Membership Benefits

Benefits of Active Membership

Creative Excellence Awards

The annual Creative Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in Florida newspaper advertising. This contest attracts participation from all member newspapers, and winning entries provide great idea starters, having generated increased revenues and created positive results for advertisers and readers. Awards for the contests are presented each year at the annual convention. For more information, visit http://floridamediacontests.com/.

Major Accounts Directory

An updated listing of major advertisers in Florida, their key contacts and agencies of record is available online to members of FNAME.

Annual Convention

The Florida Media Conference serves as the premier opportunity for Florida’s news media leaders to meet, share ideas and create partnerships. This summertime symposium offers knowledgeable speakers and motivating presentations with information designed to improve our member newspapers. Additionally, this is an opportunity to interact with the members of the other participating organizations and share best practices. Participants include the Florida Press Association (FPA), Intersect Media Solutions (IMS), Florida Society of News Editors (FSNE), Florida Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives (FNAME), Florida Magazine Association (FMA), and the program is hosted by the Florida Press Foundation. FNAME members may attend at discounted member rates. For more information, visit www.FloridaMediaConference.com.

Media Directory

A complete listing of all our members and their corresponding contact information is available online at www.fname.org, under Member Directory.

Bi-Weekly e-Bulletin

Receive a bi-weekly e-Newsletter from the Florida Press, which includes association news, legal updates, upcoming events around the state including workshops and webinars hosted by FPA, and updated information pertaining to fellow newspapers. For more information or to submit updates of happenings at your newspaper, contact Karen Tower at ktower@flpress.com or call 321-282-5345

Limited Legal Consultation

Receive fast, accurate answers to legal questions a publication may encounter – issues concerning copyright, defamation, postal matters, photo usage of minors, etc. Sam Morley, Esq, is available to FNAME members in good standing to answer limited legal questions. For more information, contact Sam Morley at smorley@flpress.com or call the hotline at 877-NEWS-LAW.

Legislative Monitoring

FNAME Members may sign up to receive legislative updates during the session, and alerts of any advertising related issues.

Year-round monitoring on the Florida Legislature and its committees, including comprehensive bill analysis, are provided to all FNAME members during each legislative session, and special legislative reports and alerts are provided as necessary. To support its legislative efforts, the Association retains the services of Holland & Knight’s state-wide legislative team. For more information, contact Sam Morley at smorley@flpress.com or 321-283-5353.

Paid Internship Program

The Florida Press Foundation provides funding to FNAME members for its summer intern program. An eight-week paid internship can be implemented for any phase of newspaper production, including advertising, editorial, circulation and digital. The program applies to Florida resident students attending Florida colleges and universities. This is an exciting opportunity to provide students with real newspaper experience to complement their academic preparation, and many of the participating members have hired their interns after graduation. For more information, please contact Karen Tower at 321-283-5345 or ktower@flpress.com.

Leadership Training

The Derek Dunn-Rankin Leadership Institute, presented by the Florida Press Foundation, seeks to enhance the leadership skills of newly identified up-and-coming mid-level newspaper professionals. The training occurs over four, one-day sessions throughout Florida and provides participants with an overview of the newspaper industry in Florida and how to become more effective managers and leaders. For more information, visit www.floridapressfoundation.org/causes/leadership-program/.

Pulse Research Free Trial

FNAME offers a 60 day FREE trial of Pulse Research’s consumer purchasing data to current members. Pulse conducts research on consumer buying habits and plans, for use by multimedia sales teams.

Please submit the form here to receive more information. Following verification of your FNAME membership status, a representative from Pulse will contact you within 48 hours.


For questions regarding FNAME membership, contact Karen Tower at ktower@flpress.com or call 321-282-5345