Active: journalists currently working in print, broadcast or Web news media with at least six months experience in the New York area.
Associate: communications professionals who worked in news for at least five years, at least half that time in the New York area.
Affiliate: former news professionals who were in the field for less than five years or individuals who have no news media experience but who are currently working in public relations or communications.
Student: full-time students whose concentration is in journalism, media or the communication arts.
current members who have retired from day-to-day journalism and who wish to maintain an affiliation with the New York Press Club.