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Member Application

Thank you for your interest in the Association of Opinion Journalists (formerly the National Conference of Editorial Writers).  Annual dues for most membership categories are $75. For retirees and student members, it's even less, $45 and $25, respectively. To view descriptions of each membership category before making your selection below, click here.

***If you are a previous AOJ or NCEW member who would like to reinstate your membership and reactivate your account, please do not use this application. Instead, please use this form.

Once your membership application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email. Your AOJ membership will be activated upon approval and payment of dues. If, for any reason, your application is not approved, your payment will be refunded.

If you would like to pay by credit card, please fill out the form below.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please download a membership application and send it in with your payment. Please make check payable to Association of Opinion Journalists.

 If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties with submitting your application, contact Lisa Strohl at or call 717-703-3015.

Student applicants, see our Student Application

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Membership Categories
 Academic Member - $75
 Associate Member - $75
 Broadcast Member - $75
 Columnist - $75
 Online Journalist - $75
 Print Media Member - $75
 Retired Member - $45
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How often do you write/edit opinion pieces?
 1-3 Times a Week
 4-6 Times a Week
 Once or twice a month
 Whenever I get around to updating my blog.
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