With more than 1,500 members around the world, AAJA is a community of journalists, academics, entrepreneurs and students who are committed to advancing diversity in the news industry. An annual membership includes:

    • Membership rate tickets and early access to AAJA networking events and workshops
    • Membership rate registration to AAJA’s national convention and N3Con in Asia
    • Access to career and fellowship opportunities via AAJA’s Career Center, private social media channels, your Chapter, and Affinity Groups
    • Access to our upcoming member opportunities page with a listing of training opportunities, fellowships, grants and more
    • Early access to AAJA updates, scholarships and exclusive member opportunities via bi-monthly e-newsletter
    • Entry fee waiver for AAJA’s national journalism awards contest
    • Recognition on of special achievements or career moves

Significant discounts on AP online stylebook, Poynter on-site courses, CUNY J+ workshops and courses and other services (for more information and access to these benefits, please email

There are additional benefits for members who upgrade to Gold or Platinum membership. AAJA membership lasts for one year after your join date. 

To request a reduced member fees ($35) application (for recently unemployed members or those undergoing financial hardship), please email