What is the Press Club of New Orleans?
In 1957, nearly 100 journalists and public relations professionals
gathered in modest quarters in the 200 block of Camp Street to
organize the Press Club of New Orleans.
The goal of the group was to promote and improve the field of journalism
and its related professions through professional development.
Today, the Press Club activities include the professional, educational
and social. The club's 200 members represent every level of their fields.
What We Do
The Press Club of New Orleans strives to balance its endeavors
among the profession, the educational and the social.
An annual awards banquet encourages and rewards excellence
in the print and broadcast media, as well as public relations.
The Gridiron Show, the Press Club's major social and fundraiser
of the year, provides journalists with their one opportunity to abandon objectivity and fairness in favor of humor and fun.
This roast of politicians and other newsmakers is staged each spring.
Professional development seminars on such topics as ethics and libel
give insight and provide a forum for dialogue.
Scholarship competitions reward promising students with leanings
toward journalism and communication.
A monthly media mixer leads the list of social and networking events.
A newsletter and our website offer Press Club scoop and other information for
working media professionals and educators.
Where We Meet
The Press Club's varied activities are held throughout the city at hotels,
restaurants, universities and other locations.
When We Meet
Events are held at least once a month.
Why We Meet
To help colleagues in communications fields keep up with the latest
inside information, to ensure that its members reach their career
potential through professional development, and to simply enjoy good times.
These are just a few of the reasons to join The Press Club of New Orleans.