Membership

The Alabama Press Association offers three types of memberships: active, associate pubication, and associate business.

Members are welcome to attend all APA functions including our two annual conventions. Our Winter Convention is typically held in February and moves to different cities throughout the state. The Summer Convention is typically held in June at the beach.

The Alabama Press Association also distributes a monthly newsletter, AlaPressa, to all active and associate members. AlaPressa provides each member with an inside look at the current events in the newspaper world and information not readily available through other sources.

To apply for any class of membership, click on the links below to download an application and return it to APA.

Active Membership

Active membership is available to “newspapers of general circulation” that are issued daily, weekly, semi-weekly or tri-weekly in Alabama. Newspapers must have held a periodicals permit for one year and are published for the dissemination of news of general interest.

For more information or to begin the application process contact Chris McDaniel at 1-800-264-7043.

Associate Publication Membership

Newspapers that do not meet the requirements for active membership are eligible for our Associate Publication Membership.
This does not include online only publications.

Become a Member

Associate Business Membership

For businesses we have an Associate Business Membership. As an associate member of the Alabama Press Association, you will be invited to attend both of our annual conventions which provide an excellent opportunity to meet newspaper people and business people alike.

Become a Member

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Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205.871.7737
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