News Media Membership

News Media Membership

News/Media Alliance members represent news media organizations in the U.S. and around the world – dailies and weeklies, community-based and nationally focused, in large cities or small towns – that share a quality and continuity in their product. Eligibility standards are established by the News/Media Alliance Board of Directors.

News/Media Alliance fosters strength and unity in the industry through the “Group Membership” provision, also set forth by the News/Media Alliance Board of Directors.


Any print and/or digital news organization with a dedicated professional editorial staff that creates and distributes original news and related content concerning local, national, or international matters of public interest on at least a weekly basis, and that is commercially marketed through subscriptions, advertising, and/or sponsorship, shall be eligible to be a Voting Member; provided that if such content is distributed without any form of paid subscription then at least a minimum of 25% of the editorial content must consist of current news and related content. Any newspaper or digital-only news organization satisfying the requirements above that is commonly owned by a Voting Member must also be a Voting Member of the Association.

For general membership questions or for more information about becoming a News Media member of the News/Media Alliance, email


The News/Media Alliance protects your business interests. The organization serves as a powerful, collective voice on the industry’s behalf in Washington, fighting for – or against – legislation and regulations that have an impact on your bottom line. We provide governmental agencies and Congress with a sophisticated, contemporary view of the media landscape that helps inform debate and decisions on a wide range of issues, including postal rates and rules reform, advertising matters, copyright protection, online privacy, and much more.

The News/Media Alliance helps grow your business. Our organization maintains a dialogue with the industry’s key audiences. We regularly communicate the news media value story to advertisers, the business and trade media, Wall Street and consumers. We coordinate executive-level meetings with thought leaders inside and outside the industry on critical issues such as paid content, intellectual property, classified advertising and new business models.

The News/Media Alliance is a critical resource. The organization serves as an ongoing resource for the robust exchange of information and ideas through the following resources: Our website is a comprehensive repository of industry trends, data, and research that highlight news media brands’ unique strengths and positioning. The members-only area provides advertising support materials and case studies on innovative strategies and success stories, and an ABC resource center to help guide news media organizations through changes in rules and reporting formats.

Webinars and online education: News/Media Alliance offers webinars featuring in-house and external industry experts to share innovation and success stories for generating revenue and growing audience. Past webinars are archived and available to members.

E-newsletters: News/Media Alliance keeps members informed through our e-newsletters – including dailyXchange and newsXchange – containing news, perspectives and innovative insights from the industry, for the industry.

Exclusive Discounts

Hertz Member Discount: News Media Alliance members can save up to 20% when they use the discount code CDP# 6308 for their Hertz car rental reservation. Members can also enjoy a first year, fee-waived membership to Hertz Gold Plus Rewards®.