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Educator Membership

An Educator 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 journalism educator who is serious about the profession as well as purposeful about staying informed, educated and involved.


The Benefits of an Educator Membership in the Fourth Estate

In addition to the satisfaction of supporting a growing public benefit organization committed to fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press, academic members receive a suite of valuable benefits:

  • Complimentary member ticket to the annual Journalism unConference.
  • Free personal website hosting from Scoop.Host.
  • Free and/or discounted journalism awards entry.
  • Access to future meetings and events.
  • Members only perks and discounts.
  • Career development/leadership and networking opportunities.
  • Free resume postings/classifieds.
  • Access to future workshops and training.
  • Fourth Estate membership card and certificate.
  • Use of Member of the Fourth Estate logos.
  • Support of public service journalism advocacy initiatives.
  • More great benefits and discounts coming.



Educator membership in the Fourth Estate is open to individuals employed by a high school, college or university, and involved in instructing and advising on news and/or journalism for your institution’s curriculum, i.e. teachers, professors, deans, teaching assistants.


Membership Dues
Fourth Estate educator membership is cost effective: $35-75. Membership dues vary by country and are based on a global tiered World Bank “fair pricing” policy for every country around the world.  Membership dues are not transferable or refundable.


Become an Educator Member of the Fourth Estate – here’s how:

Complete the online application process.


All applications submitted will be reviewed by the Fourth Estate’s membership committee or their designee to ensure eligibility.  Please anticipate a one week review period from the date of your member submission for the committee/designee to complete the decision making process. If you are denied academic membership you will receive a refund of dues paid.