Saturday, January 19, 2008

Alphabet soup: professional journalism groups

Here are some of the better-known professional associations for journalists and journalism educators. Their Web sites can give students a look at some of the different types of jobs available -- find one that interests you, browse around and learn about the current issues in that field.

Many have resources online, whether it's job banks or help in covering a beat. And some offer scholarships and internships.

Send me more if you know of organizations that should be included.
Also see Poynter's list of links.

AAJA Asian American Journalists Association $55/$20 student Scholarships and

AASFE American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors $75-$150 based on circulation
ACES American Copy Editors Society $55/$35 student Scholarships
ACRE Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors (state capitols) $50/$25
AEJMC Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
$105/$45 grad student
AFJ Association of Food Journalists $75
AHCJ Association of Health Care Journalists $60/$30 student
APME Associated Press Managing Editors $150
APPM Associated Press Photo Managers $30-$90 based on circulation
ASBPE American Society of Business Publication Editors $75/$40 student
ASJA American Society of Journalists and Authors $195 annual + $125 in one-time fees
ASJMC Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication $50
ASME American Society of Magazine Editors $395 Internship
ASNE American Society of Newspaper Editors $195-$675 based on circulation
AWJ Association for Women Journalists (DFW chapter) $30
AWSM Association for Women in Sports Media $50/$25 student Internship/

BEA Broadcast Education Association $55/$50 student
CJJ Criminal Justice Journalists $40/$20 student
CMA College Media Advisors $80
EWA National Education Writers Association $65/$30 student
IAO International Association of Obituarists
IAPA Inter American Press Association $145-$1,435 based on circulation
ICA International Communication Association $130/$60 student
IRE Investigative Reporters and Editors $60/$25 student
IWMF International Women's Media Foundation $50
JAWS Journalism & Women Symposium $50
JEA Journalism Education Association $50/$30 student
MRE Military Reporters and Editors $50/$25 student
NAAJ North American Agricultural Journalists $60/$15 student
NABJ National Association of Black Journalists $100/$40 student Internships Scholarships
NAHJ National Association of Hispanic Journalists $55/$25 student Scholarships
NAJA Native American Journalists Association $55/$20 student Scholarships
NAMME National Association of Minority Media Executives $275
NASW National Association of Science Writers $75/$35 student
NCEW National Conference of Editorial Writers $90-$200/$25 student
NFPW National Federation of Press Women $53/$10 student
NLGJA National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association $75/$25 student Scholarship
NPF National Press Foundation
NPPA National Press Photographers Association $110/$65 student Scholarships
NSNC National Society of Newspaper Columnists $50/$35 student Scholarship
ONA Online News Association $50/$25 student
ONO Organization of News Ombudsmen $150
PRNDI Public Radio News Directors Incorporated $90-$200
RNA Religion Newswriters Association $25-$50 Scholarships
RTNDA Radio-Television News Directors Association $85-$190/$65 student Scholarships
RTNDF Radio Television News Directors Association and Foundation
SABEW Society of American Business Editors and Writers $50/$20 student
SAJA South Asian Journalists Association $20/$10 student Scholarships
SEJ Society of Environmental Journalists $45/$35 student
SND Society for News Design $105/$55 student
SOME Society of Metro Editors Free
SPJ Society of Professional Journalists $72/$36 student Internships and scholarships
UNITY UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc.