Atlanta Press Club to Host 2016 Primary Election Debates

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The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will tape debates for the Georgia primary election on Friday, May 6, 2016, at Georgia Public Broadcasting located at 260 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318. The debates will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting on Sunday, May 8, 2016. All tapings will be available for viewing on the Atlanta Press Club website.

Members of the media, students, and the public are encouraged to attend and cover the debates. RSVPs to the Friday, May 6 tapings can be sent to info@atlpressclub.org. The current schedule for debate tapings is as follows:

 

U.S. SENATE (R)
Tape Time: May 6, 5 p.m.
Air Time: May 8, 6:30 p.m.
Invited Candidates: Mary Kay Bacallao, Derrick Grayson and Sen. Johnny Isakson

 

U.S. SENATE (D)
Tape Time: May 6, 4:15 p.m.
Air Time: May 8, 6 p.m.
Invited Candidates: Jim Barksdale, Cheryl Copeland and John F. Coyne III

 

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 3 (R)
Tape Time: May 6, 3 p.m.
Air Time: May 8, 5 p.m.
Invited Candidates: Samuel Anders, Mike Crane, Drew Ferguson, Chip Flanegan,
Richard Mix, Jim Pace and Arnall “Rod” Thomas

 

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 3 (D)
Tape Time: May 6, 2:15 p.m.
Air Time: May 8, 4:30 p.m.
Invited Candidates: Tamarkus Cook and Angela Pendley

 

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 9 (R)
Tape Time: May 6, 12:15 p.m.
Air Time: May 8, 3:30 p.m.
Invited Candidates: Paul Broun, Cong. Doug Collins, Roger Fitzpatrick,
Bernie Fontaine and Mike Scupin

 

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 11 (R)
Tape Time: May 6, 11 a.m.
Air Time: May 8, 2:30 p.m.
Invited Candidates: Hayden Collins, Daniel Cowan, Billy Davis, 
William Llop and Cong. Barry Loudermilk

 

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 14 (R)
Tape Time: May 6, 10:15 a.m.
Air Time: May 8, 2 p.m.
Invited Candidates: Cong. Tom Graves, Allan Levene and Mickey Tuck

 

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION — DISTRICT 2
Tape Time: May 6, 9:30 a.m.
Air Time: Online at www.gpb.org.
Invited Candidates: Kellie Pollard Austin, Commissioner Tim Echols
and Michelle Miller

 

The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will also host the following local debates that will air on PBA.

COBB COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR 
Air Time: May 15, 9 a.m.
Invited Candidates: Mike Boyce, Tim Lee and Larry Savage

DEKALB COUNTY CEO (D)
Air Time: May 15, 9:30 a.m.
Invited Candidates: Joe Bembry, Connie Stokes and Michael Thurmund 

Atlanta Press Club Announces 2015 Awards of Excellence Winners

 

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The Atlanta Press Club would like to congratulate all our finalists and winners from our 2015 Awards of Excellence. Atlanta-area journalists were able to enter themselves or be nominated by someone else. Entries were judged by volunteers from the National Press Club on quality of content, demonstrated reportorial skill and the impact of their work.

 

Award of Excellence – Print/Online Daily
(Judging resulted with a tie)

Moni Basu, CNN

Jeff Schultz, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  

Award of Excellence – Print/Online Nondaily

Max Blau, Atlanta Magazine

 

Award of Excellence – Documentary or Series

Richard Halicks and Bill Rankin, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Award of Excellence – Radio Reporting

Molly Samuel, WABE

 

Award of Excellence – TV Reporting
Mark Winne, WSB-TV

 

Award of Excellence – Videography
Jonathan Samuels, WXIA

  • Links to winning work pending.

 

Award of Excellence – Use of Sound
Lisa Hagen and Ely Yu, WABE

 

Award of Excellence – Single Image Photography

Robert Andres, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Award of Excellence – Photo Gallery
Noah Berger, The Weather Channel

 

Award of Excellence – Investigative Reporting

Brendan Keefe, WXIA

Rising Star Award
(Judging resulted with a tie)

Blayne Alexander, WXIA

 

Elly Yu, WABE

  

Award of Excellence – Civil and Human Rights Reporting
(Judging resulted with a tie)

CNN Special Report, CNN Documentary Unit

 

Danny Robbins, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  

Award of Excellence – Impact Award

David Armstrong, Georgia News Lab

The Atlanta Press Club and HowStuffWorks Present: How Podcasting Works

Atlanta-based HowStuffWorks is one of the largest podcast brands in the world! With over 22 million downloads every month on platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and more, HowStuffWorks delivers a mix of 12 shows that are both informative and entertaining for a variety of audiences. Podcast hosts from hit shows such as Stuff You Should Know, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Stuff Mom Never Told You and Stuff of Life will share their stories on how podcasting really works and where the medium is headed in the coming years. Botiwalla will provide light snacks.

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Panelists:

Charles ‘Chuck’ Bryant, Co-Host, Stuff You Should Know
Holly Frey, Co-Host, Stuff You Missed in History Class
Caroline Ervin, Co-Host, Stuff Mom Never Told You
Julie Douglas, Host, Stuff of Life

Moderator: Jason Hoch, Chief Content Officer, HowStuffWorks

 

WHEN
Monday, May 2
6 p.m. Registration
6:45-8:15 p.m. Discussion

WHERE
General Assembly
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE
2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308

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 event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you please register here, by calling 404-577-7377 or by emailing info@atlpressclub.org.

Atlanta Press Club Discusses Transportation in the Region: Are We Heading Toward Open Roads or a Dead End?

WHAT

The Atlanta Press Club will host local transportation experts at a Newsmaker Luncheon on Tuesday, May 10. Heather Alhadeff, Center Forward, Inc.; Becky Katz, Department of Planning and Community Development; Paul Morris, Atlanta Beltline; Keith Parker, MARTA; and Chris Tomlinson, State Road and Tollway Authority, will discuss the future of transportation in Atlanta and the surrounding region.  

 

WHO

Heather Alhadeff is the president of Center Forward, Inc., an Atlanta-based firm dedicated to resolving land use and transportation challenges.

Becky Katz is the City of Atlanta’s first-ever Chief Bicycle Officer and focuses on supporting Atlanta’s efforts to achieve national recognition as a bicycle-friendly community and a top 10 U.S. cycling city.

Paul Morris is president and CEO of the Atlanta Beltline, Inc., the organization responsible for developing the most comprehensive revitalization effort in the history of Atlanta and one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in the U.S.

Keith Parker, general manager and CEO of MARTA, oversees the 9th largest transit system in the country and was recently appointed to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council by President Obama.

Chris Tomlinson, executive director of State Road & Tollway Authority, not only manages toll operations but also the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank, a revolving infrastructure investment fund that awards grants and provides loans to fund transportation projects.

Moderator: Maria Saporta, SaportaReport and Atlanta Business Chronicle

 

WHEN

Tuesday, May 10

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

 

WHERE

The Commerce Club

49TH Floor

191 Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual 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. 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 and program listing – $325

 

Nonmember prices

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

 

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 404-577-7377.  Please call 404-577-7377 to purchase tables. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

Atlanta Press Club Writing Workshop 2016: Write Better Stories!

Session 1: Thinking Like a Storyteller: 10 Questions that Lead to Fresh Ideas
Where do good ideas come from? Is there a systematic way to arrive at novel ideas and approaches? This workshop will teach you to zig when others are zagging. Presenter: Jan Winburn, Senior

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Editor for Enterprise, CNN Digital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2: Telling the Story and Not Just the News
BasuA good story doesn’t have to be a long project. Compelling narratives can come about even when time and space are limited. In this seminar, we will go over the basic components of narrative writing and then explore ways to produce shorter narratives. We will also look at ways to include narrative elements in your writing — no matter whether it’s a news or feature story, an essay or a column. Presenter: Moni Basu, Senior Writer, CNN Digital.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 14
8:30 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m. – Session 1
10:30 a.m. – Session 2
Noon – Workshop ends

WHERE:
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

223 Perimeter Center Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30346.

R.S.V.P.
$20 Members, $40 Nonmembers 
To register, please go online or call us at 404.577.7377

WNBA President Lisa Borders to Address the Atlanta Press Club

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WNBA President Lisa Borders speak to the Atlanta Press Club during a Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18 at The Commerce Club.

WHO
Lisa Borders takes over as WNBA president as the world’s premier women’s basketball league celebrates its 20th season. Borders was instrumental in bringing the WNBA to Atlanta in 2008 when she served as vice mayor of Atlanta and president of the City Council under Mayor Shirley Franklin.

Borders has strong ties to the Atlanta business and philanthropic communities – before coming to the WNBA, she served as chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation, as vice president of Global Community Affairs at The Coca-Cola Foundation, as president of the Grady Health Foundation and as senior vice president of Marketing and External Affairs with Cousins Properties Incorporated.

WHEN
Wednesday, May 18
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 or business casual 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. 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
Table of 10 with table sign & program listing- $325

Nonmember prices
General admission ticket- $40
Table of 10- $400
Table of 10 with table sign & program listing- $450

Tickets may be purchased here or by calling 404-577-7377. Please call to purchase tables. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

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

CDC Director Tom Frieden Gives the Latest Update on Fighting Zika

 

DUE TO DR. FRIEDEN’S SCHEDULE, THIS EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR THE MAY 3 EVENT WILL BE HONORED, OR WE WILL REFUND YOUR TICKET.

WHAT
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Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be the featured speaker at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Thursday, June 9.

Dr. Frieden has been director of the CDC since June 2009. He will provide an update on the CDC’s latest efforts to control the Zika virus and what the CDC is doing to fight outbreaks around the world.

The Wall Street Journal’s Betsy McKay will lead Dr. Frieden in a conversation.

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WHEN
Thursday, June 9, 2016
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch and Discussion
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn

 

WHERE
Capital City Club

7 John Portman Blvd., NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at Capital City Club is business attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Complimentary valet parking is available. 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 may be purchased online. Tables may be purchased by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.