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Your membership makes possible the activities of a growing international organization that is advancing and advocating — on your behalf — for a strong free press, and for your right to trustworthy news and information. 

No matter who you are, you’re one of us.  Our members represent the entire news ecosystem, from consumers to producers. All member categories receive excellent benefits and valuable services, educational and networking opportunities and career services.

BE A CONTRIBUTING MEMBER | $5-$12.99 /mo *
Join an organization united by a common desire to defend the free press, advance public interest journalism, and advocate for the public’s right to trustworthy information.

BE A STUDENT MEMBER | $Free/$5/$10/$15/$25 Yearly**
For students residing anywhere in the world who are enrolled full-time in a certificate or degree-seeking program in journalism. Student membership is limited to five total years. Students using their .edu email address are eligible for no-cost membership.

Organizational memberships signal a strong positive public statement about their values and is a cost-effective and easy way to leverage Fourth Estate benefits and resources for your organization. Learn more about group membership for news organizations, associations, NGOs and NPOs, educational entities and corporations.

* Fourth Estate individual membership fees are based on the member country of residence. They have been set according to World Bank classifications based on per capita income. All fees will be calculated and paid in U.S. currency.

** Chapters, Divisions and Special Interest Group dues are not included in complimentary student membership.