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Better Know A Media Org: AFJ

afj-logo.gifToday’s organization: Association of Food Journalists

About the organization:

The Association of Food Journalists, Inc., is a networking system especially created for journalists who devote most of their working time to planning and writing food copy for news media worldwide.

AFJ’s primary goal is to encourage communication among food journalists. In addition, AFJ tries to increase members’ knowledge of food and to sharpen their writing, design and broadcast skills. The group also strives to foster professional standards among its members and other members of the media.

Number of members: 275

To join, you must:

Active members are those persons employed or contracted in positions as reporters, writers or editors by a legitimate news or media organization that is supported by advertising and/or paid subscriptions and who spend not less than fifty percent (50%) of their time on food news.

Associate members are those persons employed or contracted as reporters, writers or editors by one or more legitimate news or media organizations that are supported by advertising and/or paid subscriptions and are not house organs of any organization or movement, such as trade associations, advocacy groups and government agencies, and are responsible for or spend not less than fifty percent (50%) of their time on food news.

No member can receive remuneration from producers, processors, merchandisers of food or food-related products or similar commercial entities.

You’ll get:
Annual conference
Networking with other members
Lifetime supply of foie gras (J/K!!)

And for that, you’ll pay:
First Year: $37.50
After Year 1: $75
Two or three qualifying members at the same publication: $140
Four or more: $225

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