Our 250+ New York-based members hail from across the industry, representing the best media outlets in the business. They are writers, editors, producers, photographers, videographers, and editorial cartoonists working on staff and as freelancers.
News organizations represented by our members include: Al Jazeera America, The Associated Press, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Buzzfeed News, CNN, Corporate Counsel, DNAinfo, The New York Daily News, The New York Times, Time, Thomson Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, WNYC, Women's eNews, Vanity Fair, Voice of America
To be eligible for membership, women must work primarily on the editorial staff of a news organization and be based in the New York metropolitan area.
Freelancers are eligible if they work primarily as journalists (not in PR, marketing etc.) and can provide annually eight clips from within the past year.
Professors and students of journalism are eligible for associate membership, which carries all the benefits of standard membership but does not carry voting rights.
- Networking and mentorship with the best in the business.
- Access to frequent social gatherings, panel discussions, book talks, and other events.
- Notices about job openings, events, competitions/grants and other relevant information.
- Learn marketable skills through member-only masterclasses and training sessions.
- Discounted tickets to The Front Page Awards gala.
- Inherit the rich legacy of the formidable newswomen who founded this club.
As a nonprofit professional membership organization, we rely on dues to cover our operating expenses including rent, utilities, office supplies etc. Annual dues continue to be $75, a price we’ve maintained for many years.
What is the application process like?
Easy as pie. Once you complete the short online form, the Board of Directors will review your application and notify you of their decision via email. We do our best to respond within two weeks. If you are accepted, you will be prompted to pay your dues through PayPal. Then, start enjoying your membership! You will receive a membership card in the mail. In the meantime, be on the lookout for the monthly newsletter with information about upcoming events.
How long is my membership valid?
One year from the date you activate your membership (read: pay your dues). It is renewable each year as long as you continue to meet our eligibility criteria.
How do I renew my membership each year?
A few weeks before it expires, you will receive an email prompting you to complete the online renewal form and pay your dues for the next year.
Can I rejoin if my membership has lapsed?
Yes. You must submit a new application in order to be readmitted.
What happens if I move away from New York or take a new job outside of journalism?
We will honor your membership for the remainder of the year, but you will not be eligible to renew.
If my application is not accepted, can I reapply later?
Yes, should you come to meet our membership criteria down the road, we encourage you to reapply.