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Society of Journalists and Authors - Save $50 on a membership to ASJA
York Center for Independent Publishing - Save $10 on a membership to NYCIP
Writers Union - Free Gift, a $30 value
Creative League - Save $75 on a membership with Brooklyn Creative League
Writers Room - Save $65 on a membership at Room 58
Press Club - Save $5 on membership with the Connecticut Press Club
Independent Filmmaker Conference - Purchase passes at IFP member price
New York Women In Communications
The place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information,
participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical
American Copy Editors Society
By, for and about copy editors. Mind your semi-colons and don't dangle your
The American Editor is the magazine of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
American Journalism Review
Come for the "Reporters' Tools" and stay for the "Help Wanted" ads. Great site
for links to media outlets.
American Marketing Association
AMA members are connected to a network of experienced marketers nearly 40,000 strong and include leading marketing academics, researchers and practitioners from every industry.
American Screenwriters Association (ASA)
The world's leading professional association organized for educational purposes, including the promotion and encouragement of the art and craft of screenwriting.
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Freelancers have a home page to call their own. Kibbitz about contracts or keep your professional skills sharp with online articles specifically written for freelancers.
American Society of Magazine Editors
The professional organization for editors of consumer magazines and business publications, which are edited, published and sold in the U.S.
American Society of Media Photographers, Inc.
ASMP is the premier resource for community, culture, commerce and publications relating to publication photography.
American Society of Newspaper Editors
As a leading professional organization for editors, ASNE publishes weighty articles on such pressing journalistic topics as the First Amendment, newsroom diversity and links to editorial sites.
Asian American Journalists Association
Encourages and supports Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders working in the industry.
A managing editor in Chicago put together this resource guide for his news staff to help them research their stories. It's a well-stocked warehouse of helpful links, along with shop talk and media gossip.
Association for Women in Communications
The Association for Women in Communications hosts this site and offers special membership deals for freelancers.
The Guild has represented ink-stained wretches -- or is it now toner-stained wretches? -- for more than 80 years. They stand up for writers and lobby for free speech and advantageous copyright laws. Read the Guild Bulletin for news about the publishing industry.
The Business Marketing Association (BMA)
For more than 80 years, BMA has been the pre-eminent service organization for professionals in this vital industry.
Canadian Association of Journalists
This is a leading professional organizations for Canadian reporters, with an accent on investigative work. Also provides grants.
Center for Investigative Reporting
Since 1977, the CIR has been providing aid to investigative reporters. Be sure
to read "How to Become Your Own Muckraker."
Center for Public
The site promotes "public service journalism."
Columbia Journalism Review
This well-respected journal keeps a critical eye turned on journalism; the Web site also delivers power tools for journalists, a list of cross-ownership of media companies and the Language Corner.
Committee to Protect Journalists
In areas of the world still fearful of a free press, the job can be a dangerous one. CPJ stands up for reporters.
News about public broadcasting.
Bloggers alert! See a list of cyber-journalists posting their own blogs.
Photojournalists can focus on issues of concern to the f-stop set at Dirck Halstead's monthly soiree.
News about newspapers, from a well-established authority. Job seekers should keep a close watch on the classified for opening and post a resume to the job bank.
Editorial Freelancers Association
Self-employed editors and writers. EFA offers meetings, courses, networking, bimonthly newsletters, a lively members-only mailing list, members-only job listings and regional chapters.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Keeping the media honest.
Graphic Artists Guild
The Graphic Artists Guild is a society for layout artists and designers of all stripes.
A directory of press and media associations features links to regional press associations.
International Center for Journalists
An organization that works "to improve the quality of journalism in nations where there is little or no tradition of independent journalism."
International Women's Media Foundation
The IWMF's mission is to strengthen the role of women in the news media around the world, based on the belief that no press is truly free unless women share an equal voice.
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
Sleuthing reporters can meet colleagues and pick up pointers about investigating malfeasance.
The teachers' lounge for J-school pedagogues.
Journal of Mass Media Ethics
The rights and wrongs of writing.
Run to -- and then bookmark twice -- this excellent collection of Web sites, designed to help you become a better reporter.
Magazine Publishers of America (MPA)
Represents more than 240 domestic publishing companies with approximately 1,400 titles, more than 80 international companies and more than 100 associate members.
News and reference for the Canadian magazine industry.
Media Communications Association International
(Formerly International Television and Video Association) (MCA-I)
A global community that provides professional development seminars and events, opportunities for networking, members-only benefits, forums for education, and information resources for media communications professionals.
Keeping on an eye on "media literacy."
National Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
A trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts.
National Conference of Editorial Writers (NCEW)
Exists to improve the quality of editorial pages and broadcast editorials, and to promote high standards among opinion writers and editors.
of Press Women
A dynamic nationwide organization of professional women — and men — pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.
and Gay Journalists Association
An organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students
that works within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of
National Newspaper Association (NNA)
A not-for-profit trade association representing the owners, publishers and editors of America's community newspapers.
National Press Club
"The Club shall provide people who gather and disseminate news a center for
the advancement of their professional standards and skills, the promotion of
free expression, mutual support and social fellowship." -NPC Constitution
National Press Foundation
Helping established journalists better report public policy to their readers
and listeners is the raison d' etre for the NPF. Thousands of reporters have
attended NPF conferences since 1976 on topics that include AIDS, national affairsand
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media.
National Writers Union
The NWU offers a job hotline, resume bank and writer alerts among its other (unionized) services.
The New York Center for Independent Publishing
A unique publishing and literary organization, the NYCIP has fostered its spirit of literary independence for over two decades, sponsoring year-round public programs that aim to place independent presses and their authors' front and center.
A magazine for the members of the National Press Photographers Association.
Newspaper Association of America
Best bet: "PressTime" magazine; most of the rest of the site is concerned with the business side.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the
Native American Journalists
Serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.
From the green pastures of Harvard Yard comes this critique of journalism in America.
On the Media
The only radio show talking about media criticism and analysis.
Online Journalism Review
A superb Web site reviewing current events in the media world, from USC.
A good place for newspaper and magazine shop talk and no-nonsense articles.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
providing education, a sense of community, business and personal protection,
business discounts, and professional recognition to the photography industry
Publishers Marketing Association
Represents indie publishers of books, CDs, videos and audio.
The venerable magazine from the Society of Professional Journalists is available
in both its current edition and archivally from the SPJ Web site.
Radio-Television News Directors Association
What are the ethics of using a hidden microphone? The discussion of such everyday issues is just one service from these representatives of electronic journalists.
Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the
When a reporter needs a pro bono lawyer, this is the first place to turn for legal advice.
The Communicator is the monthly magazine for the Radio-Television News Directors Association & Foundation.
Covering local television news for more than 20 years.
SAJA is a non-profit organization that provides a networking and resource forum
for journalists of South Asian origin and journalists interested in South Asia
or the South Asian Diaspora.
Society for News Design
Society of Professional Journalists
The SPJ is a leading professional society; the Web has some interesting news reports but is of special interest mostly to its members. They publish "Quill."
Society of Publication Designers (SPD)
For over 40 years, the Society of Publication Designers has been a driving force for quality and innovation in publication design.
For organizations working to build a fair, just and equitable society that want to be heard in today’s crowded media environment.
Stop the Presses
Read this popular column at the Editor and Publisher Web site. The link is on
the home page.
On the air and on the Web with industry news.
Copy editors can share virtual blue pencils.
Unity Journalists of Color
a strategic alliance advocating fair and accurate news coverage about people of color, and aggressively challenging the industry to staff its organizations at all levels to reflect the nation’s diversity.
A roundup of world news.
National Conference June 4-6, 2009 Arlington, VA
- April 21-23, 2009 San Francisco
- Sept 1-2, 2009 Chicago
- Nov 4-9, 2009 New York
Aug 5-8, 2009 Boston
& STVP Summit at Stanford July 28-30, 2009 Palo Alto, CA
Magazine Conference - Cancelled for 2009
Annual Conference Nov 5-8, 2009 Phoenix, AZ
of Writers and Writing Programs April 7-10, 2009 Denver
& New Media Expo Oct 15-17, 2009 Las Vegas
Business Conference and Expo March 23-25, 2009
Buying and Selling eContent April 5-7, 2009 Scottsdale, AZ
- March 23-24, 2009 Chicago
- Oct 26-27, 2009 Baltimore
Association of Broadcasters Cancelled for 2009
Electronics Show Jan 7-10, 2010 Las Vegas
Marathon Oct 20-24, 2009 New York
Social Media for Communicators March 11-13, 2009 Las Vegas
Hollywood March 18-19, 2009 New York
Show Oct 19-21, 2009 Chicago
AIGA Business and Design Conference Stay tuned for 2009 info
Conference June 24-27, 2009 Austin, TX
June 17-19, 2009 Toronto, ON
Idea Conference Stay tuned for updated info
International World Wide Web Conference Apr
20-24, 2009 Madrid, Spain
World April 28-30, 2009 London
Info Recruiting Conference and Expo May 19-22, 2009 Las Vegas
Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference July 24-26, 2009 Grapevine, TX
min day Digital Summit April 22, 2009 New York
Show Convention Sept 23-25, 2009 Philadelphia
NABJ Unity '08 Stay tuned for 2009 info
nextMEDIA: The Future of Digital Content
June 5-5, 2009 Banff, AB
New Yorker Festival Oct 9-18, 2009
Conference April 27-28, 2009 Denver
Conference & Expo March 23-24, 2009 Las Vegas
PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo Oct 22-24, 2009 New York
21-24, 2009 Camden, ME
Public Relations Society of America
International Convention November 7-10, 2009 San Diego
Professional Scholarly Publishing Annual Conference Stay tuned for 2010 info
Publishing Business Conference
and Expo Mar 23-25, 2009 New York
Roundtable Writers' Conference April 24-25, 2009 New York
RTNDA@NAB April 9-22, 2009 Las Vegas
Annual Conference & Expo June 28-July 1, 2009 New Orleans
SIPA Annual International Conference May 31-June 2, 2009 Washington, D.C.
Convention August 27-30, 2009 Indianapolis, IN
South by Southwest
Mar 13-22, 2009 Austin, TX
TED Feb 9-13, 2010
Long Beach, CA
Gathering Jan 21-23, 2010 Monterey, CA
of Change for Publishing Stay tuned for 2010 info
Visionary Landscapes: ELO Conference Stay tuned for updated info
That Matter: Web Design April 27-20, 2009 San Francisco
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