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.
Corporate memberships are held by the parent company and all suburban and community newspaper mastheads published by that company regardless of their geographic location or total circulation will be considered Local Media Association members.
Local Media Association’s annual Corporate Membership dues are based on total circulation:
- Tier 1: Corporate members with a total circulation of 275,000 or less: $8,395
- Tier 2: Corporate members with a total circulation between 275,001 and 775,000: $9,395
- Tier 3: Corporate members with a total circulation of 775,001 or more: $11,595
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.