29 September 2016: PayPal / Facebook
may now be used to pay for memberships and entries to the annual awards competiton.
We are excited to announce that the Chess Journalists of America now has its own PayPal account. The account can be accessed via the Join CJA page - http://chessjournalism.org/join.htm . The account can be used to purchase membership into the CJA or for entries into the Chess Journalists of America's Awards.
The President would especially like to thank Webmaster, J. Franklin Campbell and Secretary/Treasurer Stan Booz for their help with setting up the PayPal account.
-- Joshua Anderson, CJA President
CJA has a Facebook page. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/chessjournalistsofamerica/
10 September 2016: Update to Membership List
Since the Membership List is only published occasionally on this web site it was decided to add a new web page with recent updates to the members list (new members, updated information such as renewal date). The first addendum is now available. If you have recently joined or renewed your membership you can now confirm that your information is correct.
See: Membership List Addendum. -- Webmaster
7 August 2016: New Officers Elected at Annual Meeting
Two new officers were elected at the recent CJA Members' meeting at Indianapolis:
Vice President: Mark Capron
Journal Editor: John Hartmann
Also, a little birdie wispered to me that Al Lawrence took some photos of the meeting. Hopefully we'll have some photos and other information from the meeting published here soon. -- Webmaster
5 August 2016: Winners in the Annual CJA Awards Program Announced
CJA President and Chief Judge of the annual CJA journalism awards program announced the winners in the 2016 competition today during the annual CJA members meeting at the U. S. Open Chess Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana. Congratulations to Al Lawrence on being named the Chess Journalist of the Year! To see all the winners go to Awards.
13 July 2016: Judges for the Annual CJA Awards Program
The judges for the Annual CJA Awards Program have been announced. The list of judges along with photos and short descriptions of some can be seen on the Judges (2016) web page. This is a work in progress, so additional entries will be added as they become available.
8 July 2016: USCF Delegates Call available, CJA Meeting Set for 2:00pm Friday August 5
The 2016 USCF Delegates Call document is now available on-line at: http://www.uschess.org/docs/gov/reports/2016_Delegates_Call.pdf
The annual CJA member meeting is scheduled for Friday August 5, 2016 2:00-3:00pm. The meeting room will be posted in the hotel where the U. S. Open Chess Championship is being held (Marriott Indianapolis East in Indianapolis, Indiana). The last page of the Delegates Call document lists the date/time of all the workshop meetings and some other activities ...just scroll to the bottom of that document or click here to view just the workshop schedule page.
24 June 2016: Nominating Statements for CJA Chess Journalist of the Year Award
To read the nominating statements for the three entries for Chess Journalist of the Year go to 2016 CJOY Statements.
21 June 2016: List of Entries Received for Annual CJA Chess Journalism Awards now available
For a complete listing of all entries received for the annual CJA awards program go to 2016 Entries Received list. If you sent an entry and it is not listed here, please notify the Awards Chairman. See the 2016 Awards Program Announcement for the email address.
14 June 2016: Deadline for Annual CJA Chess Journalism Awards
The deadline for entries to the annual CJA Awards competition is here. Send your entries in by midnight June 15th. For full information see 2016 Awards Program Announcement.