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

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.

Click here to view Active Membership benefits.

For more information or to begin the application process contact Jaclyn Langan 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.

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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.

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Associate Publication (Magazine) Membership

For profit magazines containing articles of general interest printed and published at least quarterly.

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Birmingham, AL 35244
Phone: 205.871.7737
Fax: 205.871.7740