Member Benefits

Members of the News Leaders Association enjoy a range of benefits. Here are some of the many reasons to join NLA: 


  • Members can network with one another through various events and have full access to NLA's membership directory.
  • Members can connect and share ideas with the nation's news leaders by joining the members-only Facebook group, "ASNE Newsroom Leadership."

Discounts and Access

  • Members enjoy discounted registration rates for the annual ASNE-APME convention and regional conferences
  • Members can ask legal questions to ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin Goldberg through the ASNE Legal Hotline service, available via both Facebook and email. 
  • Members can advertise job openings through the NLA Job Board at no additional cost.
  • Members can share news about their promotions, career changes, accomplishments in the journalism industry and more, as well as submit news about other people. 
  • Members and their staff have free and discounted access to NLA webinars, the easiest and most cost-effective way to stay abreast of industry trends.
  • Members have access to NLA’s extensive online archive of reports and journalism studies.

Free advertising

  • NLA members can advertise journalism programs and/or services in the weekly email newsletter that reaches a wide range of audiences. Learn more.

How NLA can help you do a better job as a leader in the newsroom, the classroom. and in your community: 

  • We sponsor the national Sunshine Week every March to promote open government and freedom of information. 
  • We vigorously promote First Amendment values by lobbying Congress and the executive branch on Freedom of Information issues.
  • We support diversity and leadership in the news industry by training emerging news leaders from diverse backgrounds at our Emerging Leaders Institute. We will host at least four sessions in 2019. 
  • We promote newsroom diversity through our Newsroom Diversity Survey, continuing work pioneered by ASNE in 1978.
  • We host regional conferences to help members become stronger journalists and leaders, with partners that include The University of Maryland-College Park, The University of Texas at Austin, Investigative Reporters & Editors and The Poynter Institute. Topics include digital leadership, cybersecurity and leading investigative projects.
  • The annual NLA awards competition recognizes cross-platform journalistic excellence in the digital age.

Click here to join NLA today. To renew your current membership, please sign in here and click on "Membership Renewal" in the left-hand column.