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ASJA is 70 Years Old!
Celebrate with us in 2018 as we mark the 70th anniversary of the organization that has evolved into the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Founded in 1948 as the New York Society of Magazine Writers, the organization has grown into the world's most robust professional society supporting independent, nonfiction writers.
As ASJA celebrates its 70th year, join us in paying special tribute to the ASJA Charitable Trust's Educational Foundation as it takes a leading role in the education of all nonfiction writers.
ASJA's 70th Anniversary Campaign will generate funds to build an educational hub for all nonfiction writers—including those with emerging voices from diverse and underserved communities—providing extensive professional growth via mentoring, coaching and peer networking. The ASJA Educational Foundation is a known resource that provides scholarships, conferences, podcasts, videocasts, virtual networking among peers and clients, and other specialized coursework focused on creating quality journalistic content.
By transforming the Educational Foundation into an organization that will lead ASJA into the future, long-time ASJA members will have more opportunities to provide their expertise and guidance to newer writers of upcoming generations.
A goal of $150,000 has been established so that the Educational Foundation can continue to build the educational programs required for independent nonfiction writers to excel in today's digital environment. The success of this campaign will help ensure that ASJA, its Educational Foundation, and the writers they support will thrive long into the future.
Brooke C. Stoddard,
70th Anniversary Campaign Chair
Neil A. O’Hara,
70th Anniversary Campaign Treasurer