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

Membership Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the Fourth Estate?

New members join the Fourth Estate online. Both individual and organizational memberships are available online.

Who can join the Fourth Estate?

Membership in the Fourth Estate is open to all individuals and organizations through a variety of membership categories.

Why should I join the Fourth Estate?

People and organizations join the Fourth Estate for many reasons. The Fourth Estate is journalism public benefit corporation with a mission to contribute to a healthy society by fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press.

In addition to our growing list of valuable member benefits and networking opportunities:

Journalists,  Academics and Students join the Fourth Estate to demonstrate serious commitment to the highest standards of journalistic integrity and ethics.  Fourth Estate Membership identifies them as a professionals who are serious about their profession.

Consumers join the Fourth Estate because they are serious about quality news and journalism and want to make a positive statement and support journalism in the public interest.

How much does Fourth Estate membership cost?

Annual membership dues are based on the type of membership and vary by country. Membership dues are based on a global tiered World Bank “fair pricing” policy for every country around the world.

When can I start using my membership benefits?

You may take advantage of your new membership the moment your membership is approved and you receive your membership number. Your membership number will be emailed (if address provided) to you upon acceptance.


Are my membership dues tax deductible?

You may be able to deduct membership dues as a business expense on your U.S. taxes.  Be sure to consult your tax advisor with any questions.

How can the Fourth Estate save me money?

The Fourth Estate offers members a growing list of valuable discounts. For many members, the investment of membership pays for itself through these savings.


Have questions? Contact our Membership team with your questions.
Call 305 771 3000 or Email [email protected]