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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.

There are many benefits to belonging to one of the largest local press clubs in the United States:


The Atlanta Press Club affords members a first-rate opportunity to network and socialize with the city’s leading journalists, media professionals, image and policy shapers. Over half of our more than 500 members are journalists coming from Atlanta’s full media community – broadcast, freelance print and online from both national and local media outlets.

Discounted Tickets

Members receive discounted rates to our signature events including our Newsmaker Luncheon series featuring leaders from around the state and country. Recent speakers include Jeff Zucker, Tom Brokaw, General David Petraeus, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Governor Nathan Deal and more.  Members also receive special rates to our Hall of Fame, Awards of Excellence and more.

Free Admission to Monthly Forums and other Special Events

Members receive free admission to the Press Club’s monthly forums that feature topical discussions including the latest in social media, freedom of the press issues and more. Press Club members also receive exclusive invitations to special events, such as advanced screenings of select movies from HBO Films and an invitation to the British Residence to meet the Consul General. 

Bar Privileges at The Commerce Club

As part of our partnership with The Commerce Club, members whose dues are current have access to the Club’s Olympic Lounge with an amazing view of the city and a 103-inch flat screen TV. Press Club members may use the Olympic Lounge Tuesdays – Thursdays from 5 – 9 p.m. and Fridays until 10 p.m. Press Club members will need to pay with credit card for themselves and their guests.