Journalism Associations

Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Journalism Student Associations


American Society of Media Photographers
The American Society of Media Photographers, abbreviated ASMP, is a professional association of imaging professionals, including photojournalists, architectural, underwater, food/culinary and advertising photographers as well as video/film makers and other specialist Visit

BEA - The Broadcast Education Association
The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. The association’s publications, annual convention, web-based programs, and regional district activities provide opportunities for juried production competition and presentation of current scholarly research related to aspects of the electronic media.  Visit

News Leaders Association
The American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors joined forces to become the News Leaders Association. NLA empowers journalists at all levels with the training, support and networks they need to lead and transform diverse, sustainable newsrooms. Visit

News / Media Alliance
We are the voice of the news media industry, empowering members to succeed in today’s fast-moving media environment. Our members represent nearly 2,000 diverse news organizations in the United States—from the largest newsgroups and international outlets to hyper-local news sources, from digital-only and digital-first to print news—we represent all news media content creators. Visit

Society of Professional Journalists
SPJ is the largest journalism organization in the United States, with 13,500 members, including chapters at college campuses across the country. Visit