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
Full Membership – ($50 + $1.46 Paypal convenience fee ) available to: (1) writers, reporters, editors, photographers, columnists, and artists employed by any newspaper, television station, radio station, magazine, or wire service; or (2) freelance writers, reporters, editors, photographers, columnists, or artists who earn a majority of their income from freelance activity; or (3) any person who is otherwise eligible for Full Membership as defined above who is on leave of absence from his or her employment or freelance activity to attend a fellowship program; and (4) any other persons holding a Full Membership in AABJ on the date of adoption of our current bylaws until such a time as their Full Membership is terminated by failing to pay dues or as otherwise set forth by our chapter bylaws.
Associate Membership – ($50 + $1.46 Paypal convenience fee) available to: (1) journalists employed in an academic field such as, but not limited to, high school or college journalism teachers or professors; and (2) media sales personnel, public relations persons who work in news media, and other communication related professions.
Student Membership – ($20) available to full and part-time students enrolled in mass communications courses at accredited colleges and universities in Georgia.