Welcome to the Chicago Journalists Association

picture1bWorking journalists of any period have always developed a fellowship based on their common experiences. This has been so even under the pressure of gathering, writing, editing and illustrating the news of the day.

Competition to do the best job first forges unique, often life-long bonds. Time may curtain the fatigue, dreariness and frustration that fall to every newsperson, but the passing years do not erase the zest for adventure that sets this occupation apart from all others.

The Chicago Journalists Association exists to provide a place for journalists of yesterday and today to gather together after deadline hours for comradeship. CJA presents after-work programs that focus on timely topics such as cameras in the courtroom; an annual awards dinner that recognizes outstanding journalists both international and local; and annual scholarships that encourage promising young Chicagoans to pursue careers in journalism and communications.