Welcome to UniversalJournal.org, the official site of The Association of Young Journalists and Writers. Aimed to give real world experience and to open job opportunities for the journalists of tomorrow, the non-profit organization provides a vast number of opportunities, resources, awards, and other beneficial tools for the starting journalist. You may start your visit by checking out some of the links to the left or scroll down for a complete list of what this site has to offer.
Get Published - Have your articles, essays, poems, or any other writing posted in our vast library of writing available for over 6,000 newspapers and magazines to parse, buy, and publish.
Read Articles - Read fascinating articles, essays, and other writings by aspiring journalists in the fields of Politics, Science, Technology, Business, Travel, Life/People, Health, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Law, Literature, and Sports.
Submit Your Writing - Use our online word proccesor to type up and work on your writing while surrounded by links and tips to improve your writing as you go. However, if you prefer to work on your own system, you can copy/paste your work into our entry to submit it.
Find Media - Search our extensive database of media throughout the United States and Canada, giving you not only the locations of media but also their websites. The directory contains over 6,000 listings, consisting of newspapers, magazines, radio, tv, and online media.
Colleges With Journalism Programs - View our directory of colleges throughout the United States that offer journalism studies.
The Association of Young Journalists and Writers is a non-profit organization with its mission as promoting reading, writing, journalism, and serving the community. Since the association went online, it sought to materialize its mission by helping young writers and journalists get published in the media. The writer submits his or her writing to the website and upon approval will be added to the website. This writing will then be available for newspapers, magazines, publishers and other media to be able to peruse. And then the publications would be able to buy these pieces from their respective authors for publication. And of course our extensive library of articles is available for other writers to read and learn from.
The organization was established as the The Association of Young Journalists under Section 402 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law as a successor to the Forum of Young Journalists, which was created in 1981. The association was incorporated by the State of New York in Albany, NY and obtained a license from the Department of Education of the same state. From the very beginning the association was a nationwide organization spanning all 50 states. Soon after its introduction, the association added the term And Writers, to include all people that write because the association believes that writing is an important prerequisite for both understanding journalism and for real world activities. By broadening its reach, the association is now able to accomplish its mission for even more people worldwide. The Association of Young Journalists and Writers is proud to be a multinational organization.
AYJW promotes young journalists' and writers’ rights, helps its members get published without any fees, attract sponsors, who cover the association’s expenses and pay for prizes for best writings, give chances to members to exchange their views and ideas, helps members find jobs in media, etc. Another one of our goals is promoting more minorities to journalism and quality writing and we look forward to our sponsors to establish special scholarships for this purpose. With membership growing quickly the The Association of Young Journalists and Writers look forward to continue to be the organization of writers for writers. To become a member of AYJW please refer to the membership page and sign up now for free.
The association maintains lots more than just writing related material on the website. The organization continues adding more features to the website to provide a both useful and fun experience in writing to its members and non members. The organization maintains media and college directories for students and job seekers to have information for their needs. Members can post and read classifieds and resumes for free. You will find many other interesting things including games, interesting ads, and prizes.
Perhaps one of the greatest things AYJW does for its writers and journalists is offer prizes for their commitment and achievement. With over $15,000 in prizes, the association can promote writing and influence people to write more. Learn more about the great prizes offered