Welcome to the
Orange County Press Club!

The Orange County Press Club exists to support, promote, and defend quality journalism in Southern California. We believe that a free press is crucial to a free society.

Check out our News & Events page for upcoming
 Press Club events and mixers

Orange County Press Club and Chapman University 



 Thirteen Pulitzer Prize winners, Emmy-winning broadcasters and New York Time best-selling nonfiction authors will provide inspiration and share their skills during a day of workshops.

The conference is open to everyone, with fees of $25 for students and those retired from journalism (including academics), $50 for working journalism professionals/journalism teachers and Press Club members, and $75 for all others. Register via PayPal.

Who’s presenting so far:

JUST ADDED: Keith Esparros, investigative reporter, KNBC/4, Los Angeles

JUST ADDED: Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times photographer, Pulitzer Prize winner

JUST ADDED: Michele Gile, Orange County bureau  chief, KCBS/2,KCAL/9

James V. Grimaldi, The Wall Street Journal, Pulitzer Prize winner

Tina Rosenberg, New York Times/Solutions Journalism Network, Pulitzer Prize winner

Susan Kelleher, The Seattle Times, Pulitzer Prize winner

David Hasemyer,  freelance investigative journalist/InsideCliimate.com, Pulitzer Prize winner

Michele Nicolosi, The Orange County Register, Pulitzer Prize winner

Martin Dugard, nonfiction author of three New York Times best-sellers with Bill O’Reilly

Amy DePaul, nonfiction author, UCI literary journalism program

Miles Corwin, nonfiction author, UCI literary journalism program

Caitlin Rother, nonfiction author, UC San Diego Extension

Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times, Pulitzer Prize winner

Abigail Goldman, LA Times, Pulitzer Prize winner

Gary Metzker,Chapman University, Pulitzer Prize winner

Joe Little, multimedia journalist, KGTV/10, San Diego, Emmy winner

 Gary Reynolds, senior director of production operations, ESPN

Rob Curley, editor, Orange County Register, Pulitzer Prize winner

Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner

Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times, Pulitzer Prize winner

Terry Wimmer, University of Arizona journalism professor, Pulitzer Prize winner

Martin J. Smith, editor, Orange Coast Magazine, nonfiction author

Samantha Dunn, writing coach, author, journalist, freelancer

More presenters will be added, including broadcasters and digital specialists.

The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a 90-minute break for lunch on your own in adjacent Old Town Orange.

Join us for a day of inspiration and learning more about the craft!


 Join the Orange County Press Club!

Student Membership / $10

Working Journalist / $25

PR Membership / $50  
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