Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question you feel should be listed and answered here, please click here: “Submit your question” Who can become a member of the FCJ? Any editorial staff member of a printed or online community or local newspaper and magazine in South Africa...

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The Forum of Community Journalists’ main object is to promote the interest of and nurture excellence in printed community journalism through a national programme of diversity, development and growth. The FCJ will strive to deepen its credibility among all...

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A “community journalist” means any journalist employed in an editorial function – including but not limited to editors, sub-editors and photographers – at a South African community newspaper published to serve the interest of a specific...

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The Forum of Community Journalists’ main business is to represent, promote and express the interests of all journalists employed on a permanent or freelance basis at any regional community newspaper in South Africa.

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A “community newspaper” means any printed, tabloid or broadsheet newspaper carrying local and community news and advertising including but not limited to urban, weekly, provincial, regional, niche or local community newspapers whether sold or free.