The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

Join/Renew CAABJ Membership

By becoming a member of the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists, you’ll be investing in your career, industry, and community. CAABJ holds meetings, workshops, and social and networking events throughout the year. The organization also utilizes its resources to help connect members with professional development, jobs, freelance opportunities, internships, and it awards a scholarship annually.

Below is for online payment for CAABJ membership, using PayPal, which is quick and secure. In the field labeled Special instructions to the seller, please be sure to include the following:

  • Your contact information (mail, email, phone number)
  • Your title and the organization you work for
  • Facebook and Twitter handles
  • Indicate your interest: Media Watch, Events Committee, Fundraising, Mentorship or Publicity

If you would prefer to print and postal mail your membership application with a check payment, click here to download the application.

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Full Membership:
Open to working journalists, i.e., reporters, editors and photographers who work for newspapers, television and radio stations, magazines and wire services and who produce, gather, disseminate and distribute news. In addition, memberships shall be open to freelance journalists who can prove that they spend more than half their time producing, gathering, disseminating or distributing news.

Full Membership for One Year

Associate Membership:
Open to part-time freelancers, journalists employed in public information areas, to journalists employed in an academic field, i.e. college of university professors, high school journalism teachers, or those working journalists who after being employed at a newspaper, television or radio station, magazine or wire service decide to further their education.

Associate Membership for One Year

Student Membership:
Open to anyone who is a full-time student at an accredited high school, college or university. Course of study must be in the communications field, preferably print journalism or broadcast journalism.

Student Membership for One Year