The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, and unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business.
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia is a 501c (6) organization representing nearly 100 alternative news media companies in North America. AAN aims to increase member success through several initiatives while utilizing advocacy and education to strengthen alternative journalism. With focuses on attributes such as local news, social differences, and narrative journalism, AAN member publications reach millions of adults through print and online platforms.
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media’s membership includes more than 500 magazine media brands that span a vast range of genres across print, digital, mobile, and video media. Our members inform, inspire and entertain more than 90 percent of all U.S. adults through the print and digital magazine titles they trust and value most. MPA educates policymakers and advocates for the magazine media industry’s efforts to provide professionally researched and edited content across multiple channels.
The National Association of Broadcasters represents radio and television broadcasters throughout the nation. As the leading trade association for broadcasters, NAB promotes the interests of its members in public policy, industry, and federal government. NAB aims to improve broadcasting quality and profitability, support the innovation of content and technology, and highlight the significant contributions of stations to their communities.
The National Newspaper Association protects, promotes, and enhances the community newspapers of America. NMA actively defends community newspapers through governmental relations programs targeting the issues those newspapers face. Furthermore, NMA advocates the value of community newspapers to policy officials and advertisers through education. The association additionally assists such newspapers by offering information, solutions, and strategies in regard to the issues impacting their businesses.
News Leaders Association empowers journalists at all levels with the training, support, and networks they need to lead and transform diverse, sustainable newsrooms. Formed through the merger of the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors, NLA advances the cause of quality professional journalism. Key focuses of NLA include the First Amendment, leadership, and diversity.
News Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing more than 2,000 news organizations and their multi-platform businesses in the United States and globally. Alliance members include print, digital and mobile publishers of original news content. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on ensuring the future of news media through communication, research, advocacy, and innovation.
The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization that embraces technology, journalism, and innovation. As the largest digital journalism association, ONA works to inspire and promote skill and innovation in its members. ONA focuses on developing strategies for new technologies, building leadership, increasing culture and diversity in the newsrooms, sharing strong audience engagement practices, discovering new revenue and business models, and unique news storytelling.
The Radio Television Digital News Association is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to broadcast and digital journalism. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA’s mission is to promote and protect responsible journalism. RTDNA defends the First Amendment rights of electronic journalists throughout the country, honors outstanding work in the profession through the Edward R. Murrow Awards and provides members with training to encourage ethical standards, newsroom leadership and industry innovation.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press protects the rights of journalists and the First Amendment through pro bono legal representation for people like reporters and editors. From providing pre-publication legal services to submitting amicus briefs in court cases, the Reporters Committee is an advocate for news and transparency organizations. As such, the Reporters Committee works to defend open government and the First Amendment to ensure journalists can continue to relay relevant and reliable news to the public.
The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to promoting the free practice of journalism and strong ethical behavior. The mission of SPJ is to perpetuate free press as the basis of America’s liberty and democracy. As the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization with over 6,000 members, SPJ protects the First Amendment through advocacy while also encouraging and educating journalists through professional development.