Representing 48 daily and weekly newspapers throughout Idaho, the Newspaper Association of Idaho works to support free speech, a free press and open government through lobbying efforts and by providing information to state leaders and residents. Total combined paid circulation of the association’s newspapers is nearly 300,000, covering 54 percent of Idaho’s households.
Many of Idaho’s newspapers date back to well before the beginning of the 20th century and remain Idaho’s most important and most reliable sources of local news, information and advertising. The Newspaper Association of Idaho was formed in 2011 through the merger of the Idaho Allied Dailies and the Idaho Newspaper Association. Now, for the first time in a generation, a single organization represents all of Idaho’s daily and weekly newspapers.
NAI’s government affairs representative is Jeremy Pisca of the law firm of Risch-Pisca in Boise. NAI actively supports efforts to ensure openness in government and freedoms of speech and the press. We encourage parties interested in legislation related to newspapers or government transparency to contact Pisca before preparing and presenting legislation. NAI works closely with the Idaho Press Club and other media organizations.
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We offer four types of membership: Professional, Allied Professional, Student Newspapers, and Affiliate and Honorary Memberships. Learn more about what each membership includes and figure out which type of membership is best for you by clicking the button below.