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Benefits of Membership
Here are some other advantages to APME membership:

Membership Categories

Members of the journalism community who are not supervising editors at AP or Canadian Press newspapers, broadcast outlets or online operations can support APME programs through three other categories of non-voting memberships, annual $150 dues:

Retirees. Retired APME members can continue to attend conferences and receive publications.

Educators and student journalism leaders. Journalism educators and students can attend annual conferences and receive publications. The networking benefits reach far beyond the cost of membership, as you will count among your professional associates top news leaders around the U.S. and Canada. Student membership dues are $50 a year.

Associate. Senior editors of publications and broadcasters not affiliated with The AP and members of other journalism organizations can become associate members, at the sole discretion of the Membership Chairman. Associates can attend annual conferences and receive APME publications. They cannot vote, enter APME contests or serve on APME committees.

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Benefits of Membership

Conference Discount: The opportunity to attend the national conference at a special member's rate. Meet your fellow news leaders from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Hear from the industry leaders, visionaries, pundits and critics. Get practical advice for improving your newspaper, television or radio station. Editors who are not members will pay a higher registration fee.

Journalism Excellence: Members pay a reduced fee to be part of APME's prestigious journalism excellence contests, which make awards for Public Service, First Amendment, Innovation, Watchdog, International Perspective and Convergence.

Multimedia Networking: A creative and innovative network of online journalists. Online is a rapidly growing segment of our membership. APME was the first mainstream journalism organization to invite online editors into the network, including representation on the governing board.

NewsTrain: Our national traveling program to help frontline editors polish their editing and management skills has, since 2004, trained nearly 4,000 journalists from all 50 states.

APME Sounding Board: Sound off to AP on its coverage and operations.

APME Communications: From an electronic newsletter to a quarterly magazine and various publications throughout the year, stay up on the latest trends and tips in newsroom management.

Small Newspaper Workshops: Since the majority of our members come from smaller dailies and broadcast outlets, we've beefed up our programs with them in mind. Numerous conference workshops are tailored especially for smaller newsrooms with limited staffs and budgets.

Prominent Speakers: Prominent government and political newsmakers from the president and first lady to top industry executives speak at our annual conference. Members get to hear and question all of our speakers.

Regional Networks: State AP member associations are organized into regions that work with the national organization on planning workshops and setting agendas. For further information about APME membership, contact: .

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