Join with America's Newspapers!


For information about becoming a member of America’s Newspapers, contact Paulette Sheffield, membership and operations director, at 847-282-9850, ext. 101 or

Publication Members:

Voting membership is available to print and digital publications that contain a minimum of 25% original news and content of general public interest and created by professional editorial staffs, that are distributed at least weekly, and marketed through subscriptions, sponsorships or advertising. 

Dues for publication members are based on paid subscribers (total print and digital paid subscribers). 

Dues are billed annually, and payment is due Jan. 1.  Discounts are available to corporate groups.

Paid Subscribers Annual Dues
Under 7,500 $250
7,500-10,000 $500
10,000-20,000 $750
20,000-30,000 $1,000
30,000-50,000 $1,500
50,000-100,000 $2,000
More than 100,000    $2,500

Discounts are available to newspaper groups.

Associate Members

Voting membership is available to companies that provide products or services to newspapers. This includes journalism schools.

Dues (except for journalism schools) are based on the number of employees. Dues are billed annually, and payment is due Jan. 1. 

# of Employees
Annual Dues
1 employee $300
2-9 employees $500
10-24 employees    $750
25+ employees    $1,000
Journalism Schools $50


Non-voting membership is available to retired industry executives.

Member Type
Annual Dues
Emeritus $50

All memberships are subject to review and approval by America's Newspapers.  America's Newspapers reserves the right to modify membership guidelines, rates or requirements at its discretion.


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