The School of Journalism proudly sponsors several clubs for journalism students interested in taking their learning and involvement beyond the classroom. You’ll open yourself to possible fellowships, internships, and scholarships by being a part of these and other organizations!
Society of Professional Journalists
The University of Arizona’s student chapter of Society of Professional Journalists is the oldest student organization in the School of Journalism. The student chapter of this national organization won regional honors three years in a row for its activities focused on journalism ethics, training, outreach, diversity and freedom of information
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
The student chapter works to increase the recruitment and involvement of young Hispanic journalists and to enable all journalists to better cover their diverse communities. Our chapter works with The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, which in 2012 chose the School of Journalism as the exclusive site for its 12-day training to be held every other year in May.
Advisor: Professor Jessica Retis
Native American Journalists Association
The student chapter follows the mission of the national association, to serve and empower Native journalists via activities, education, programs, and actions that will enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.
National Association of Black Journalists
This chapter launched here in 2012. The national association “provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.
Asian American Journalists Association
This organization doesn’t have student chapters, but more than a half dozen University of Arizona journalism students began an AAJA group here, joining the Arizona state chapter. These students participate in the all-clubs leadership training, so watch for announcements about their plans in the JSchool listserv and via notices around the Marshall Building.
National Press Photographers Association
The National Press Photographers Association, according to its website, "is the leading voice advocating for the work of visual journalists today. Founded in the days of sheet film box cameras and newsreels," the organization supports working news photographers, videographers and multimedia journalists.
Advisor: Professor Kim Newton
While a national organization of sports journalists does not exist, some journalism students are eager to create an interest club. This club may be associated with the Society of Professional Journalists, as a sports caucus. These students will be participating in the all-clubs leadership training and more information will be forthcoming. Watch the JSchool listserv and notices in the Marshall Building.
Advisor: Mike Chesnick
Students interested in investigative reporting share story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources. They are encouraged to join Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., which provides members access to thousands of reporting tipsheets and other materials through its Resource Center and hosts conferences and specialized training.
Advisor: Prof. David Cuillier
Other Organizations of Interest
- National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association
- Society for Environmental Journalists
- National Association of Science Writers
- Radio Television Digital News Association
- American Society of Journalists & Authors
- National Writers Association
- Society for Features Journalism
- American Copy Editors Society
- California Chicano News Media Association
- UNITY Journalists
Need Money For Club Dues or Member Fees?
Funds are available to pay for your membership in a national journalism organization, such as Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Native American Journalism Association, Asian American Journalists Association, and more! Stop by the Journalism Office in Marshall and pick up the application from Crystal Bumpers. Turn in the completed application to Professor Susan Knight.