Thank you for considering membership in TCBJ

Membership in Twin Cities Black Journalists is open to all media-related professionals. You do not have to be a working journalist, nor do you have to be African American to join TCBJ.
Chapter meetings are typically held on the third Saturday of every month at Insight News at 1815 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Check with an officer for details.
TCBJ’s membership categories are the same as the membership categories of the National Association of Black Journalists. Membership in NABJ and membership in our chapter are paid separately, and you do not have to be a member of NABJ to join TCBJ although we encourage you to do so.

All memberships in TCBJ are based on annual dues which are $30 for full members.

TCBJ’s three classes of membership are as follows:

Full Membership – available to: (1) Professionals whose full-time or part-time job is to produce, gather, disseminate or distribute news, e.g., writers, reporters, editors, photographers, columnists, news technicians, and artists employed by any newspaper, television station, radio station, magazine, or Internet news service, or wire service; or (2) freelance writers, reporters, editors, photographers, columnists, designers or artists who earn income from freelance activity with a news service; or (3) any person who is otherwise eligible for Full Membership as defined above who is on leave of absence from his or her employment or freelance activity to attend a fellowship program.

Associate Membership – available to: (1) journalists employed in an academic field such as, but not limited to, high school or college journalism teachers or professors; and (2) media sales personnel, public relations persons who work in news media, and other communication related professions.

Student Membership – available to: (1) full and part-time students enrolled in mass communications/journalism courses at accredited colleges and universities in Minnesota and Wisconsin; or (2) are full and part-time students who regularly contribute to a recognized college or university news outlet.

For information on TCBJ membership rates and/or to obtain membership applications, please contact Maria Reeve at

To become a member of NABJ visit