NAI’s main purposes are to influence state legislation, provide information and training to its members, and coordinate certain joint advertising efforts. Dues are exceptionally reasonable.
For daily newspapers with a total circulation of 30,000 or more, the annual dues are $4,000.
For daily newspapers with total circulation between 10,000 and 29,999, dues are $2,500
For daily newspapers with total circulation less than 10,000, dues are $500.
Weekly newspaper dues are 10 cents per paid subscriber, with a minimum of $200 and maximum of $500.
The Newspaper Association of Idaho offers four levels of membership:
To qualify as a professional member, a newspaper must meet the following standards:
- Been in continuous operation for a period of not less than two (2) years prior to membership application.
- Have a paid circulation (including print and online subscriptions) regularly published within the State of Idaho, holding a publication permit (second-class mailing privileges) and eligible to print city, county, and state legal advertisements and notices; or
- Publish news (including print and online subscriptions) pertaining to the state of Idaho prepared by the local staff or purchased from recognized news sources, and have a paid circulation of one-thousand (1,000) or more in at least one Idaho county, not less frequently than once per week.
2. Allied Professional
This category of membership is for publications that do not qualify as professional members but meet the following standards:
- Has its principal office located in Idaho.
- Is published in a regularly accepted newspaper format at least weekly no fewer than 50 times per year.
- At least seventy-five (75) percent of news content is prepared by the local staff or purchased from recognized news sources and involves news of general and local interest.
- Has been continuously published for not less than two (2) years prior to applying for membership.
- Publishes an annual statement of ownership and proof of circulation based on a Post Office statement, recognized audit agency, or notarized statement.
Allied Professional members do not qualify to vote or hold office in NAI.
We also offer memberships to student newspapers, and provide for affiliate and honorary memberships. Contact us for more information.