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PFWA and other organizations

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by moonlight, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. moonlight

    moonlight Member

    So I get the PFWA e-mail with the all-NFL team, and it got me thinking. I just finished covering my first year of NFL, so maybe I should join this PFWA.

    I go to the web site, http://www.pfwa.org/ and there's no way to join.

    Is this free? It can't be. How do I join, anyone know?

    Also, are groups like this worth joining? What other professional societies should we be in?
  2. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Usually the local chapter chairperson will approach people about joining.

    Value? Negligible. The fact they're picking an All-NFL team shows the priorities are misguided, as they are with most sports writers organizations.
  3. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    I joined pfwa this year... Only because i want someone on my side if i get screwed by the redskins somehow.
  4. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    how do you know it's a "priority"?
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    So if you cover an NFL beat, you have to be "approached" to join the PFWA?

    Who the hell do they think they are? Augusta National?
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Because they're doing it. Writers' organizations should exist to help writers, not to pin ribbons on the athletes they cover.
  7. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    I asked one guy how to join. He pointed to another guy, the immediate past president. I asked him and he told me who to e-mail.

    I was the one doing the approaching.
  8. joe king

    joe king Active Member

  9. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Like Groucho, I'd never join a club that would have me as a member.
  10. The PFWA definitely does not pick and choose who comes in. There are guidelines for membership (mostly dealing with who you work for), but it's nothing crazy at all. Go to the aforementioned link or check your black book for the number or email of your local chapter chairman. THey are happy to take anyone willing to pay the dues.
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    C'mon. Daniel Snyder would NEVER screw anyone over.
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