Membership dues

As an NLA member, you help support the news industry's efforts around leadership, diversity, training and more. Members are part of a vital network of news leaders with shared values and challenges. 

 All dues are annual unless otherwise noted.

Professional $150
available to those who receive a majority of their income from or spend the majority of their work time involved in journalist work.*
Emerging Leaders Professional $75
available to journalists with five or fewer years of experience in a leadership role.
Newsroom Membership Package $1,250
includes ten Professional memberships.**
Corporate Membership Package $1,500
Includes ten Professional memberships and a Bronze-level sponsorship of an event.**
Academic Membership Package $1,000
includes ten Professional memberships.***
Student $25
available to enrolled students who intend to pursue a career in journalism; also available to recent graduates who have yet to obtain their first job.
Retired $75
available to persons aged 62 and over who have previously worked full time or part time as a journalist.
Lifetime $3,000
one-time payment, non-refundable; available to journalists with at least 10 years of professional experience who anticipate being full professional journalists for their careers and into retirement.

*‚ÄčThis category includes professional and academic duties for newspapers, wire services, radio stations or networks, television stations or networks, cable outlets, digital-only news organizations, news start-ups, magazines, other bona-fide news organizations or educational institutions. Accepted journalistic work includes reporting, writing, editing, multimedia editing and producing (photo, video & audio), technical development, anchoring, producing, directing, research, design, teaching journalism and other functions that have direct impact on the gathering or presentation of the news. Professional membership is also available to journalists who are currently between jobs, including those who are freelancing. (Those who were already full members would continue in that status.) Professional membership is also available to executives involved in the hiring of journalists involved in the news gathering process.

**Please contact our office at if you have any questions about our group membership packages.

Previous ASNE/AOJ and APME members were transitioned to their appropriate corresponding NLA membership tier. When their current membership expires, they will be renewed at their new NLA tier.

For more information, contact NLA at