Full Member – Working journalists, including reporters, editors, photographers, newsroom managers, etc., who produce, gather, disseminate and distribute news for newspapers, television and radio stations, magazines, wire services, news websites, etc., and full-time freelance journalists. Full Member status may also be granted to former full-time journalists and journalism professors who meet specific criteria.
Associate Member – Former working journalists, part-time free-lance journalists, journalism educators, and other media-related professionals.
Student Member – Full-time students at an accredited college or university. Course of study must be in the communications field, preferably journalism.
General Member – Those who do not qualify for one of the above membership categories.

*NOTE: The above are abridged definitions of the membership categories. Please refer to NABJ-CC Bylaws, Article VIII for Membership Criteria. The Bylaws are found in this Website’s Policy section.

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