We’ve compiled as many professional organizations as we can find in all the disciplines that mediabistro visitors work in, and will be featuring one a day til we run out. We’re going in alphabetical order so nobody feels slighted, but if we skipped your favorite group by mistake, please let us know.
aaja-logo.pngToday: Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

About the organization:

AAJA serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging young people to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage.

AAJA uses the term “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” to embrace all Americans—both citizens and residents—who self-identify with one or more of the three dozen nationalities and ethnic groups in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands.

Number of members: More than 2,000

To join, you must:
Full membership is available to those who receive a majority of their income from or spend the majority of their work time involved in journalistic work. Other membership types are also available.

You’ll get:
AAJA Job Board
Waived application fees for AAJA fellowships/professional programs

And for that, you’ll pay:
Full – $65
Associate – $65
Student – $25
Retired – $25