What is the AACL?

The Association of American Correspondents in London is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose members represent American news organizations with staff based in London. These include the leading American and Canadian newspapers, news magazines, wire services and television networks, representing a total of 41 groups with over 300 journalists

What does the AACL do?

The Association has been a forum for American journalists since 1919 and has had many established journalists as members over the years. These include the legendary CBS broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, a former past president.

How do I become a member?

To sign up your organisation as an AACL member please fill in the form attached and send it back to the Secretary/Treasurer at AACL, PO Box 645, Pinner, HA5 9JJ. The annual membership fees range from £200 – £300 depending on the number of members per organisation. Please note that ALL applications are subject to final approval by the AACL’s committee and that the organisation is the member NOT the individual person

If you are interested in signing up as a freelancer, the cost is £40 per year. You must already work for one of our member organisations to join the AACL in this capacity.

How do I get a press card and can the AACL help with this?

The AACL offers its members assistance in acquiring press cards from the Foreign Press Association. Here is how to apply for a press pass:

  1. Download a copy of the form here, fill in your details and remember to sign it.
  2. Send it back to the AACL Secretary, Monique Jessen for counter signing. Include a cheque for £40 made payable to the FPA and one passport-sized photo.
  3. The FPA will send you the press pass once it is ready. Any queries regarding payment or chasing up delivery should be discussed with Terry Page at the FPA.

NOTE: The FPA also accept photos sent via email. Please email Terry page on .

I have lost my press pass what do I do?

Fill in the press renewal form here and send it back to Monique Jessen as before for counter signing. Include a cheque for £40 made payable to the FPA and one passport sized photo.