Full - $65

For those who spend the majority of their time producing journalism or hiring journalists. Full membership is also available to those who have left journalism but who have been AAJA members and/or journalists for five or more years.

Associate - $65

Open to former journalists, public or community affairs representatives of news companies. Associate members are NOT eligible to vote and cannot hold national office except for Treasurer/VP of Finance.

Gold Full - $100

Full and Associate members interested in upgrading to Gold membership receive additional benefits, such as acknowledgment in AAJA’s annual report and perks at the National Convention.

Gold Associate - $100

Associate members interested in upgrading to Gold Associate membership receive additional benefits, such as acknowledgment in AAJA’s annual report and perks at the National Convention.

Student - $25

Open to enrolled high school, undergraduate, or graduate students who intend to pursue a career in journalism.

Retired - $25

Available to persons age 62 and over who have previously worked full or part-time as a journalist. Retired members are not eligible to vote or hold office, except for Treasurer.

Platinum - $750

In addition to the benefits of Gold membership, Platinum membership includes the cost of registration for the AAJA National Convention, VIP seating at the AAJA Gala dinner and an invitation to the AAJA President’s Reception.

Corporate - $1,500

Media companies interested in advancing AAJA's mission will receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited career listings on AAJA’s jobs board for one year
  • 10% discount on advertisements in AAJA’s convention book
  • One-year subscription to AAJA’s newsletter
  • Recognition on AAJA’s national web site during year of corporate membership
  • Unlimited access to AAJA member uploaded résumés until the end of the calendar year
  • One complimentary registration to AAJA's National Convention

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