About TCA

  1. What is the TCA?
    The Television Critics Association, which was founded in 1979, represents about 250 journalists writing about television for print and online outlets in the United States and Canada.

  2. Can I join the TCA? 
    Membership in the Television Critics Association is open to full-time TV writers at newspapers, magazines, trade publications, news wire services, news syndicates, and text-based Internet news organizations.

    Applications are accepted twice a year. See Joining the Television Critics Association for more information.

  3. What is TCA press tour?
    The Television Critics Association exists to serve its membership of full-time TV critics, most of whom do not live near the entertainment capitals of Los Angeles and New York. The twice-yearly TCA press tour represents an unparalleled opportunity to gain access to the people who make television.The reporting our members do at press tour creates story material year-round as well as valuable face-to-face contacts with network executives, producers and actors.

    As such, we limit membership in the TCA to those journalists who can be served by this primary mission.