A Journalist membership in the Fourth Estate makes a powerful statement and demonstrates your commitment to the highest standards of journalistic integrity and ethics.

Membership identifies you as a professional journalist who is serious about the profession as well as purposeful about staying informed, educated and involved.

The Benefits of a Journalist Membership in the Fourth Estate

In addition to the satisfaction of supporting a growing public benefit organization committed to fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press, Journalist members receive a suite of valuable benefits:

  • Discounted conference and event registrations.
  • Free personal website hosting from Scoop.Host.
  • Free and/or discounted journalism awards entry.
  • Members only perks and discounts.
  • Access to future meetings and events.
  • Career development/leadership and networking opportunities.
  • Free resume postings/classifieds.
  • Access to future workshops and training.
  • Fourth Estate membership card and certificate.
  • Use of Member of the Fourth Estate logos.
  • Support of public service journalism advocacy initiatives.
  • More great benefits and discounts coming.


Journalist membership in the Fourth Estate is open to: reporters, editors, writers, publishers; editorial and news cartoonists or artists; photojournalists or videographers; producers, presidents or general managers; librarians, or other editorial employees of a news organization that exists primarily for the dissemination of the news.

Membership Dues
Fourth Estate membership is cost effective: $35-95. Membership dues vary by country and are based on a global tiered World Bank “fair pricing” policy for every country around the world. Membership dues are not transferable or refundable.

Become a Journalist Member today – here’s how:

Complete the online application process.

All applications submitted will be reviewed by the Fourth Estate’s membership committee or their designee to ensure eligibility. Please anticipate a one week review period from the date of your member submission for the committee/designee to complete the decision making process. If you are denied journalist membership you will receive a refund of dues paid.