Our Members

The Sunshine in Government Initiative helps support the work of member organizations promoting open government policies. Members include:

ASNE logo The American Society of News Editors is a nonprofit organization founded in 1922. It has a nationwide membership of approximately 800 persons who hold positions as directing editors of daily newspapers throughout the United States, with members recently being added in Canada and other countries in the Americas. The purposes of the Society include assisting journalists and providing an unfettered and effective press in the service of the American people. For more information, visit www.asne.org.
AP logo As the largest and oldest news organization in the world, the The Associated Press is considered the backbone of the world’s information system. AP serves thousands of daily newspaper, radio, television and online customers through which it provides news, photos, graphics, audio and video for more than one billion people each day. AP’s mission is to be the essential global news network, providing distinctive news services of the highest quality, reliability and objectivity with reports that are accurate, balanced and informed. For more information, visit www.ap.org.
AAN logo The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) (formerly the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies) is the not-for-profit trade association for alternative newsmedia in North America, including weekly papers like the Austin Chronicle, Chicago Reader and The Village Voice. AAN publications provide an editorial alternative to the mainstream press through provocative writing and point-of-view reporting. AAN members have a total weekly circulation of more than 7 million and a reach of 17 million readers. For more information, visit www.aan.org.
NNA logo Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association (NNA) is the national voice of community newspapers. NNA represents owners, publishers, and editors of America’s community newspapers, and with 2,500 newspaper members it is the largest newspaper association in the United States. The association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance America’s community newspapers. For more information, go to www.nna.org.
NAA logo The Newspaper Association of America is a nonprofit trade organization representing more than 2,000 newspapers, including 90 percent of the daily circulation in the United States. The association focuses on six key strategic priorities that collectively affect the newspaper industry: public policy, marketing, diversity, industry development, newspaper operations and readership. For more information, visit www.naa.org.
ONA logo The Online News Association is the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, developers, photographers, educators, students and others who produce news for and support digital delivery systems. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards. Follow ONA on Twitter at @ONA and on the ONA Issues Tumblr.
RTDNA logo The Radio, TV, Digital News Association is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, its purpose is to set standards of news gathering and reporting. For more information, visit www.rtdna.org.
RCFP logo The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was created in 1970 at a time when the nation’s news media faced a wave of government subpoenas asking reporters to name confidential sources. Ever since then, the committee’s primary mission is to serve working journalists – 2,000 of them every year. And since its founding, no reporter has ever paid for the committee’s help in defending First Amendment rights. For more information, go to www.rcfp.org.
SPJ logo The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry, works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists, and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information, visit www.spj.org.



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