The Association of Professional Citizen Journalists, Bloggers and Podcasters (APCJ) is accepting new members. When you join, your membership will connect you with other citizen journalists around the world who are blogging and podcasting on a variety of subjects. You’ll also receive the ability to go through any of our training videos and lessons as well as be invited to attend special online training sessions exclusively for APCJ members.

Our membership process takes about 5 minutes of your time and within a few days, we’ll go through an application with you to add your online presence to our directory. If we receive many members at the same time, it might take a bit longer, but please feel free to send an email to us if you don’t get your application form for the listing.

Below, you’ll find information about being a member, our guidelines and the membership fee. If you have additional questions after reading this, please feel free to email us at and we’ll get back wit you asap.

Welcome to the world of Citizen Journalists!


As a member of APCJ, you’ll immediately be able to access our training library including tutorial videos and eBooks. You’ll so get special invitations to online live training classes on a variety of subjects exclusively for APCJ members.

In addition, you’ll be:

  • Listed in our Directory
  • Be sent a badge with the APCJ logo to put on your website
  • A beautiful certificate with your APCJ number suitable for framing (downloadable)
  • Entry into our online yearly Awards
  • Special offerings on training sessions not offered anywhere else but through APCJ


To qualify as a member of APCJ, you must be interested in becoming a Citizen Journalist, supporting Citizen Journalism or currently have a blog or podcast. It is not necessary to actually have a website as we are not only a professional association, but we are also an association training citizen journalists. Therefore, we offer our membership to everyone with the exception of sites with adult content*.

Your blog can be in any language although English is the preferred choice.

*We DO NOT accept adult content in our Directory and do not provide badges to sites with adult content.


Membership is billed monthly and is just $5 per month automated through PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account, don’t worry. There is a link at the bottom of the form you can add your payment information which will begin your membership.

Upon submission of the Membership fee, you’ll automatically be sent access to our Member’s Only area which will be sent to your email.

You’ll also receive your free copy of The Citizen Journalists Handbook which is a very valuable eBook you’ll want to study and refer to.