We are the Denver Press Club.
The Denver Press Club is a non-profit organization and club that has existed since 1867 to support the journalstic profession and work. As the nation's oldest press club, there has never been a time when we are needed more to promote and strengthen journalism while educating on issues that protect and encourage an empowered Fourth Estate.
As a community deeply aware that a democracy and society can not freely thrive without the conversations started by those willing to relay the truth, we also know that our greatest strength comes from the community we share. As a reuslt, our historically landmarked building serves as not just the center for our journalistic endeavors, hosting speakers, scholarships, events and workshops, but also as our home for parties and events more akin to Denver’s (and our) raucous past. This includes providing media organizations a place to discuss their work and issues important to journalism.
In order to support our mission, the Club also operates as an Events Center serving private events throughout the year.
We invite you to continue to explore our club, what we do, and the potential for becoming a member of one of the most engaging communities anywhere.
Who are members of the Denver Press Club?
Most likely the answer is someone you know. From governors to students, we are growing group of roughly 400 members dedicated to journalism and our community. We represent both active and retired media as well as professionals working in politics, public relations, marketing and advertising, education, health care, government, law, lobbying, students and many others.
1867: Denver journalists first meet as "a press club"
1876: Colorado becomes a state
1877: Due to statehood, the Club incorporates as "the Denver Press Club"
1925: Architects Merill H. and Burnham Hoyt design new club
1945: Herndon Davis paints allegorical newsroom on card room walls
1986: Building honored as a Historic Landmark