Membership

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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.

Journalist- Annual dues $40 
Open to anyone who works primarily as a journalist engaged in gathering, reporting, writing, editing, researching, or photographing news and/or feature stories for any print or electronic medium. Anyone having management or consultative responsibilities for such journalists may also qualify as a Journalist member.

Online journalists working for an electronic publication that gives its chief attention to the gathering and disseminating of news or analysis, and is of interest to, and available to, a wide segment of the general public qualify for Journalist status.

Freelancers whose work product (at least 80%) is from work purchased by such media are included in this classification. You will be asked to submit recent samples of your work for the Board of Directors to review. Employed by or freelance work done for house organizations or non-media organizations does not qualify a person for Journalist status.

Author- Annual dues $40 
Authors of any genre that generate 80% of their work product from full-time writing that is published may also qualify for this membership category

Associate – Annual dues $200
Public relations professionals and other professional communicators as approved by the Board of Directors at the time of application.

Non-profit/Government – Annual dues $90
Public relations professionals working for a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit or in a government/public sector communications role.

Educator – Annual dues $40
Anyone primarily engaged in teaching news gathering, writing or editing skills at an accredited educational institution.

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 Journalist or Educator/$100 for retired Associate)
Anyone who is no longer employed full-time and who was a member of the Atlanta Press Club as an Active, Associate or Educator member; or whose activities while working would have qualified for such membership.

Student – Annual dues $15
Anyone who is primarily engaged in attending college and is enrolled in an accredited department or school of journalism. Applicant must provide proof of full-time enrollment

Affiliate – Annual dues Journalist members $30/Annual dues Associate members $125 

Any journalist or public relations professional working out of the Metro Atlanta area (final discretion left to the Board of Directors). Cities in Georgia included in this classification are Macon, Columbus, Albany, Augusta and Savannah.