Do you write about food on a regular basis for a newspaper, magazine, news organization, or website? You may be eligible to join the world's premiere professional organization for food journalists. Members learn from each other and from experts. We do a lot of networking - and, of course, eating and drinking.
AFJ offers scholarships to help members advance their food knowledge. The organization publishes a monthly newsletter and holds an annual conference. Members also receive public exposure on the AFJ website. AFJ recognizes excellence in food journalism through its Awards Competition.
High ethical standards set the organization apart and let the public know that AFJ members offer unbiased, expert information and restaurant criticism. Prospective members must meet AFJ's ethical standards.
Membership is open to those who write primarily about food as employees of media organizations such as newspapers and magazines. Freelance writers who write primarily about food are also eligible.
AFJ does not accept as members those who are employed by, or who work on a full-time or freelance basis for, food companies, public relations firms representing food companies, house organs of organizations or movements, trade associations, advocacy groups, or government agencies. Those who receive payment from producers, processors or merchandisers of food or food-related products, or similar commercial entities are, likewise, not eligible for membership.
If you think you meet the membership requirements, please complete a membership application. If you have any questions concerning membership qualifications or requirements, feel free to contact the Executive Director.