The 2016 Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young General Election Debates

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The Atlanta Press Club will host the following general election debates and discussion. The debates and the discussion are open to the public. If you’re interested in attending the debates and/or the discussion, please RSVP by emailing info@atlpressclub.org or calling 404-577-7377.

U.S. SENATE
Invited Candidates: Jim Barksdale, Allen Buckley and Johnny Isakson
Tapes October 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Georgia Public Broadcasting
Airs October 23 at 6 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting

 

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 3
Invited Candidates: Drew Ferguson and Angela Pendley
Tapes October 21 at 10:45 a.m. at Georgia Public Broadcasting
Airs October 23 at 5:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting

 

OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT AMENDMENT DISCUSSION
Confirmed Experts: Representative Mike Glanton, Lisa-Marie Haygood, Representative Jan Jones, Valarie Wilson
Tapes October 21 at 3 p.m. at Georgia Public Broadcasting
Airs October 30 at 6 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting

Please send us your questions for the experts of the proposed OSD Constitutional amendment at info@atlpressclub.org or tweet us @atlpressclub. 

 

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (DISTRICT 2, EASTERN) 
Invited Candidates: Tim Echols and Eric Hoskins
Tapes October 21 at 10 a.m. at Georgia Public Broadcasting
Will air online only.

  

Watch debates from the Georgia primary and run-off elections here.

Election 2016: The Race to the White House

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The Atlanta Press Club invites you to a Newsmaker breakfast discussion on the 2016 election. Join our political experts as they discuss what’s happening with the statewide races? Is Georgia becoming a purple state? How did the U.S. nominate two presidential candidates with such low approval ratings?

 

EXPERTS
Rep. Stacey Abrams, Georgia House Minority Leader
Randy Evans, Georgia Republican National Committee member
Jim Galloway, Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter
Dr. Kerwin Swint, Kennesaw State University political science professor

Moderator: Bill Nigut, Georgia Public Broadcasting host of “Political Rewind”

 

WHEN
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
7:30 a.m. – Registration and hot breakfast buffet
8:00 a.m. – Discussion begins
9:15 a.m. – Program ends

 

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.

 

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 breakfast is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in breakfast 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 – $25
Member table of 10 – $250
Member table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $275

Non-member ticket – $35
Non-member table of 10 – $350
Non-member table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $400

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.

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.

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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

 

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.

 

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.

Cartooning for Peace: The Art of Democracy

Join us for a fun, engaging, and provocative reflection of free speech in a democratic society with award-winning editorial cartoonists Jean “Plantu” Plantureaux (Le Monde), Mike Luckovich (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), and Michel “Kichka” (Courrier International). 

Through their use of satire and irony, press cartoonists raise questions about democracy, freedom of expression, and the power – and limits – of humor. Creating a space for dialogue, reflection, and tolerance, this idea is at the core of Cartooning for Peace, an international network of more than 140 committed press cartoonists, who fight with humor for the respect of cultures and freedoms. Offering a platform for people willing to challenge intolerance, dogmatism, prejudice and intellectual conformity, the organization has served as a tool to advance democracy and freedom of expression.

When:
Thursday, October 13
6:00 p.m. Welcome reception and tour of the Center for Civil and Human Rights
7:15 p.m. Discussion and art demonstration with Cartooning for Peace

Where:
Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313

R.S.V.P.
Tickets are $15.  Click here to purchase your tickets online.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support the Raymond F. Schinazi and Family Foundation, Cartooning For Peace-America and our partners : National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Atlanta Press ClubCartooning for PeaceFrench Cultural ServicesFrancophonie Atlanta and the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech.

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APC After Deadline: Atlanta Media Mixer

Network with other journalists at Marlow’s in Midtown. Enjoy discounts on drinks and food, and those who download and use the free Split and Pay app will get a free flatbread.

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Sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club, the Georgia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association.

 

WHEN
Wednesday, October 19
6 to 8:30 p.m.

 

WHERE
Marlow’s Tavern
950 West Peachtree St. NW #215
Atlanta, GA 30309

Complimentary parking in deck located behind building on Peachtree Place NE.

 

R.S.V.P.
This event is free with a cash bar, with discounts on food and drinks. Please R.S.V.P. online so we have an idea of how many to expect. For questions, call 404-577-7377.

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.

Who

Hank Klibanoff, Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of The Race Beat, project managing editor of the Civil Rights Cold Case Project and professor of journalism at Emory University
Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy, Chair, Department of English, Kennesaw State University
Ernie Suggs, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Reporter
Nick Valencia
, CNN Correspondent 

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 WAGA-TV into one of the nation’s largest, most powerful and respected news organizations.

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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Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library

 

Bronze Sponsor

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J.B. Fuqua Foundation

The Russell Family

 

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.

 

 

Stats Camp: Statistical Training for Journalists

 

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Journalists have access to a plethora of raw and analyzed data from voting reports to biomedical studies. Knowing the right questions to ask about the data is important, as is recognizing the pitfalls of poor data collection and analyses and learning how to be scientifically skeptical about conclusions. STATS.org and Sense About Science USA will conduct several classes for understanding data and statistics at the Grady College on Sept. 22-23, 2016.

 

WHAT

The program is hosted by the Grady College’s Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership and will feature material directed at journalists at all skill levels. 

 

WHEN 

Thursday, September 22
Morning Location: Peyton Anderson Forum

 

Continental Breakfast and Networking: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

Session 1: 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Topic: Using data and statistics to tell sports stories

This panel will be moderated by Professor Welch Suggs and feature Jacob Pomrenke of the Society for American Baseball Research and Dash Davidson, a sports data analyst with Tableau.

 

Session 2: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Topic:  Statistics for health and medical journalists

Rebecca Goldin, PhD, (George Mason University) will present the common concepts in statistics often misunderstood by journalists. Using specific examples, Dr. Golden will discuss: mean and median, p-value and “significance,” confounding factors, absolute vs. relative risk, causation versus correlation, properties of randomness and understanding study design.

 

Afternoon Location: Miller Learning Center – Room 150

Session 3: 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Topic: Keynote presentation on the primacy of data in decision making

Trevor Butterworth (Sense About Science) will moderate a panel including Heather Dahl (Sense About Science), Rebecca Goldin, (George Mason University) and Patrick McKnight (George Mason University) that will be an interactive discussion on the way journalism and society are changing due to the primacy of data in decision making, whether the push for evidence-based policy, the clamor of activism, or the marketing of content. The goal will be a conversation in which we talk about how statistical concepts can be integrated into the reporter’s checklist of questions to ask of any data-based claim so that the powers that make these claims can be held accountable. The goal is to illustrate the value of opening up the newsroom to statistics and statisticians—and to figure out what that newsroom might look like and how it would function.

 

Friday, September 23
Location: All Sessions at the Grady College in Studio 100

 

Session 5: 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Topic:  Basic statistics for journalists

Rebecca Goldin will explain common concepts in statistics often misunderstood as applied to general news stories. The discussion will include: mean and median, “significance,” confounding factors, absolute vs. relative risk, causation versus correlation, election surveys and crime statistics.

 

Session 6: 10:10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Topic:  Basic statistics for journalists

Patrick McKnight will explain common concepts in statistics often misunderstood as applied to general news stories. The discussion will include: mean and median, “significance,” confounding factors, absolute vs. relative risk, causation versus correlation, election surveys and crime statistics

 

Session 7: 12:20 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Topic:  Intermediate statistics for journalists

Rebecca Goldin and Patrick McKnight will introduce inferential statistics and study design in ways for journalists to understand. This is not a discussion on how to carry out statistical tests, but rather how to understand the assumptions behind these tests as well as how to interpret them. This session will focus on the tools to understand the pitfalls of research, as well as its strengths, so that journalists can present results contextually. Ever wonder what a normal curve is about? Ever wonder how to interpret a p-value? Any concerns about how a study’s design may impact its outcome? This session will explain these important questions.

 

WHERE
Grady College of Journalism
University of Georgia
120 Hooper Street
Athens, GA 30602

 

R.S.V.P.

The cost for this event is $10 per day. Registration is capped at 20 people per day, so please register as soon as possible. Click here to register for Thursday, September 22 and here to register for Friday, September 23. You may also call 404-577-7377 or email info@atlpressclub.org.

 

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 30. 

 

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