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Members of the news media have been labeled “the enemy.” Falsehoods are being presented as facts. News organizations are being blocked from access to press briefings. Support for the professional needs of Atlanta’s media community is always important. And it’s more important now than ever before.

As the second largest press club in the nation, our mission is to foster journalistic excellence. We’re countering these recent challenges with educational programs for the public and training sessions to help working journalists do their jobs better.

Good journalism serves our nation; it ensures the checks and balances that keep our institutions strong. We want to support good journalism so we all can be informed.

 

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Atlanta Press Club to Host 18 Candidates in Special Election Debate for Congressional District Six

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The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will host a special election debate for Congressional District Six on April 5, 2017 at Georgia-Pacific. This election will fill Tom Price’s seat who is now serving as the 23rd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services. The bipartisan election will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

The debate will be live streamed via the Atlanta Press Club Facebook from the Georgia-Pacific auditorium on Wednesday, April 5th at 5 p.m. Members of the media, students and the public are encouraged to attend. RSVPs to can be sent to info@atlpressclub.org. The list of qualified candidates for Congressional District Six are as follows:

David Abroms, Republican

Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan, Republican

Ragin Edwards, Democrat

Keith Grawert, Republican

Bob Gray, Republican

Karen Handel, Republican

Alexander Hernandez, Independent

Judson Hill, Republican

Richard Keatley, Democrat

Amy Kremer, Republican

Bruce Levell, Republican

William Llop, Republican

Dan Moody, Republican

Jon Ossoff, Democrat

Andre Pollard, Independent

Rebecca Quigg, Democrat

Ron Slotin, Democrat

Kurt Wilson, Republican

The election will be held on April 18, 2017. The live stream will be aired on April 5 at 5 p.m. via the Atlanta Press Club Facebook and at www.atlantapressclub.org.

Members of the media, the general public, and students are invited to attend the Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series. Please RSVP by sending an email to info@atlpressclub.org.

 

Meet Georgia’s New Attorney General Chris Carr at the Atlanta Press Club

WHAT
Chris Carr, Georgia’s attorney general since November 2016, will speak to the Atlanta Press Club at a Newsmaker Luncheon on Monday, April 10.

Carr was sworn into office as Georgia’s 54th Attorney General on November 1, 2016. Carr previously served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) under Governor Deal from November 2013 to November 2016. Prior to joining GDEcD, Carr was Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson for six years.

 

WHEN
Monday, April 10
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch and Remarks
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn

 

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 after 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 & 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 here or by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

Meet Turner Chairman and CEO John Martin at the Atlanta Press Club

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John Martin, chairman and CEO of Turner, will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Thursday, April 13. 

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Martin took over leadership of Turner in January 2014. In his role he oversees Turner’s vast portfolio of networks, including CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com and HLN; TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies and truTV; Cartoon Network and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports. Previously, he was chief financial and administrative officer of Time Warner Inc.

Rickey Bevington, senior anchor and correspondent for Georgia Public Broadcasting, will lead Martin in a moderated conversation.

 

WHEN
Thursday, April 13
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Discussion
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn

 

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 after 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 & 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 here or by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

The 2016 Awards of Excellence Reception

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2016 Awards of Excellence Reception 

Finalists have been chosen for the 2016 Atlanta Press Club Awards of Excellence. The finalists are Atlanta-area journalists who have been selected because of their exceptional work logothroughout 2016.

Members of the National Press Club and the Alaska Press Club judged each entry to determine the finalists and winners. 

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Winners of each category will be announced on Thursday, April 13 at the Commerce Club. A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. and winners will be announced beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets to the 2016 Awards of Excellence reception are $30 for Atlanta Press Club members and $40 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased here.

The finalists are: 

                  Print/Online – Daily                  
Brenda Goodman, WebMD
Joshua Sharpe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Holly Yan, CNN 

Print/Online Nondaily
Moni Basu, CNN
Max Blau, Multiple Outlets
Josh Green, Atlanta Magazine
Catherine Shoichet and Evelio Contreras, CNN

Documentary/Series
Jeremy Campbell, Erin Gutierrez, Matt Livingston, Lauren Rudeseal, Blis Savidge, WXIA
Ryon Horne, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Don Smith, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Radio Reporting
Michael Caputo, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Bradley George, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Elly Yu, WABE

TV Reporting
Brendan Keefe, WXIA
Rebecca Lindstrom and Jon Samuels, WXIA 

Videography
Grant Blankenship and Bradley George, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Matthew Gannon and John Sutter, CNN
Ryan Horne, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kait Parker, Marcus Stern and Spencer Wilking, The Weather Channel 

Use of Sound
Sean Powers, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Molly Samuel, WABE
Jon Samuels and Jaye Watson, WXIA
Sam Whitehead, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Single Image Photo
Bob Andres, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Curtis Compton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

Photo Gallery
Dustin Chambers and Camille Pendley, Atlanta Magazine
Camille Pendley, Multiple Outlets
John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Investigative Reporting
Brenda Goodman, WebMD and Andy Miller, Georgia Health News
Brendan Keefe, WXIA
James Salzer and Aaron Gould Sheinin, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

Rising Star
Neima Abdulahi, WXIA
Aaron Bauer, Around the Rings
Lisa Hagen, WABE

News Innovation Award
(in partnership with the Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership) This category was judged by a representative from Google News Lab.
Georgia News Lab, David Armstrong
“Doctors & Sex Abuse,” Jeff Ernsthausen, Emily Merwin and Saurabh Datar, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brendan Keefe, WXIA

 

Additionally, the Atlanta Press Club is proud to honor the 2016 Impact Award recipient, Hollie Manheimer, who has served as executive director of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation for two decades. The Georgia First Amendment Foundation is dedicated to educating the public about government transparency and freedom of information.

The winner of the Atlanta Press Club 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.


Media and the American Muslim Community

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