Associate Membership

Who qualifies for Associate Membership

3.4.2 Associate Membership
may, in the discretion of the Board of Directors, be extended to the following persons or organizations in the following categories, provided in each case that the prospective Associate member is closely and directly allied to the newspaper industry: a) an authorized representative of trade journals, news publications other than newspapers, firms engaged in the sale or distribution of newspaper services or supplies; b) salespersons working for such firms; c) advertising agencies and bona fide public relations firms and their employees when such advertising agencies or public relations firms represents more than one client; d) teachers of journalism in regionally accredited schools and colleges; e) individual persons working for an Active member, or f) former editors and publishers. Associate members shall be entitled to all social privileges of the Association but are not entitled to participate in the official business, discussions, voting, or the holding of office by reason of their Associate membership. Nothing herein contained shall exclude an Associate member from holding an office for which Active membership is not required, provided that such Associate member is duly elected or appointed to such office.

3.4.4. Associate member privileges: Associate members shall be entitled to all social privileges of the Association but are not entitled to participate in the official business, discussions, voting, or the holding of office by reason of their Associate membership. Associate members shall be entitled to services provided by the FPA Legal Hotline. Nothing herein contained shall exclude an Associate member from holding an office for which Active membership is not required, provided that such Associate member is duly elected or appointed to such office.
 

How to Apply for Membership

Mail the following completed documents by the deadline listed below to FPA attn: Devon Dunkle at 610 Crescent Executive Court, Ste. 112, Lake Mary, FL 32746-2111.

  1. Associate Member Application
  2. Payment by check for one year's dues (view Dues Structure)
    Will be applied to the first year's dues upon approval of membership

Upcoming Application Deadlines

January 25, 2017
April 25, 2017
July 31, 2017

Please note: deadlines are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the FPA staff


Approval Process

You will be advised of the date of the next board meeting when submitting your application. All application materials must arrive at the FPA's office by the deadline listed above for an application to be reviewed. Individuals or organizations that have been accepted as members will be notified immediately following the board meeting. If your application is not accepted all prepaid dues will be refunded within 5 business days. 


Questions?

Contact Devon Dunkle, Membership Coordinator, at (321) 283-5272 or ddunkle@flpress.com.