The colorado Press Association's Memberships

Business/Individual

Membership Type

Allied Associate

Who you are: 

  • An individual, firm, corporation, non-profit or other organization that is in any way associated with the furnishing of services, supplied, management or advice for newspapers and are looking to reach our members

As a member of CPA you:

  • Are entitled to all social privileges of CPA
  • Are not entitled to vote or be on the board of directors 

Benefits include:

  • Preferred provider of CPA needs with a 10% advantage on bids
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders
  • Discounted rates to attend the annual Colorado Press Association convention
  • Access to member directory
  • First right to sponsor CPA events
  • Subscription to CPA e-Editor, keeping you up to date on industry trends and information
  • Discounted rates to advertise on CPA’s website
  • Advocacy support in a variety of forms
  • CPA staff as a resource and power of CPA’s name

Cost of membership:$200 per calendar year

To apply or renew your membership, please fill out this form. 

Membership Type

Individual

Who you are:

  • A freelancer looking for ways to network your skills, separate yourself in terms of credibility and attend events only accessible with CPA press credentials
  • Representative of an out-of-state newspaper or news site; state; regional or national press associations (OR)
  • Former employees who are retired or otherwise not currently engaged in their profession (OR)
  • Freelance writers, authors, photographers  or artists (OR)
  • Teachers of journalism and other representatives of accredited educational institutions

Who can apply for Individual Retired Executive Membership:

  • Any person who has held the position of publisher, manager, editor or executive of any voting member organization of CPA for a duration of no fewer than 5 years and who is presently inactive in the newspaper profession in the state of Colorado

Who can apply for Individual Honorary Life Membership:

  • Only an individual who has been conferred by a vote of a majority of the Board of Directors as a special honor to individuals considered deserving of same for special services to the profession. 
  • Past presidents are automatically conferred as Honorary Life Members of CPA
  • Other Honorary Members’ terms shall be established by the Board of Directors and may be terminated at any time

As a member of CPA you:

  • Can have work submitted to the annual CPA contest by a CPA member paper (individuals can not submit work)
  • Are a non-voting member, meaning you cannot vote on general membership or be on the board of directors

Benefits include:

  • Access to press credentials
  • Promoted by CPA to those seeking freelance or contract work
  • Discounted rates to attend the annual Colorado Press Association convention
  • Discounted rates to attend regional trainings
  • Access to best practice documents
  • Access to training videos/webinars
  • Subscription to CPA e-Editor, keeping you up to date on industry trends and information
  • Advocacy support in a variety of forms
  • CPA staff as a resource and power of CPA’s name

Cost of Individual membership: $85 per calendar year

Cost of Retired Executive membership: $25 per calendar year

Cost of Honorary membership: $25 per calendar year

To apply or renew your membership, please fill out this form.