Contributing to a healthy society by fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press.

Individual Membership

Together with our members we endeavor to contribute to healthy societies by fostering, supporting, and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press.

If journalism is important to you, align yourself by becoming a member of the Fourth Estate. By joining the Fourth Estate, you are engaging in and supporting  efforts to build a strong future for journalism.

Journalist Membership

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A journalist membership in the Fourth Estate makes a powerful statement and demonstrates your commitment to the highest standards of journalistic integrity and ethics.

Membership identifies you as a professional working journalist who is serious about the profession as well as purposeful about staying informed, educated and involved.   / More Info

Student Membership

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Student membership allows you to take advantage of the many benefits of Fourth Estate membership at discounted rates.

To qualify for student member rates, applicant must be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university.    / More Info

Academic Membership

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If you’re employed by an accredited college or university, and instruct, research or advise on journalism, media, or news for your institution’s curriculum, i.e. professors, deans, teaching assistants, you may apply for professional academic membership in the Fourth Estate.   / More Info

Consumer Membership

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A consumer membership in the Fourth Estate makes a powerful statement that demonstrates your commitment as someone serious about the vital role that journalism plays in healthy societies.   / More Info