• American Academy of Advertising (AAA) An organization of advertising scholars and professionals with an interest in advertising and advertising education. The Academy fosters research which is relevant to the field and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among its academic and professional members. Through the Journal of Advertising, the Journal of Interactive Advertising and the annual conference Proceedings, the Academy disseminates research findings and scholarly contributions to advertising education and the profession.
  • American Press Institute (API) Devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry and journalism educators.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) A professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.
  • Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) A non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 2,000 members. AAJA serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging young people to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage.
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) A non-profit, educational association of journalism and mass communication faculty, administrators, students and media professionals. Dedicated to promoting the highest standards for education, the Association provides an abundance of resources for news, research and career opportunities, including a multicultural network of practitioners from every discipline of journalism and mass communication.
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) AECT is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.
  • Broadcast Education Association (BEA) A professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises.
  • Education Writers Association (EWA) A national professional organization of education reporters. EWA has more than 1,000 members throughout the United States and Canada. Active members include reporters from print and broadcast media. Associate members include school and college public information officers and writers who work for educational institutions and organizations.
  • Journalism & Women Symposium JAWS brings together women journalists and journalism educators and researchers from across the country and supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism.
  • National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) A trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts.
  • National Association of Minority Media Executives (NAMME) NAMME is the only organization of managers and executives of color working in both news and business operations, across all media-related fields, uniting diverse leaders across departments and across cultures.
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) An organization for public relations professionals. The Society has nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into more than 100 Chapters nationwide, 19 Professional Interest Sections and Affinity Groups, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has nearly 300 Chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
  • Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) A professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession, consisting of more than 3,000 news directors, news associates, educators and students. The association is dedicated to setting standards for newsgathering and reporting.
  • Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) SCMS is a professional organization of college and university educators, filmmakers, historians, critics, scholars, and others devoted to the study of the moving image. The college and university faculty and students who comprise this scholarly organization are involved in various fields of study, including (but not limited to): Film Studies, Cinema Studies, Television Studies, Media Studies, Visual Arts, Cultural Studies, Film and Media History, and Moving Image Studies.
  • Society for Technical Communication (STC) STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. Its 14,000 members include technical writers and editors, content developers, documentation specialists, technical illustrators, instructional designers, academics, information architects, usability and human factors professionals, visual designers, Web designers and developers, and translators - anyone whose work makes technical information available to those who need it.
  • Student Press Law Center (SPLC) A legal assistance agency devoted exclusively to educating high school and college journalists about the rights and responsibilities embodied in the First Amendment and supporting the student news media in their struggle to cover important issues free from censorship. Approximately 2,500 student journalists, teachers and others contact the Center each year for help or information.
  • The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 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. SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.
  • University Film & Video Association (UFVA) An organization of professionals and institutions involved in the production and study of film, video, and other media arts. The UFVA is an international organization where media production and writing meets the history, theory and criticism of the media. The site includes links to news, publications, conference information as well as an up to date list of job openings.

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