Get Involved

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.

Member Categories


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.”

Journalism Matters

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. We ask you to help the Atlanta Press Club support journalism.


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  • Julius Benton
  • Tom Boyle
  • Nancy Broe
  • Peter Canfield
  • Charles Edmunson
  • Mary Eitel
  • Joanne Lincoln
  • Jason McDonald
  • Betsy McKay
  • Teresa Jo Styles
  • James Skyes
  • Pamela Weeks
  • Elizabeth McMillan

Level 1


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Level 2


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Level 3


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Level 3


Listed as a donor on the APC website and two free tickets to the APC Hall of Fame (2020 date TBD).

Partnering with the APC

The Atlanta Press Club relies heavily on the support of our partners to help us support APC’s mission and provide programming and events. There are two primary main types of partnerships.

Annual Partners

Corporate and media organizations that give one gift for the year. These partnerships support the overall mission and operating costs of the Press Club.

View our 2020 Corporate Sponsorship Benefits.

View our 2020 Media Sponsorship Benefits.

Virtual Event Partners

Click here for more information on sponsoring our virtual events being held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event Partners

These partners support a specific Atlanta Press Club event, including Newsmaker Luncheons and the Hall of Fame dinner.

View our 2020 Newsmaker Luncheon Sponsorship Benefits.

View our 2019 Hall of Fame Sponsorship Benefits.

Support the APC

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paula Hovater at or 404-577-7377.

The Atlanta Press Club is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.