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Organizations related to journalism, including unions, press clubs and professional associations. This page excludes news outlets, such as individual newspapers or newspaper chains.

General Edit

  • American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
  • Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ)
  • Committee of Concerned Journalists and the Project for Excellence in Journalism (CCJ, PEJ)
  • Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Web site, organized in 1981
  • National Press Club (USA)
  • Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

Academic and related Edit

  • Associated Collegiate Press (ACP)
  • Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association, CSPA
  • Journalism Education Association (JEA)

Journalism schoolsEdit

  • at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Web site


  • Canada -- Editors' Association of Canada, EAC,Web site
  • Copy editors -- American Copy Editors Society, ACES, Web site
  • Features -- American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors]], AASFE Web site
  • Freelance -- Editorial Freelancers Association]], EFA, Web site, based in the USA
  • Magazines -- American Society of Magazine Editors, ASME, Web site
  • Managing editors -- Associated Press Managing Editors, APME,
    • Web site
    • Founded: 1931
    • Contact information:
Mark Mittelstadt, Executive Director
Associated Press Managing Editors
450 W. 33rd St.
New York, NY 10001
212-621-7520 - Fax
  • Newspapers -- American Society of Newspaper Editors, ASNE, Web site, mainly for top editors at daily newspapers
  • Opinion -- Association of Opinion Page Editors, AOPE, Web site
  • Sports -- Associated Press Sports Editors, APSE, Web site
  • Trade publications -- American Society of Business Publication Editorsl, ASBPE, Web site
  • Weeklies -- International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, ISWE, Web site
  • World -- World Editors Forum, WEF, Web site

Ethnic (United States) Edit

  • Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
    • Web site
    • Rene Astudillo, Executive Director
    • 1182 Market St., Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94102
    • 415-346-2051 x700
    • 415-346-6343 - Fax
  • National Arab American Journalists Association, NAAJ
  • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
  • Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)
  • South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)
  • Unity -- Journalists of Color

Institutes and foundations Edit


  • American Press Institute, API, Web site
  • International Press Institute, IPI
  • Maynard Institute
  • Mid-America Press Institute, Web site
  • Poynter Institute, Web site
  • World Press Institute, WPI


  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, DJNF,
    • Web site
    • Founded in 1958.
    • Foundation promoting journalism careers.
    • Sponsors programs for college students (especially in editing), high school journalism teachers and advisers and college journalism instructors.
  • Foundation for American Communications (FACS)
    • Web site
    • Focuses on improving background knowledge, gives information via the Web, seminars and contacts lists for various subjects.
  • The Freedom Forum
    • Web site
    • Newseum, newsroom diversity and First Amendment freedoms.
  • Nieman Foundation at Harvard
  • Pew Center for Civic Journalism
  • Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation
    • Web site
    • Supports four areas, one of which relates to journalism: journalism and a free press in the Americas.

International Edit

  • European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Maastricht [1]
  • European Union of Science Journalists' Association (EUSJA)
  • International Center For Journalists (ICFJ)
    • Web site
    • Founded in 1984.
    • Focuses on countries with minimal tradition of an independent press.
  • International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ
  • International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Brussels [2]
  • International Journalism Network, IJN, Web site
  • International Press Association, IPA™ [3]
  • International Press Institute, IPI
  • International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, ISWNE Web site
  • Journalists@YourService (J@YS), [4] Journalists service centre in Brussels
  • NUJ Brussels, Brussels chapter of National Union of Journalists (UK/Eire) [5]
  • Panos Institute Supporting journalism in developing countries.
  • Society of News Design (SND)
  • Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)
  • World Editors Forum Web site
  • World Press Institute, WPI
  • World Press Photographers, WPP

Investigative Reporting Edit

  • Center for Investigative Reporting, CIR
  • International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)

Newspaper Edit

  • American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)
  • Associated Press Managing Editors (APME)
  • Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, AAN, Web site, North America
  • Inland Press Association, IPA
    • Web site
    • Sponsors training for all newspaper deparments and produces research on revenue and costs, including compensation.
  • National Newspaper Association (NNA, USA)
    • Web site
    • Founded in 1885.
    • Represents America's community newspapers.
    • Largest newspaper association in the United States.
  • National Newspaper Publishers Association, NNPA
  • Newspaper Association of America (NAA)
    • Web site
    • Represents 90 percent of the daily circulation in the United States.
  • The Newspaper Guild (union), TNG

Photojournalism Edit

  • American Society of Media Photographers, ASMP
  • American Society of Picture Professionals, ASPP
  • National Association of Freelance Photographers, NAFP (USA)
  • National Press Photographers Association, NPPA (USA)
  • Panos Pictures Photojournalism from the developing world
  • White House News Photographers’ Association, WHPA (USA)
  • World Press Photographers, WPP

Publications Edit

Publications about journalism:

  • American Journalism Review, AJR
  • Columbia Journalism Review, CJR
  • Editor & Publisher, E&P
  • Online Journalism Review, OJR



  • Inland Press Association
  • New England Newspaper Association
  • New England Press Association
  • Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association
  • Southern Newspaper Publishers Association

North CarolinaEdit

  • N.C. Capital Press Corps, [6]
  • N.C. Press Association, NCPA,Web site
  • N.C. Press Photographers Association, Web site
  • N.C. Scholastic Media Association, NCSMA, Web site

State press associationsEdit

Specialties Edit

of Science Writers, NASW

  • Editorial cartoons -- Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, AAEC, Web site
  • Education Writer's Association, EWA,
  • Features -- American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, AASFE,
    • Web site
    • International. Offers annual convention, a writing contest, regional workshops and several publications.
    • Penny Fuchs, Executive Director
University of Maryland
1117 Journalism Building, Room 4113
College Park, MD 20742-7111
  • Food -- Association of Food Journalists, AFJ
  • Health care -- Association of Health Care Journalists, AHCJ
  • Interactive journalism -- J-Lab: Institute for Interactive Journalism
    • Web site
    • Sponsors Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism.
  • Military Reporters and Editors, MRE
  • Ombudsmen -- Organization of News Ombudsmen, ONO, Web site
  • Online News Association, ONA
  • Science -- European Union of Science Journalists' Associations (EUSJA)
  • Science -- National Association of Science Writers, NASW
  • Sports
    • Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE), Web site
    • Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM), Web site

Watchdog groups Edit

  • Accuracy in Media, AIM (conservative slant)
  • Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ
  • Independent Press Councils
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, FAIR (liberal slant)
  • Media Matters for America, MMA (liberal slant)
  • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, RCFP, Web site


  • National Writers Union, NWU, USA
  • The Newspaper Guild, TNG, Web site


    • Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS)
    • National Federation of Press Women, NFPW


  • Freedom of information -- National Freedom

of Information Coalition

  • History of journalism -- American Journalism Historians Association
  • Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
    • Web site
    • Founded in 1977.
    • Focus on minorities.
  • National Lesbian and Gay Journalists

Association, NLGJA

  • National Press Club, NPC
  • Southern Newspapers Publishers Association, SNPA, USA
  • Student Press Law Center, SPLC, Web site
  • Wired Journalists, Web site, a network for learning, not a formal organization
  • World Press Freedom Committee, Web site

External LinksEdit


Newspaper and Press Associations in the US], via SHG Resources

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