Whether you have 50 or 500 in your news and editorial staff, your news organization faces daunting operational and strategic challenges every day. You need a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and well-integrated team to meet them.

Fourth Estate's large-staff membership is designed to give you a cost-effective way to give your entire team access to the best available association management resources to maximize their performance and advance your organization’s mission.

Your investment in Fourth Estate membership depends on the size of your staff. For large-staff news organizations:

  • 50-74 news staff: $3,995
  • 75-99 news staff: $4,995
  • 100-199 news staff: $6,495
  • 200-299 news staff: $7,995
  • 300-399 news staff: $9,495
  • 400+ news staff: $9,995


As members of the Fourth Estate, your news organization will tap into programs and resources that help you thrive in the face of increasing challenges and stay at the forefront of marketing thinking, practices and industry-leading resources.

News organization members are eligible for a variety of member benefits that include:

Innovative Members-Only Resources and Tools

  • Complimentary and discounted members passes to select Fourth Estate events
  • No cost web hosting from Scoop.Host
  • Enterprise grade Cloudflare Project Galileo – DDoS Attack Prevention
  • Exclusive perks and discount program offering travel and everyday savings for your editorial staff
  • Free job postings and classifieds for member news organizations

Recognition and Awards

  • Attractive and striking membership plaque
  • Free and discounted Fourth Estate journalism award entries
  • Proudly display Fourth Estate’s member logos
  • Listing in the Fourth Estate member directory

Community and Networking

  • A direct connection to other members, peers, and industry partners through Fourth Estate’s online member directory
  • Professional networking opportunities, including free meetings to keep you connected in your local community
  • Access to members only online forums and Facebook groups

Professional Training and Development

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