Become A WABJ Member Today!

Thank you for your interest in joining or renewing your annual WABJ membership. When you become a member of WABJ, you get access to a professional network of DMV-area Black media professionals, cutting-edge skills-based training and career development programming, and networking and social events. See our membership categories below.

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Full Membership

Individuals who are currently working journalists, i.e. reporters, editors and photographers who work for newspapers, television and radio stations, magazine, online and other news media who produce, gather, disseminate and distribute news at the local or national level.

Associate Membership

Individuals such as journalism and communications instructors, and media-related professionals.

Student Membership

Open to anyone currently enrolled in journalism, communications or related studies at an accredited college or university. High school students who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in journalism are also eligible.