Atlanta Press Club Holidays, History and Highlights Party

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In partnership with the Atlanta History Center

Come share a cup of cheer and raise your toast to 50 years of great journalism in Atlanta! Join the AHClogo-541cAtlanta Press Club and Atlanta History Center on December 9, for Holidays, History and Highlights, the final celebration of the Press Club’s 50th anniversary year. Ford is the presenting sponsor of this event. 

Get a closer look at 10 of Atlanta’s favorite news stories over the past 50 years. Print and broadcast selections from every decade since the 1960s as selected by APC members and public votes will be on display along with journalism artifacts from the Atlanta History Center collection.

Bid on great deals from local restaurants, attractions and businesses to brighten up your holidays and New Year in our silent auction. And share delectable food and holiday beverages with your Ford Logo With Tagline Vector Colorfellow Press Club pros.

Atlanta’s Top 10 Favortire Stories Over the Past 50 Years

From the elegant prose of the AJC’s legendary Ralph McGill to the interactive breadth of Creative Loafing’s musical profile “Straight Outta Stankonia,” the 10 top stories highlight a compelling range of dynamic journalism from the last 50 years in Atlanta media. After months of submission, screening and voting by press club members and the public, these selections from the Atlanta’s Favorite Stories Crawford Logocompetition received the top number of votes:

  • Who’s Out of Step in Atlanta, Eugene Patterson, The Atlanta Constitution, 1964
  • The Nobel Prize Reminds Us, Ralph McGill, The Atlanta Constitution, 1964
  • They’re Killing Our Children, Boyd Lewis, WABE, 1981
  • The Color of Money, Bill Dedman, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 1988
  • When AIDS Comes Home, Michael Schwarz and Steve Sternberg, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 1989
  • The Damage That Naming a Suspect Does, Ann Woolner, The Fulton County Daily Report, 1996
  • Why is Genarlow Wilson in Prison, Chandra Thomas Whitfield, Atlanta Magazine, 2006
  • The Fall of House Speaker Glenn Richardson, Dale Russell, FOX 5, 2009
  • Around the Clock at Waffle House, Besha Rodell, Creative Loafing, 2010
  • Straight Outta Stankonia, Rodney Carmichael, Gavin Godfrey and Christina Lee, Creative Loafing, 2014

Tuesday, December 9
6:00 – 9:00PM

Attire is business or holiday festive.


Atlanta History Center
McElreath Hall
130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA, 30305


To register click here.
Tickets - $25 

If you join APC or renew your dues and purchase a ticket to the event, you will receive a second ticket for free. Call 404.577.7377 to take advantage of this offer. 

Tickets may be purchased by calling 404-577-7377. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door. Payment must accompany reservations. Refunds will not be granted after Thursday, December 4. 


CDC Director Tom Frieden Gives the Latest Update on Fighting Ebola

Frieden SizedDirector of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, will discuss the Ebola outbreak at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, December 10.

Dr. Frieden will update the club on the CDC’s latest efforts to control the epidemic and prevent Ebola from further spreading in the U.S.

Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., became Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in June 2009.

Wednesday, December 10

11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch and Discussion

The Commerce Club

191 Peachtree Street, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA  30303

Dress at the Commerce Clubis 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 very convenient.  

Click here to register 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

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

Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

For media interviews, contact Lauri Strauss 404-523-1318 or Sponsorship opportunities are also available.