Join a journalism organization
Membership has its privileges, and being a member of a journalism organization can afford many professional development and networking opportunities. Journalism organizations often have their own job and internship listings -- and some that you won't find on job boards. They also usually offer training and mentorship programs. Finally, organizations frequently sponsor events, which present a great way to find other journalists from similar backgrounds or with similar interests. Below are more than 50 of the many and varied journalism organizations you can join.
Alliance for Community Journalism American Society of Newspaper Editors American Amateur Press Association American Copy Editors Society Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication American Press Institute American Society of Business Publication Editors American Society of Journalists and Authors Asian American Journalists Association Associated Collegiate Press Association for Business Communication Association of Electronic Journalists Association of Young Journalists Boston Newspaper Guild Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism Committee of Concerned Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists DowJones Newspaper Fund Eastern Canadian News Photographers Association Foundation for American Communications Institute for Analytic Journalism Institute on Political Journalism International Association for Media & Communication Research International Center for Journalists International Communication Association International Consortium of Investigative Journalists International Federation of Journalists International Press Institute International Freedom of Expression Exchange International Women's Media Foundation Internet Press Guild International Reporters & Editors Journalism Education Association Media Alliance National Public Broadcasting Archives National Association of Black Journalists National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association National Press Club National Scholastic Press Association Newspaper Association of America National Association of Broadcasters National Association of Hispanic Journalists National Conference of Editorial Writers National Federation of Press Women National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting Native American Journalists Association Newspaper Guild of America National Association of Black Journalists Native American Journalists Association National Press Photographers Association Nieman Foundation for Journalism Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association Pew Center for Civic Journalism Project Censored Project for Excellence in Journalism Pulitzer Center Radio and Television News Directors Association and Foundation Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Reporters Without Borders South Asian Journalists Association Society of Environmental Journalists Society of Professional Journalists South Asian Research Centre for Advertisement, Journalism & Cartoons Student Press Law Center Trade, Association and Business Publications International