POSTPONED! Feeding Atlanta’s Hungry: An Urban and Suburban Issue

This event has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict.

Join the Atlanta Press Club for a panel discussion on the issue of hunger in the metro Atlanta area. We’ll talk about how the problem extends beyond the inner-city, what organizations and companies are doing to help, and how to best report on hunger in Atlanta.

 

WHO
Felicia Moore, Atlanta City Council, District 9
Kyle Waide, President and CEO, Atlanta Community Food Bank

More panelists to be announced shortly.

 

WHEN
Date to be announced.

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

 

WHERE
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.

 

R.S.V.P.
This event is free for members and $15 for nonmembers.

Protecting Journalists’ Rights: A Conversation on National Shield Law

Join more than a dozen of the living members of the media who’ve been fined, detained or jailed in their support of First Amendment liberties at the Atlanta Press Club on Monday, September 12, for a conversation in support of a national shield law to protect reporters from prosecution.

Hear from Georgia’s Mark Thomason, publisher of the Fannin Focus, on his recent arrest for requesting open records.

 

WHO

The discussion will be facilitated by Brian Karem, executive editor of The Sentinel Newspapers and recipient of the 1991 National Press Club’s National Freedom of the Press Award.

Other participants include:
Libby Averyt, Publisher, The Corpus Christi Caller-Times
David Kidwell, Investigative Reporter, Chicago Tribune
Roxana Kopetman, Staff Writer, The Orange County Register
Vanessa Leggett, Lecturer, University of Houston-Downtown
Judith Miller, Contributor, Fox News
Andrew Shain, Reporter, The State
Brad Stone, Executive Producer, WSB-TV
Josh Wolf, Citizen Journalist

 

WHEN

Monday, September 12
Registration – 6 p.m.
Remarks and Q&A – 6:30-8:15 p.m.

 

WHERE

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.

 

R.S.V.P.
This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please RSVP here. You may also RSVP by calling 404-577-7377 or emailing info@atlpressclub.org.

Journalism Hacks That Don’t Require Coding

Learn tools that can help you be more effective as a journalist. You’ll go back to work with some ideas about how to track websites, gather data on social media, get better Google results, use Excel basics and insert interactive graphics in your stories – all without coding.

This event is geared toward IT beginners who want an intro to gathering data and presenting it visually. Please bring your own laptop. It will also be helpful to have Excel and a Google account.

 

WHO
Hosted by Maggie Lee, a freelance state and local government reporter for Creative Loafing, the Macon Telegraph and more.

 

WHEN
Thursday, September 15

Registration – 6 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A – 6:30-8:15 p.m.

 

WHERE

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299 North Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

 

 

 

 

R.S.V.P.
This event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Attendees will be responsible for their own food and drink. Please RSVP here. You may also RSVP by calling 404-577-7377 or emailing info@atlpressclub.org.

Atlanta’s Booming Film Industry

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WHAT            
The Atlanta Press Club is hosting a Newsmaker Luncheon discussion on the state of Atlanta’s billion-dollar film industry. Hear from the film executives who are based in Atlanta and from those who choose to film in Atlanta. Learn first-hand what it takes –and what it’s like – to film a major production in this city.

 

EXPERTS
Mitch Bell, VP of Physical Production, Marvel Studios
Brian Cooper, VP of Operations, Pinewood Atlanta Studios
Christopher Hicks, Director of Film & Entertainment, City of Atlanta
Jeffrey Stepakoff, Executive Director, Georgia Film Academy

Moderator: Anita Sharpe, Atlanta Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

 

WHEN
Thursday, October 13, 2016
11:30AM – Registration
Noon – Lunch and Discussion
1:30PM – Program Ends

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 conveniently located nearby.

 

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.

Ticket Prices
Member ticket – $30
Member table of 10 – $300
Member table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $325

Non-member ticket – $40
Non-member table of 10 – $400
Non-member table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $450

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

How Can Media Give A Voice to the Voiceless? Affecting Racial Equality and Understanding Through Journalism

The Atlanta Press Club will host a program on race on Monday, October 25 to continue the conversation begun at the Leadership Atlanta Ta-Nehisi Coates event on October 19. Blayne Alexander, WXIA, will moderate the discussion. Panelists to be announced.

When
Tuesday, October 25
Registration — 6 p.m.
Discussion and Q&A — 6:30 – 8 p.m.

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 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 conveniently located nearby.

RSVP
There is no charge to attend the Atlanta Press Club conversation. Please RSVP here. You can also register when you purchase your ticket to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates on October 19.

The 2016 Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame Dinner

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The Atlanta Press Club is proud to announce the inductees in to the 2016 Hall of Fame. The induction will be held the evening of Tuesday, November 29 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. 

 

2016 INDUCTEES

Budd McEntee is Atlanta television’s longest-serving news director who upheld the highest standards of ground-breaking news coverage and helped build one of the nation’s largest, most powerful and respected news organizations, WAGA-TV.

Eugene Patterson (1923 – 2013) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and editor 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., 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 is the internationally acclaimed co-anchor and managing editor of the PBS Newshour with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.

 

VIP Reception Sponsors

 

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

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

 

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

 

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.

 

 

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.

A limited amount of rooms are reserved for ASJA event attendees at Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory at $159/night. The cut-off date to book your room is Thursday, October 13. Click here to reserve your hotel room.

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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. 

REGISTER NOW

Registration rates: 

 

Fee Type

Member Fee

Non-Member Fee

 

 Individual

 

Early:

$145.00

$165.00

 

Regular:

$165.00

$185.00

 

 Student

 

Early:

$25.00

$25.00

 

Regular:

$25.00

$25.00

 

Early bird deadline is September 15. 

 

Location

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Sponsors

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