NABJ-Chicago has been recognized as NABJ Professional Chapter of the Year in 2018 and 2022.
- 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.
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