Membership and Dues Schedule

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.


Working Press

Currently working in a full-time or freelance capacity for established news mediuma. Creators of distinguished works of journalism. 

Resident: $50.00 per year

The requirement is full-time or freelance employment in repoorting, preparing or supervising the preparation of news.

Non- US Resident: $25.00 per year

Retired: $50.00 per year

Associate Member: $50.00 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: $ 50.00 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, also Diplomatic Service or other governmental officials whose association with the IPCC will advance its objectives.

Student Member: $15.00 per year

Students of journalism or related discipline, under 25 years of age.

Governmental and Military Member: $35.00 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 includes recognized and regularly established news agencies, newspapers, press syndicates, broadcasting or television networks or stations,which maintain regular and independent news and/or feature coverage. It does not include promotional publications.

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IPCC Membership Application


University / College Membership Application


Special note:  Checks should be made payable to "International Press Club of Chicago"