Local Media Association has both corporate and regular memberships available to publishing companies with one or more newspapers. Local Media Association members may be dailies, weeklies, free or paid. Local Media Association members can cover suburban, urban or rural communities. Metro dailies are not eligible for membership. The news content of the member newspapers must be originated locally and be of general interest to the community for which the paper is published. Generally speaking, Local Media Association member newspapers are the dominant source of local news and local advertising in the communities that they serve.
Regular Membership dues are calculated based on a formula of .032 (i.e., just over 3 cents) multiplied by each unduplicated circulation copy. All mastheads published by that company within the same area will be counted for dues purposes. (Example: group of newspapers with 80,000 circulation: 80,000 x .032 = $2,560). The minimum cost for regular membership is $659; maximum cost is $4,395.
All dues will be pro-rated based on the month in which a new member first joins the association. Thereafter, all membership dues are renewable at the start of the new calendar year.