The San Diego Press Club is proud to be one of the largest clubs of its kind in the nation with nearly 400 members in the news communications field.

Offering a blend of social and professional growth activities, we seek to foster a community where the relevant professional/social needs of news communications professionals can be met in an environment of integrity and high ethical standards.

Honoring San Diego’s Finest

San Diego’s best communicators in media are honored each year at the Excellence in Journalism Awards, hosted by the San Diego Press Club.

More than 500 awards in 130 categories and 10 divisions are awarded to San Diego’s finest reporters, writers, artists, photographers, videographers and public relations professionals. College media are also honored.

Join the Club

Here are our four main categories of membership:

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Active Media

Primary occupation working press or in direct support of press
$60.00 dues


College students studying journalism or public relations
$20.00 dues

Public Relations

Public relations or engaged in company or trade publication
$150.00 dues


Persons officially retired and not engaged in any other business
$40.00 dues

Supporting student journalism

The San Diego Press Club awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to local 2- and 4-year college students interested in pursuing a career in the media industry.

In the past 15 years, the club’s 501(c)3 charitable foundation has granted more than $55,000 in scholarships to talented journalism students from local colleges and universities.


The San Diego Press Club thanks the following organizations and individuals for their generous support.

To learn more about supporting the San Diego Press Club, visit the Donate page.