Join AAJA Today

With more than 1,700 members throughout the United States and Asia, AAJA serves a variety of needs. AAJA members are staff, reporters and freelance journalists for digital, print and broadcast media. Members also include students interested in careers in journalism and former journalists in public relations, academia and other fields that support AAJA’s mission. There are many benefits available to AAJA members:

Discounted tickets and early access to AAJA networking and community events

  • Discounted registration for AAJA convention
  • Early access to career opportunities via bi-weekly online newsletter
  • Entry fee waiver for AAJA’s national journalism awards contest
  • Recognition on of special achievements or career moves
  • Significant discounts on UPSAP online stylebook, Poynter on-site courses, AARP membership and other services

Membership Levels

AAJA membership is based on the calendar year, January to December, regardless of when dues are received. Membership registration submitted today is good through December 31. Membership in AAJA is open to all who believe in our mission, which includes ensuring fair and accurate coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), as well as encouraging the hiring and promotion of AAPIs in newsrooms.

There are 6 types of membership:

  • Full Membership: $65
  • Associate Membership: $65
  • Retired Membership: $25
  • Student Membership: $25
  • Gold Membership: $100*
  • Platinum Membership: $750*

*Partially tax deductible

For more details about each membership type, see:

What are the benefits of membership?
Membership benefits include access to AAJA Career Listings, discounts on convention registration and savings on professional services, such as Poynter training.


3 Easy Ways To Join


Registering online is easy. Just click the icon above and you'll be directed to a new portal where you can join or renew your membership.

Print & Mail

Just download and print out the AAJA Membership form, fill it out, and mail it out to the main office. All you have to do is click the icon above to get to the form.

Contact Us

Contact us directly to receive a membership form by simply emailing Justin Seiter ( or calling 415-346-2051 x107.

Asian American Journalists Association. Los Angeles Chapter. Established 1981.