Business Membership Application
Any newspaper defined as a legal publication by the statutes of the State of Oklahoma shall be eligible to apply for a business membership. An affidavit stating that the applicant newspaper meets such legal publication requirements shall be submitted at the time the applicant applies for membership. At least twenty (20) days prior to any action of the Board of Directors written notice of the date, time and place the application will be considered by the Board of Directors shall be mailed to all business members of the Association. Any person who files a written protest at least ten (10) days prior to the date set for Board action upon such application shall be entitled to be heard at the time said application is considered by the Board. If an application for membership is approved by the Board, the applicant shall become a member upon the payment of dues as required by the By-Laws. The Board of Directors may at any time require the filing of an affidavit that a business member is a legal publication.
Annual Membership Dues: One full page of advertising at the local rate + 2% of OPS ad checks sent to the newspaper in the previous calendar year
Associate Membership Application
Any person who was previously engaged in the newspaper profession is eligible to apply for an associate membership. If such application is approved by the Board the applicant shall become an associate member upon the payment of dues as determined by the Board.
Annual Membership Dues: $65
Sustaining Membership Application
Any person, corporation or organization engaged in furnishing machinery, equipment, supplies or services to business members or who is otherwise interested in the welfare of the newspaper profession is eligible to apply for a sustaining membership. If such application is approved by the Board, the applicant shall become a sustaining member upon the payment of dues as determined by the Board of Directors.
A publication that is not a legal newspaper may apply for sustaining membership if it fulfills the following requirements: 1) Published at least once per month for 24 consecutive months 2) Each issue contains at least 25% news content.
Annual Membership Dues: $200 for individuals, $400 for companies
For more information about joining the OPA, contact Member Services Director Lisa Sutliff or Executive Vice President Mark Thomas.