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Small Staff News Organization Membership

Your news organization may be small, but you still have many of the the same needs and requirements as large news organizations.  Get the big organization benefits you want and your staff enjoy all the benefits as individual journalist members.

Your investment in annual dues for Fourth Estate organizational membership depends on the size of your editorial news staff. For small-staff organizations:

  • 1-2 editorial news staff: $395/yr
  • 3-6 editorial news staff: $595/yr
  • 7-9 editorial news staff: $995/yr
Membership FAQs

Have questions about membership eligibility? Check out our online FAQs or contact our Membership team with your questions.

Call: 305 771 3000
Email: membership@fourthestate.co

Benefits for the News Organization

Your news organization gets the maximum value from Fourth Estate membership with exclusive, innovative and money saving benefits including:

Special Members-Only Resources:

  • Complimentary passes to select Fourth Estate organized and sponsored events;
  • Free and discounted premium web hosting for digital publishers from Scoop.Host;
  • No cost,enterprise grade, Cloudflare Project Galileo – DDoS Attack Prevention;
  • Exclusive perks and discount program offering travel and everyday savings ;
  • Free job postings and classifieds for member news organizations.

Recognition and Awards:

  • Attractive and striking news organization membership plaque;
  • Free and discounted Fourth Estate journalism award entries;
  • Publication and celebration member achievements through group communications;
  • Use the Fourth Estate member logo to emphasize your commitment to journalism excellence;
  • Listing in the Fourth Estate online member directory.

Participation and Networking:

  • Participate in important committees and working groups that will help lead, guide the Fourth Estate and the institution of journalism;
  • A direct connection to other members, peers, and industry partners through members-only online forums and platforms;
  • Professional networking opportunities, including future members-only events.

Professional Training and Development:

  • Preferred rates on future programs research, articles and more;
  • Invitations to members online events such as: webinars, webcasts, podcasts, special events and participation in member surveys;
  • Participation in cooperative programs with other national and international journalism organizations;
  • Support of Fourth Estate’s ongoing public service journalism mission, initiatives and free press advocacy.

Future Shareholder Equity Opportunities;

  • A future opportunity to become a Fourth Estate shareholder and enjoy all of benefits of being an equity holder in the development of an international organization that’s becoming a key player in journalism.

Benefits for your Editorial News Staff

Your news organization membership includes full journalist member benefits for your editorial staff, if the staffer leaves the organization, the news organization retains the membership:

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