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

Join or renew between November 1 and December 15, 2017, for a chance to win some Journalism Matters swag — a travel coffee mug, notebook or tote bag! Winners will be notified via email the week of December 18.

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
  • Press credentials for approved working journalist members and student members
  • Access to online member directory
  • Bar privileges at the Commerce Club

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

Journalist

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.

Author

Annual dues $40

Authors who generate at least 80 percent of their work product from writing books of any genre that are published.

Associate

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”).

Government/Non-profit

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.

Educator

Annual dues $40

Teachers of communications and journalism at accredited educational institutions.

Retired

Annual dues 1/2 of the rate for the class in which membership was held or would have been held.

Persons who are no longer employed or engaged in business.

Student

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.

Affiliate

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.

Join the list of donors!


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  • Charles Edmunson
  • Mary Eitel
  • Joanne Lincoln
  • Jason McDonald
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  • James Skyes
  • Pamela Weeks

Level 1

$50

Listed as a supporter of journalism on Atlanta Press Club website.

Level 2

$100

Listed as a supporter of journalism on Atlanta Press Club website and receive a Journalism Matters lined notebook or tote bag.

Level 3

$200

Listed as a supporter of journalism on the Atlanta Press Club website and receive a Journalism Matters baseball cap or stainless steel travel mug.

Level 3

$350

Listed as a supporter of journalism on the Atlanta Press Club website, receive two Journalism Matters items of your choice as well as two tickets to the Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame dinner on Tuesday, October 10 at InterContinental Buckhead.

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.

Event Partners

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


Support the APC

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact APC president Lauri Strauss at lstrauss@atlpressclub.org or 404.523.1318

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