In Memoriam: Ronnie Virgets

This week, newsrooms across New Orleans mourn the loss of Ronnie Virgets, who died Monday, May 20 at the age of 77. Virgets was a journalist, an author, a commentator, a storyteller, and a New Orleans icon. His trademark smile and raspy voice would herald a crowd. His writing was clever, clear and convincing. His…
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A Statement from the President of the Press Club of New Orleans on The Advocate’s Purchase of The Times-Picayune and

Dear Members of the Press Club of New Orleans and Members of the New Orleans Media, The purchase of The Times-Picayune and by The Advocate owners John and Dathel Georges and its sale by Advance Local Media LLC and the Newhouse family represents a new effort to balance the rich history of print newspapers in New Orleans with…
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Press Club of New Orleans 2019 Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Competition

The Press Club of New Orleans is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Excellence in Journalism Awards. All entries must have been published, broadcast or posted on the Internet between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE UPLOADED TO THE BNC WEBSITE BY 5 P.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019. The competition is…
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PCNO Winners and Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Press Club of New Orleans handed its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to The Louisiana Weekly President and Publisher Renette Dejoie-Hall and longtime Louisiana Political Reporter Clancy Dubos. The Awards were given at the 60th Anniversary Excellence in Journalism Awards Saturday night, July 15 at the Jung Hotel in Downtown New Orleans. FULL…
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Meet Your Host: Actor Billy Slaughter

The Press Club of New Orleans is happy to announce that actor, Billy Slaughter, will host its 60th annual Press Club of New Orleans Awards. Slaughter is a proud Jesuit High Blue Jay alum who got his start on the stage at Mt. Carmel Academy (where he met his wife Nicole). Slaughter has performed in…
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60th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala

Join the Press Club of New Orleans as we celebrate 60 years of the excellence in journalism at the 60th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala on July 21 at the Jung Hotel. In addition to celebrating our 60th anniversary, we will also present Renette Dejoie-Hall, President & Publisher of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper, and…
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Press Club of New Orleans Finalists: 2018

The Press Club of New Orleans has announced the finalists for the 60th annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala. Congratulations to all of the nominees! See a list of finalists here.      

The Art of Journalism: Media in the realm of art

What is art? It’s a question as old as the practice itself, and one to which the answer was often found in print either in textbooks, artistic journals or solitary columns in the pages of newspapers. For those who live outside of art academia, art criticism and news articles in traditional news media about upcoming shows…
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Supporting Houston Journalists One Cup at a Time

New Orleanians know what it’s like to face an epic storm and flooding. The New Orleans media knows what it’s like to do that, while also working around the clock to cover it and get essential, live-saving information out to the public. With that in mind, The Press Club of New Orleans partnered with Community…
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Board of Directors Call for Nominations

The Press Club of New Orleans is now accepting nominations for its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Board officers and board members are in charge of setting the club’s agenda, including planning and hosting activities, recruiting members, organizing events, setting long-term goals, etc. In addition, each member will chair a committee: Finance, Communications, Membership, Monthly Events, Awards, Gridiron, Professional Development, Student Development, Planning,…
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