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.
Today: 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.
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