Serving Western Massachusetts for 57 years

Valley Press Club

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims of the senseless Capital Gazette newsroom shooting.

Much has changed since the Valley Press Club was established in 1960. Before there were computers, videotape, and the Internet, journalists achieved much with typewriters, black & white film, and a notepad. Digital technology and social media have helped make journalism better, faster, and more accessible to more people. As hard-working journalists in western Massachusetts continue to preserve our democracy by fighting for transparency in all public aspects of our community, the Valley Press Club will continue to support them and their work.

The Valley Press Club is committed to the highest standards of fair, balanced, and factual journalism. For more than 50 years, the press club has offered educational workshops, hosted luncheons with provocative newsmakers, and awarded more than 160 college scholarships to local high school students pursuing careers in journalism. 

The Valley Press Club consists of active and retired journalists, public relations professionals, politicians, and citizens from all walks of life, who care about preserving quality journalism. Please consider becoming a member and help us support quality journalism in western Massachusetts, and encourage local students with scholarships. Your $25 membership goes a long way in helping us accomplish our mission.