Thank you for your interest in the Milwaukee Press Club, the oldest continuously operated press club in the Americas. We have a proud history of promoting journalism excellence through a variety of programs, activities, discussions and idea exchange.

Our proceeds support the Milwaukee Press Club Endowment which provides scholarships to high school students pursuing journalism careers and grants to Wisconsin university journalism schools.


  • Support journalism excellence and help build for the future through programs and scholarships for journalism students provided by the MPC Endowment
  • No room fee for use of the Newsroom Pub for private parties and 20% discount on food at the Safe House
  • Network with news sources as well as print, broadcast and digital media professionals
  • Discounts on tickets for Newsmaker Luncheon and Behind the Headlines events
  • Reciprocal privileges at press clubs throughout the world
  • Corporate membership includes vouchers to attend five Newsmaker Lunches or Behind the Headline events throughout the year and your company logo on each page of the Milwaukee Press Club’s website

Membership Types

CategoryDuesEligibility Criteria
Journalist$50Editorial staff such as reporters, photographers, editors, producers, visual artists and designers, publishers or news executives employed by an accredited news and/or media company. Being employed by or doing freelance work for house organizations or non-media organizations does not qualify a person for a Journalist status.
Media Academic$50Educators in media, journalism and communications fields
Associate$75Marketing, communications and public relations professionals; independent, self-employed, freelance or contract reporters, photographers, editors, writers, visual artists and designers; non-editorial staff such as individuals in business, advertising or circulation employed by and accredited news and/or media company.
Retired$35Individuals retired from any of the above categories
College$10Full-time college or university students pursuing journalism or communications degrees
Spouse/Partner$20Individuals married or partnered with Milwaukee Press Club members
Corporate$500Businesses entities (corporate members may designate up to five employees as individual members).

Apply Online


New members must apply/register for an account online.  Upon board approval, you will receive your password via email.

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Apply for a Membership Online

New members must apply/register for an account online.  Upon board approval, you will receive your password via email.

Membership Application

Download an application and mail.