Programs & Events

Evening Enrichment Series Events are Complimentary to Members!
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Evening Enrichment Series
The Evening Enrichment Series presents monthly educational programs to Press Club members and the general public. This series keeps news media and allied communications specialists attuned to the latest trends in the industry by offering professional development workshops, panelist discussions and book-signing events. Organized by the programming committee, topics have included reporter’s privilege, journalists and trauma, and how to be a successful freelancer.


Gorilla Ball
A night of laughs! This event stars Laughing Skull comedians who entertain Atlanta Press Club members and guests through good natured ignominy and lots of laughs. Following Gorilla Ball tradition, this event pokes fun at local network affiliates: WAGA-TV, WGCL-TV WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. In 2013 the Press Club has assembled Atlanta’s edgiest team of comedians to “roast” our local broadcast journalists.

Hall of Fame

2012 Hall of Fame Dinner
Guests rise to applaud inductee Anne Cox Chambers

The Hall of Fame is an annual event that recognizes journalists for their
lifetime achievements, whose careers represent the highest standards of journalistic integrity and ethics.  They have made outstanding contributions either to journalism in Georgia, and/or the Atlanta Press Club, often courageously overcoming obstacles to pursue and find the truth that the public needs to know.

Holiday Author Party
The Holiday Author Party is considered one of Atlanta’s most anticipated seasonal events for the media. We host more than 30 local and national authors to sign their latest books.  The event is held at a different venue around the city each year and features a silent auction.   Atlanta’s top journalists, reporters and media professionals attend the event each year.

Awards of Excellence
The Atlanta Press Club Awards of Excellence recognize individual  journalists for quality work that makes an impact.

All journalists who either work for Atlanta news outlets or who are based in Atlanta are eligible for an Award of Excellence. Anyone is eligible to nominate a journalist for an Award of Excellence, and journalists are encouraged to self-nominate.

Newsmaker Luncheons

Newsmaker Luncheon with House Minority Leader Stacy Abrams
Photo by: JGlenn Photography

The Atlanta Press Club hosts Newsmakers from around Atlanta, Georgia and the country to speak to our members and guests at our luncheon series.

Past speakers include Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, General David Petraeus, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Tom Brokaw and Barbara Walters.