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Individual Membership


No matter who you are, you’re one of us.  We’re mothers, sons, fathers, daughters, college students, journalists and non-journalists - united to support and defend for a strong free press, and for your right to trustworthy news and information. 


Associate Membership

Reflect your seriousness in your level of support, and help lead the Fourth Estate forward. Join a community united by a common desire to defend the free press, advance public interest journalism, and advocate for the public's right to trustworthy information.

Membership: $5-$12.99 /mo variable (see below)




Member Benefits

Members enjoy access to valuable association-level discounts and targeted membership benefits. Save on travel, technology, office supplies, shipping and more.

Events and Conferences
Discount and complimentary registration to selected conferences and events.
Member Directory Access to a searchable online member directory
Membership Card and Certificate Personalized digital membership card and certificate
Networking Access to Connect - our members-only discussion center, and  Off the Record ℠ - our secure collaboration hub - and special members only  opportunties to network at select global events.
Professional Development Professional development opportunities including mentor programs, workshops, or events
Career Center Access
Members can search the latest employment listings, apply for jobs online, post CVs, request email alerts, and more
Free Web Hosting As a Fourth Estate member, you can take advantage of free web-hosting
Perks and Discounts Members enjoy private access to corporate-level discounts on products and services, from brands you know and trust. Search on our members benefit directory.
Awards and Recognition Ability to nominate and receive Fourth Estate awards
Advocacy Support efforts to monitor and advocate for legislative and regulatory issues that affect our members
Governance Equity members can nominate and vote for candidates for the Board of Directors and serve on the boards and committees



About variable dues:

Fourth Estate's membership dues and fees are based on the members' country of residence. Renewal dues are automatically calculated based on country of residence and are paid in United States currency.

Dues are based on the World Bank's “fair pricing” policy for every country around the world. 



If you need any assistance, please contact Fourth Estate Member Services at (202) 850-0909 (in Washington, DC) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or email us here.