Who qualifies for Online Membership
3.4.3 Associate membership – Online:
In the discretion of the Board of Directors, associate membership status may be extended to a corporation or other legal entity that publishes an online news delivery service that meets the following requirements:
i. bears a title or name and is available to the general public, either paid or unpaid, via the World Wide Web; ii. principally reports local, general news and/or editorial comment not less than an annual average of 25 percent of the entity's content of announcements, miscellaneous reading matter, commercial and classified advertising; iii. must have a known Florida-based office of publication, open to the public, where the business or publication is transacted during usual business hours with a local telephone listing; iv. news, editorial and advertising content updated at least twice-weekly with core content residing on a server or website (links to other web content may be included); v. follows professionally defined and accepted ethics and standards of journalism; vi. must not serve primarily as a platform to promote the interest and/or opinions of a special interest group, individual or cause; vii. must have been continuously published for a minimum of one year; viii. and fully completes the FPA application process, including a Notice of Application published in two consecutive editions of the organization's e-bulletin.
How to Apply for Membership
Mail the following completed documents to FPA headquarters attn: Marcia Cyr at 336 E. College Ave., Ste. 203, Tallahassee, FL 32301.
- Online Member Application
Payment by check for one year's dues (view Dues Structure)
Will be applied to the first year's dues upon approval of membership
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 at least one week prior to the board meeting for an application to be reviewed. News 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.
Contact Marcia Cyr, Membership Coordinator, at (850) 521-1165 or email@example.com.