Our Members

News Media for Open Government helps support the work of member organizations promoting open government policies. Members include:

ASNE logo The American Society of News Editors is a nonprofit organization founded in 1922. It has a nationwide membership of approximately 800 persons who hold positions as directing editors of daily newspapers throughout the United States, with members recently being added in Canada and other countries in the Americas. The purposes of the Society include assisting journalists and providing an unfettered and effective press in the service of the American people. For more information, see www.asne.org and @NewsEditors.
AP logo As the largest and oldest news organization in the world, the The Associated Press is considered the backbone of the world’s information system. AP serves thousands of daily newspaper, radio, television and online customers through which it provides news, photos, graphics, audio and video for more than one billion people each day. AP’s mission is to be the essential global news network, providing distinctive news services of the highest quality, reliability and objectivity with reports that are accurate, balanced and informed. For more information, see www.ap.org or on Twitter at @AP (for news) and @AP_CorpComm (for info on AP journalists & legal efforts).
AAN logo The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) (formerly the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies) is the not-for-profit trade association for alternative newsmedia in North America, including weekly papers like the Austin Chronicle, Chicago Reader and The Village Voice. AAN publications provide an editorial alternative to the mainstream press through provocative writing and point-of-view reporting. AAN members have a total weekly circulation of more than 7 million and a reach of 17 million readers. For more information, see www.aan.org and @AltWeeklies.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the nation’s radio and television broadcasters. As the premier trade association for broadcasters, NAB advances the interests of our members in federal government, industry and public affairs; improves the quality and profitability of broadcasting; encourages content and technology innovation; and spotlights the important and unique ways stations serve their communities. NAB delivers value to our members through advocacy, education and innovation. For more, visit nab.org
NNA logo Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association (NNA) is the national voice of community newspapers. NNA represents owners, publishers, and editors of America’s community newspapers, and with 2,500 newspaper members it is the largest newspaper association in the United States. The association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance America’s community newspapers. For more information, see www.nnaweb.org and @nnaonline.
The News Media Alliance (formerly Newspaper Association of America) represents nearly 2,000 diverse news organizations in the United States and Canada—from the largest news groups and international outlets to hyperlocal news sources, from digital-only and digital-first to print news—we represent all news media content creators. News Media Alliance members are known for highly-engaged audiences, quality journalism products and sophisticated digital services.. For more information, see www.newsmediaalliance.org.
ONA logo The Online News Association is the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, developers, photographers, educators, students and others who produce news for and support digital delivery systems. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards. For more information, see journalists.org, @ONA, and the ONA Issues Tumblr.
RTDNA logo The Radio Television Digital News Association is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, its purpose is to set standards of news gathering and reporting. For more information, see www.rtdna.org and @RTDNA.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was created in 1970 at a time when the nation’s news media faced a wave of government subpoenas asking reporters to name confidential sources. Ever since then, the committee’s primary mission is to serve working journalists – 2,000 of them every year. And since its founding, no reporter has ever paid for the committee’s help in defending First Amendment rights. For more information, see www.rcfp.org and @rcfp.
SPJ logo The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry, works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists, and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information, see www.spj.org and @spj_tweets.