Membership to The Atlanta Press Club is exclusive to those involved in promoting journalism and allied professions. Please read the following information carefully before submitting an application. Membership in the Atlanta Press Club is on an individual basis and is not transferable. The Press Club must be notified of a change of employment or address. All dues must be paid in advance.*
*CNN, Georgia Public Broadcasting, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Weather Channel, Bloomberg, WXIA-TV and WSB-TV employees receive discounted membership rates! For more information click here.
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Journalist – Annual dues $40
You may qualify for a Journalist membership if you fit into one of the following groups:
Persons principally engaged in gathering or editing news for distribution to the general public;
Supervisors and executives at organizations employing persons engaged in gathering and editing news for distribution to the general public.
Person must spend at least 80 percent of their professional time in journalistic endeavors.
Author – Annual Dues $40
You may qualify for an Author membership if you fit into the following group:
Authors who generate the majority of their work product from writing books of any genre that are published.
Associate – Annual dues $200
You may qualify for an Associate membership if you fit into one of the following groups:
Persons who represent public relations firms, trade associations, or other organizations, and who are in frequent contact with news media on a public relations or public information basis.
Persons engaged in the creation of advertising using copy, writing, layouts or similar skills;
Persons not described elsewhere whose applications for membership have been considered on an individual basis, and have been recommended by the Membership Committee and approved by the Board of Governors of the Club.
Non-profit/Government – Annual dues $90
You may qualify for a Non-profit/Government membership if you fit into the following group:
Public relations professionals who are principally employed by a governmental entity, including, but not limited to, a not-for-profit educational institution, public charity, or 501(c)(3) organization.
Educator – Annual dues $40
You may qualify for an Educator membership if you fit into the following group:
Teachers of communications and journalism at accredited educational institutions.
Retired – Annual dues 1/2 of the rate for the class in which membership was held or would have been held (i.e. $20 for retired Active or Educator; $100 for retired Associate).
You may qualify for a Retired membership if you fit into the following group:
Persons who are no longer employed or engaged in business and who immediately prior to retirement were qualified to be Journalist or Associate members.
Student – Annual dues $15
You may qualify for a Student membership if you fit into one of the following groups:
Persons enrolled as students in accredited departments or schools of journalism in higher education institutions.
Recent college graduates may stay at the student rate for 6 months after graduation. After that they must be moved to a different category or reapply at a later time.
Affiliate – Annual dues Journalist members $30/Annual dues Associate members $125
You may qualify for an Affiliate membership if you fit into the following group:
Any journalist or public relations professional working outside of the Metro Atlanta area qualifies for membership dues at a reduced price for both Journalist and Associate categories. Cities included in this classification are Macon, Columbus, Albany, Augusta and Savannah. The Board of Directors will make the final discretion concerning which locations qualify as “outside of the Metro Atlanta area.”