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The Wisconsin Newspaper Association offers several membership opportunities to both newspapers and related industry businesses. By becoming a member, you and your business will have access to educational opportunities, legal resources, legislative advocacy and more.

WNA membership requirements, benefits and dues are determined by the WNA Board of Directors.

Membership Categories

For more information on membership levels, contact WNA Director of Membership & Communications Julia Hunter.


Business Member

Eligibility:
Any individual, partnership, corporation, or other form of enterprise engaged in newspaper publishing in Wisconsin may become a Business Member.

Qualification Standards:

*Assistance will be provided by the WNA for newspapers lacking the technology to upload digital pages.

Benefits of Membership:

To establish first-year dues:

Base Fees: Weeklies: $100
Dailies: $300 (under 10,000 circulation); $500 (circulation over 10,000)
Per copy charge: No charge for papers under 1,000
$.08 per copy for papers over 1,000

Changes to subsequent annual dues are determined by the WNA Board of Directors.

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Associate Business Member

Eligibility:
Any individual, partnership, corporation or other enterprise allied to or with an interest in the newspaper publishing industry or other form of enterprise engaged in publishing a newspaper including trade journals, free newspapers or an online-only news website is eligible to become an Associate Business Member.

Qualification Standards:

Benefits of Membership:

Dues:

Base Fees: Weeklies: $100
Dailies: $300 (under 10,000 circulation); $500 (circulation over 10,000)
Per copy charge: No charge for papers under 1,000
$.08 per copy for papers over 1,000

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Individual Member

Eligibility:
Any person not actively engaged in the publishing industry but who has formerly been so engaged or who is interested in the welfare of the publishing industry in the state of Wisconsin may become an Individual Affiliate Member upon written application, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, and upon payment of membership dues as determined by the Board of Directors.

Benefits of Membership:

To establish first-year dues:

Base Fees: Weeklies: $200
Dailies: $400 (under 10,000 circulation); $800 (circulation over 10,000)

Changes to subsequent annual dues are determined by the WNA Board of Directors.

Online-only news Web site: $400.

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Honorary Member

Eligibility:
Honorary Membership may be awarded to newspaper men and women and other people who have performed distinguished service for the press or for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.  The Board of Directors shall grant Honorary Membership, the highest recognition of the distinguished service the Wisconsin Newspaper Association can confer.

Qualification Standards:

Benefits of Membership:

Dues:
No dues required

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Emeritus Member

Eligibility:
Emeritus Membership shall be awarded to any publisher or executive employee who has been the representative of a Business Member newspaper in WNA and who:

(1)  Has retired from active full-time employment in the newspaper industry, and
(2) Emeritus Members are not required to pay dues. Other special benefits of Emeritus Membership may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Qualification Standards:

Benefits of Membership:

Dues:
No dues required

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Campus Newspaper

Eligibility:
Papers shall be at UW System, private college and Technical College campuses; Papers shall be regularly published and officially linked to relevant academic programs and/or be registered student organizations; Papers shall be encouraged to participate in the WNA internship program; Papers shall receive the benefits of members and may participate as such in WNA annual meetings, training and other programs, some of which may be tailored to campus paper needs.

Qualification Standards:

Benefits of Membership:

Dues:
No dues required

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