BWAA MEMBERSHIP LIST


MITCH ABRAMSON
CARLOS ACEVEDO
DAVE ANDERSON
TOM ARCHDEACON
BART BARRY
ADAM BERLIN
RON BORGES
BRIN-JONATHAN BUTLER
BRIAN CAMPBELL
RICHARD CLOUTIER
MIKE COPPINGER
CHRIS COZZONE
TOM CUSHMAN
TIM DAHLBERG
JAMES DOMBROWSKI
NATHAN DOMINITZ
TOM DONELSON
JAKE DONOVAN
BILL DWYRE
ROYCE FEOUR
BERNARD FERNANDEZ +
DOUG FISCHER
LYLE FITZSIMMONS
RICHARD FLETCHER
NORM FRAUENHEIM
THOMAS GERBASI
WILLIAM GILDEA
JERRY GLICK
IVAN GOLDMAN
TIM GRAHAM
MIKE GREENHILL
DAVID GREISMAN
LEE GROVES
MARCUS HENRY
JACK HIRSCH
MICHAEL HIRSLEY
STAN HOCHMAN
MATTHEW HURLEY
MICHAEL INDRI
KEVIN IOLE
JERRY IZENBERG +
JIM JENKINS
RONAN KEENAN
PATRICK KEHOE
ZACH LEVIN
JEFF MacGREGOR
CHRIS MANNIX
RYAN MAQUINANA
GORDON MARINO
WALLACE MATTHEWS +
JOE MAXSE
GUNNAR MEINHARDT
KIERAN MULVANEY
BOB MUTTER
DENIS NOLAN
JACK OBERMAYER
ANTHONY CARTER PAIGE +
SANTOS A. PEREZ
ADAM POLLACK
JASON PRIBILA
LANCE PUGMIRE
DAN RAFAEL
ERIC RASKIN
RICK REENO
JOE REIN
MATT RICHARDSON
CHRIS ROCHE
CLIFFORD L. ROLD II
MICHAEL ROSENTHAL
RON ROSS
CARLO ROTELLA
RUSTY RUBIN
LUDO SAENZ
KENNETH SAM-BOUHAIRIE
ROBERTO SANTIAGO
JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO
LEM SATTERFIELD
JOHN SCHULIAN
ED SCHUYLER, JR. +
JAY SEARCY
RYAN SONGALIA
DON STEINBERG
THOMAS K. STEWART
TIM STRUBY
MICHAEL SWANN
STEPHEN TOBEY
SPRINGS TOLEDO
PAUL UPHAM
CONSTANTINO VILORIA
GENE WANG
DAVID WEINBERG
GEORGE WILLIS
PETER WOOD
MICHAEL J. WOODS

AUXILIARY MEMBERS

ISMAEL ABDU SALAAM
STEVE ACUNTO
MANOUK AKOPYAN
MICHAEL AMAKOR
JIM AMATO
GINA ANDRIOLO
TEDDY BLACKBURN
STEVE BRENER
BILL CAPLAN
ALDEN CHODASH
PATTI DREIFUSS
STEVE FARHOOD
JASON GONZALEZ
BOB GOODMAN
MARGARET GOODMAN
THOMAS HAUSER
JEFF JULIAN
TOM KENVILLE
ANDREW LAPACHET
RAYMOND MARKARIAN
RICH MAROTTA
ROBERT MLADINICH
GAUTHAM NAGESH
PETER NELSON
DECLAN O'KELLY
STEPHEN ROCHE
DANNY SERRATELLI
SEAN SULLIVAN
AARON TALLENT
PABLO TORRE
BOB TRIEGER

+ Lifetime membership

JOINING
THE BWAA

The Boxing Writers Association of America's purpose is to foster the highest professional and ethical standards in boxing journalism, print and electronic, and to promote better working conditions for those who cover the sport. Qualified writers interested in joining are encouraged to answer the questionnaire below and send answers with requested story links to Cliff Rold at roldboxing@hotmail.com.

The BWAA is an organization of professional journalists. We're not for hobbyists and passionate fans, even those who have found online outlets that are willing to run their writing. A significant number of applicants are not accepted for membership. This is not a matter of personalities. It reflects the same need for standards that is maintained by other professional writers' organizations, such as the Baseball Writers Association of America.

The seven-member BWAA committee that votes on membership applications requires all applicants to show a substantial body of work relating to boxing. We look for articles that are full journalistic work; not short fight reports, lists, personal analyses, or Q&A pieces. The act of writing a hundred pieces about boxing does not necessarily qualify an applicant for membership.

Qualified applicants fit into two categories: full and "auxiliary" membership. Full members have privileges including voting in BWAA elections and voting for nominees to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Auxiliary members are those who have achieved a certain level of accomplishment but have not yet amassed a body of work in terms of quality and quantity that warrants full voting privileges. An auxiliary member can apply for reconsideration of his or her classification after writing more extensively. In the past, the BWAA granted auxiliary membership to some non-writers affiliated with the sport, but that policy has changed. Journnalistic writing (not editing, video, radio, etc.) is a prerequisite.  

If you would like to apply, please answer the following questions in your e-mail:

(1) For whom do you write about boxing? You can include print and online journalism as well as books.

(2) How long have you been writing about boxing?

(3) Approximately how many by-lined articles have you written about boxing?

(4) How often, if at all, do you cover fights live at ringside?

(5) What is your “day” job?

(6) Have any of your fight-related expenses (for example, hotel and travel) been subsidized by a promoter, sanctioning body, manager, or other member of the boxing community other than a publication that you have written for? If the answer is "yes," please explain.

(7) Are there any current BWAA members whom you can list as references; and if so, whom?

(8) Are there any other factors that should be weighed in considering your application?

(9) Also, if you wish to apply, please submit links to a half-dozen recent articles about boxing that you’re proud of having written. These links should represent your best work.


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