No one can say that journalists do not look out for one another. The recession is impacting everyone in the media community. In an effort to help with all of the layoffs in print publishing the Online News Association has created a free membership program.
For the past months journalists in every field have been asked to contribute $75 so that recently unemployed media professionals could receive free membership to the ONA. The ONA helps retrain traditional journalists, preparing them for the new digital world they now need to enter. In addition the association offers local events as well as discounts on journalism conferences around the United States and discounts on memberships to other guilds.
Applications for free membership can be downloaded here. Acceptance is on a first come first serve basis. So get out there and sign up today.