Want to be a part of the Club? There are many ways to take part in our community. Find out which one suits you.
Becoming a Member
Members of the working media, students studying journalism and individuals in allied professions are invited to apply for membership to the Atlanta Press Club. Applications are reviewed by the APC membership committee and then approved by the board of directors at monthly meetings. Membership to APC is granted on an individual basis and is not transferable.
Benefits to membership include:
- Networking opportunities
- Discounted or free admission to APC programs and workshops
- Share your discount with up to three guests per event
- Press credentials for approved working journalist members and student members
- Access to online member directory
- Bar privileges at the Commerce Club
- Discounted rates at Strongbox West
CNN, Georgia Public Broadcasting, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bloomberg, WXIA-TV and WSB-TV employees receive discounted membership rates with their organization’s annual media sponsorship. Please contact the APC for more information.
Annual dues $40
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. Employed by or freelance work done for house organizations or non-media organizations does not qualify a person for Journalist status.
Annual dues $40
Authors who generate at least 80 percent of their work product from writing books of any genre that are published.
Annual dues $200
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 (“the Board”).
Annual dues $90
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.
Annual dues $40
Teachers of communications and journalism at accredited educational institutions.
Annual dues $20
Persons who are no longer employed or engaged in business.
Annual dues $15
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 six months after graduation. After that they must be moved to a different category or reapply at a later time.
Annual dues Journalist members $30/Annual dues Associate members $125
Any journalist or professional working outside of the Metro Atlanta area qualifies for membership dues at a reduced price for both Journalist and Associate categories. The Board of Directors will make the final discretion concerning which locations qualify as “outside of the Metro Atlanta area.”
The Atlanta Press Club’s mission is to serve the evolving professional, educational and social needs of our media community, foster journalistic excellence and advance the public’s interest in and understanding of a free press.
Support for the professional needs of Atlanta’s media community is more important now than ever before. Good journalism serves our nation; it ensures the checks and balances that keep our institutions strong.
Media and Corporate Sponsorship
The Atlanta Press Club relies heavily on the support of our corporate and media partners to help us support APC’s mission and provide programming and events.
Corporate and media organizations that give one gift for the year. These sponsorships support the overall mission and operating costs of the Press Club.
Click here for more information on sponsoring our virtual events, including online Newsmaker events, The Check-In Series, and The Download Series.
Hall of Fame Broadcast Sponsors
These sponsors support the Hall of Fame Ceremony, which will broadcast in late 2020 (virtual only/ no in-person gatherings/audience).
In-Person Event Sponsors
These sponsors support a specific Atlanta Press Club event, including Newsmaker Luncheons and the Hall of Fame dinner. Due to COVID-19, we have suspended all 2021 in-person events until further notice.
Support the APC
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paula Hovater at email@example.com or 404-577-7377.
The Atlanta Press Club is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.