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Media Organizations

Members of Northwestern’s NABJ chapter, display the Student Chapter of the Year award they won at the national NABJ convention.
Members of Northwestern’s NABJ chapter display the Student Chapter of the Year award they won at the national NABJ convention.

Getting involved in journalism organizations at Medill is a great way to sharpen your skills while building community with fellow students and developing ties to the professional world. From your first quarter on campus, you have the chance to get involved with a variety of award-winning  professional organizations.

Asian American Student Journalists

AASJ is the student affiliate of the Asian American Journalists Association. The Northwestern chapter hosts skills development sessions and networking events, and members attend the national AAJA convention, which builds connections between Medill students and professional journalists.

Association for Women in Sports Media

The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) is an organization whose female and male members support the advancement and growth of women – both professional and student – in sports media.

Association of LGBTQ Journalists

NLGJA is a journalist-led association working within the news media to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues. They promote diverse and inclusive workplaces by holding the industry accountable and providing education, professional development and mentoring.

National Association of Black Journalists

NABJ-NU is the student chapter of the professional National Association of Black Journalists organization. It serves as a resource and outlet for graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in mass communications and journalism. The Northwestern chapter hosts skills development sessions and networking events, and members attend the national NABJ convention, which builds connections between Medill students and professional journalists.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

NAHJNU is the Northwestern student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. NAHJ was founded to support, connect and recognize Hispanic and Latino journalists across the globe. The Northwestern chapter connects members to leaders in the industry, helps them prepare for internships and jobs, hosts speakers, coordinates cultural events and provides a supportive network.

Society of Professional Journalists/Excellence in Journalism

The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior

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