What in Heck is NASJA? And Why Should I Care?
The quick answer?NASJA is the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.
NASJA is an association for snowsports writers, authors, bloggers, broadcasters videographers, photographers and industry professionals.
If you fall into any of those categories, you should care about NASJA. Why? Because, especially if you’re freelance or independent, NASJA will open doors, provide connections and lead you down ski slopes of which you’ve never dreamed.
I know, because two years ago, I joined NASJA. I had no idea what to expect, but since I wanted to establish my name and Brave Ski Mom brand in world of snowsports journalism, I figured it couldn’t hurt.
It hasn’t hurt. In fact, NASJA has helped me plenty. I’ve traveled to resorts, that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’ve made face-to-face contacts throughout the ski and snowboard industry, that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’ve met veteran journalists and learned from them. Along the way, I hope that I’ve opened their eyes to possibilities of blogging.
For me, joining NASJA helped establish credibility (there are minimum credentials that you must show) and built my résumé.
If you have any questions about NASJA, about whether it might benefit you, please let me know! I’m happy to share my experience with you.
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