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Considering membership in the NYPA? We’d love to have you join us.

Your fellow members – representing more than 800 newspapers published in New York – appreciate the networking opportunities provided by New York’s dynamic, growing community newspaper industry. Your first step is to contact Richard Hotaling at 518-464-6483 or via email at rkhot@nycap.rr.com.

Membership Options & Criteria:

NYPA offers three membership options: voting (newspaper) membership; non-voting (digital news site only – no print product) or affiliate (vendor) membership. Membership applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors four times annually, in April, June, September, and November.

 

Voting Membership is extended to print newspapers published in the State of New York, ordinarily published no less than once per month, printed on paper in an acceptable newspaper format, including not less than 25% locally generated news/editorial content. The publication must also maintain a known office open to the public where business of the publication is transacted during normal business hours. Regular membership entitles the member to one vote. A chain or group of newspapers published from one plant or under one ownership is entitled to one vote. Click here to download the membership application form.

 

Non Voting Membership is extended to digital only news sites.  Digital-only members must publish an online newspaper regularly and consecutively for two years prior to applying for membership in NYPA.

The active online newspaper must be published using recognized standards of professional journalism.  The content must be revised on a regular basis not less than once per week.  The online newspaper shall bear a fixed title containing date lines.

The active online newspaper must be principally devoted to the dissemination of original local or general news and other editorial content (not less than 50% of total content).  Of news/editorial content, a majority shall be local content or locally generated.  The publication must  maintain a known office open to the public where business of the news site is transacted during normal business hours. Click here to download the membership application form.

Click here to see the Dues Schedule.

 

Affiliate Membership is extended to authorized representatives of firms interested in providing products or services to newspapers in New York. Affiliate members are non-voting members. Click here to download the affiliate membership application form.