton
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 years as editor of the News and Observer in Raleigh (NC) and in 1983 received a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.

 

 

 

Wood - Sq B&WBrenda Wood
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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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

Business or 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 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.

 

 

 

Business Leaders Paying Their Civic Dues – Tom Bell, Pete Correll, Michael Russell and Sam Williams Discuss Why They Give Back to the Community

logoThe Atlanta Press Club and The Commerce Club will hold a joint luncheon program with some of Atlanta’s most prominent business leaders on Monday, November 17. Former CNN president Tom Johnson will lead a conversation with Tom Bell, former Cousins Properties CEO; Pete Correll, former Georgia-Pacific CEO; Michael Russell, The Russell Companies CEO and Sam Williams, former Metro Atlanta Chamber CEO. The guests will discuss their participation in Williams’ book, The CEO as Urban Statesman.

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Thomas Bell is chairman of Mesa Capital Partners. Prior to Mesa, Bell served as chairman and CEO of Cousins Properties, the Atlanta based REIT that developed and owned commercial and residential properties throughout the Sun Belt.

Georgia_State_University_flame_logoA.D. “Pete” Correll is the chairman of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and the chairman of Atlanta Equity. He is also chairman emeritus of Georgia-Pacific, where he served as CEO for eight years.

Michael Russell was named CEO of The Russell Companies in 2003, succeeding his father Herman Russell. Russell oversees daily operations of The Russell Companies, which includes H.J. Russell & Company, the largest minority-owned real estate development firm in the United States.

mac logo color high resolution - jpgSam Williams was the president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber for 17 years. During his tenure, Williams oversaw a wide range of successful initiatives, including the Clean Water Act. Williams currently serves on the boards of Emory Healthcare and Grady Hospital.

MODERATOR
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WHEN 
Monday, November 17
11:30 a.m. – Registration and Book Signing
Noon – Lunch and Discussion

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.