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Membership Categories and Dues

Working Press Member:
Currently working in a full-time or freelance capacity for established news media or creators of distinguished works of journalism.*

  • Resident: $60 per year (Full-time or freelance employment in reporting, preparing or supervising the preparation of news is required)

  • Non- US Resident: $30 per year

  • Retired: $40 per year

Associate Member: $60 per year
Persons not currently employed in a full-time or freelance working press capacity in an established news medium, but who have represented a business or agency in a professional public relations capacity with various news media*.

Affiliate Member: $60 per year
Affiliate membership is extended upon invitation of the IPCC Board of Directors to those whose business or professional work involves close relationship or interest in the field of journalism and whose association will advance the mission and objectives of IPCC.


Officer or Board Member:  $60 per year

Student Member: $20 per year  
Students of journalism or related disciplines, under 25 years of age.

Faculty Member:  $60 per year
Faculty of journalism or related disciplines.

Governmental and Military Member: $40 per year
Persons not currently employed in a full-time or freelance working press capacity in an established news medium, but who are members of a U.S. Governmental Agency or Military Public Affairs Office having PAO duties and responsibilities.

* NEWS MEDIA include recognized and regularly established news agencies, newspapers, press syndicates, broadcasting or television networks or stations, magazines, web pages, blogs which maintain regular and independent news and/or feature coverage. It does not include promotional publications.

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Dues are payable annually in January. Those joining on or after a membership drive event are given membership until December 31st of the following year.

You could join IPCC by filling out the online form and submitting your payment via PayPal. To apply via mail please download and fill the Membership form below, and mail it with your check payable to "International Press Club of Chicago" to our address at:

International Press Club of Chicago

P.O. Box 2498, Chicago, IL 60690:




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