SOLD OUT! Writing So Good You Can Taste It: Atlanta’s Best Food Writers

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Join the Atlanta Press Club and a dynamic panel of Atlanta food writers as we talk about how the digital era has brought the food scene to your fingertips. From local to exotic, you can find an array of options on social media, review apps and digital publications. Refreshments provided by Biltong Bar.






Christiane LauterbachKnife & Fork, The Insider’s Guide to Atlanta Restaurants
Evan Mah,
Atlanta Magazine
Kim Severson
, The New York Times 
Elizabeth LenhardThe Atlanta-Journal Constitution

Moderator: Mara Davis, Atlanta Eats 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
6 p.m. – Reception
6:30 p.m. – Program


General Assembly
Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308



Civic Conversations — How Urban Policies Make “Two Georgias” an Outdated Cliché


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Communities across Georgia face challenging urban issues regardless of location. Municipal leaders have been working across geographical and political boundaries to tackle urban policy challenges as they emerge, and in doing so, chip away the divide between “Atlanta” and the rest of the state.


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Hub city mayors and their metro Atlanta counterparts will discuss ideas to promote economic development, how to put emerging technologies to work to promote public safety, and work towards state-wide recognition of the ways cities are an enduring part of our state’s progress. This program is done in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association. The presenting sponsor for this event is 285@400 Interchange Partnership. Also sponsored by IBM. 








Wednesday, September 9, 2015
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch
12: 25 p.m. – Program
1:30 p.m. – Adjourn


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.


This luncheon is open to the public.

General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $325

To register please click here or call 404-577-7377.  

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

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



2015 Hall of Fame Dinner


Join the Atlanta Press Club as we induct four outstanding journalists into the Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 5 at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel.

The 2015 inductees are:  Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Hank Klibanoff, Denis O’Hayer and Dick Pettys. 

TFI_Logo3The Hall of Fame recognizes journalists for their lifetime achievements, whose careers represent the highest standards of journalistic integrity.


2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault made history with Hamilton Holmes when they became the first African-American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. Hunter-Gault began her career as a local news anchor in Washington, D.C. then became a reporter for The New York Times. She later joined PBS working for The MacNeil/Lehrer Report and NewsHour. Hunter-Gault has also worked for National Public Radio as the Africa correspondent and served as CNN’s Johannesburg bureau chief. During her career, she has won two Emmys and a Peabody Award.



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Hank Klibanoff is the former managing editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of The Race Beat. Earlier in his career, Klibanoff worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Boston Globe. Klibanoff currently serves as the director of the journalism program at Emory University and oversees the Civil Rights Cold Case Project that investigates unsolved racial murders that took place during the modern civil rights era.



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Denis O’Hayer is a familiar voice in Atlanta’s radio market. He is the current co-host of A Closer Look on 90.1 WABE. Early in his career, O’Hayer spent nearly 20 years with WGST radio serving as host for a variety of news and public affairs shows.  He also worked for WXIA-TV for more than a decade as the station’s political reporter.


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Dick Pettys, who died in 2012, was a reporter for the Associated Press for 35 years. Pettys spent his career covering politics and was a familiar face at the Georgia State Capitol, earning the nickname “Dean” of the Capitol press corps. His thorough but fair reporting earned him the respect of his colleagues as well as the politicians he covered. Pettys also served as a mentor to many journalists getting started in their careers.



Gold Sponsors

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Mr. and Mrs. Matt Towery


VIP Reception Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors


AJC 2015


J.B. Fuqua Foundation


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Bronze Sponsors

Emory Medicine test
Hartsfield-Jackson new logo with registration mark

University of GA 2015 


Host Sponsors

Barnes Law Group
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Tech
Vinings Bank

Thursday, November 5
6 p.m. — Reception
7 p.m. — Dinner and awards program

InterContinental Buckhead
3315 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Business or Cocktail Attire. 

Seating is limited. 

To register click here.

Members may purchase tickets for $75 and tables of ten including signage for $750. Nonmembers may purchase tickets for $100 and tables of ten including signage for $1,000. Ticket prices include free self-parking. 

Proceeds from this event will provide internships for college and university students studying journalism. These funds will guarantee that a new generation will keep alive the high standards of our profession.

Please contact the Atlanta Press Club at 404.577.7377 or for more information on tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities.

We will not be able to accept cancellations after October 30, 2015.