Our nonprofit has been serving African-American journalists in metro-Atlanta for more than 40 years. We sponsor the award-winning public affairs program “In Contact.” We are also your local connection to the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

Our members are in print, communications, public relations, radio, broadcast, digital and they are trailblazers in the literary world. We are innovative journalists, with an eye toward leveraging the Internet and its unique storytelling capabilities. Among our ranks are social media practitioners, digital content producers, and multimedia experts.

But AABJ is not just an organization; it’s a place to find and offer help. The opportunities we make available to our members are invaluable and during these turbulent economic times, we are your source for job leads and career development programs. In addition, we award thousands of dollars in scholarships each year.
Click here to read more about AABJ’s history.


Why Join AABJ?

AABJ’s membership categories are the same as the membership categories of the National Association of Black Journalists. Membership in NABJ and membership in our chapter are paid separately, and you do not have to be a member of NABJ to join AABJ although we encourage you to do so.

All memberships in AABJ are based on annual dues that expire one year from the date they are paid.
So if you join on August 1st, your membership expires on August 1st of the following year.
All financial AABJ members will have access to:

-FREE access to all of our meetings and workshops
-FREE quality professional development programs
-Opportunity to win thousands of dollars in scholarships (college students only)
-Opportunities to win city perks and group discounts to citywide events
-Networking, Networking, Networking

*You will receive a confirmation email verifying your membership following payment. Please contact aabj.org@gmail.com if you do not receive a response within 7 days.