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The Newspaper Association of America is a nonprofit organization representing 2,000 newspapers and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and Canada. When you become a member of NAA, you join the most well-informed and well-connected community for newspaper professionals.

NAA focuses its work on areas that have the most bottom-line impact for our members: influencing public policy, helping the industry grow advertising revenue and audience, and communicating to external constituencies the story of our industry’s transformation. Your membership is an important strategic investment in our medium’s future amid an evolving media landscape.

Overview of NAA Membership Types

Newspaper Membership

NAA members represent newspapers 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. Through standards set by the NAA Board of Directors, member newspapers are published at least one time per week, bear a 25 percent editorial content of both local and general interest and carry a minimum of 70 percent paid circulation.

NAA fosters strength and unity in the industry through the "Group Membership" provision, also set forth by the NAA Board of Directors, whereby two or more qualifying newspapers under common ownership are required to join as a group.

Find out more about the benefits of newspaper membership  

For more information about becoming a newspaper member, e-mail membsvc@naa.org or call (844) 656-4622.

Associate Membership

Associate Members are the suppliers, vendors and consultants to the newspaper industry. The products and services that these companies and individuals provide to newspaper media companies are an important part of the current operation and future profitability of the industry. With the major shifts in the structure, operations and priorities of newspaper companies, NAA’s Associate member benefits suite provides even more year round value.  

Find out more about the benefits of associate membership

Download the Associate Membership Application

Academic Membership

An Academic Membership in the Newspaper Association of America supports your studies and your career in newspapers. Become a part of the leading professional society for newspaper professionals, and network with the industry’s top executives who share your interest in newspapers and their digital transformation.

Find out more about the benefits of academic membership

Download the Academic Membership Application