Why Join?

Success – in media, business, government, the civic sector – is very much about who you know.  That is why so many Northwest Ohio leaders are members of the Press Club of Toledo.

For 50 years, newsmakers and journalists have expanded their contacts and their insider knowledge of the local scene by participating in Press Club activities.  Dues are low and benefits are many.

Above all, the Press Club promotes the advancement of ethical journalism and invites a closer look at issues shaping journalism today.  But it also fosters fellowship among representatives of the media and those that they cover in fun and friendly settings.

Press Club benefits include the following:

  • After hours networking – quarterly social activities at some of the area’s most popular drinking establishments that bring reporters, editors and producers from all local media to meet each other – and the people that they cover.
  • Pressing Issues – forum/discussion programs organized around timely and high-profile topics driven by the news of the day.  Is it appropriate to broadcast close-up video from a wrong-way crash?  Do the media cover the gun control debate fairly?  Panelists representing the newsroom, classroom, boardroom, and living room debate the issues and invite audience response.
  • Touchstones – the Press Club’s annual evening reception and award ceremony to recognize excellence in local journalism, community contributions, community lifetime achievement, and lifetime contributions to journalism.
  • National Press Club – access to the nation’s preeminent press club in Washington, D.C. included privileges for dining, accommodations, amenities and programs.

Whether you make news or cover it … whether you work in the media, business, politics, education, or the civic sector … you will benefit from Press Club membership. Take advantage of it today.

For more information about membership, contact the Press of Club of Toledo send email to