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Membership for Student Media Programs
Membership in MIPA runs the academic year and is open to student media programs at public, private and parochial high schools, middle schools and junior highs. These media programs may be connected to classes or extracurricular clubs and should have guidance from an adviser/teacher associated with the school. Join by Oct. 1 to save $5.
To join MIPA or renew your membership:
- Below, select the type of media program that is joining MIPA. This step can be completed by the adviser OR your business office.
- You can pay immediately or generate an invoice for your business office to pay.
- If you have multiple student media programs at your school, consider our membership bundles, which offer a significant savings when student media programs at the same school join MIPA together.
- Complete the checkout process. You may pay immediately by credit card, or select our invoice option to get a bill emailed to you.
New adviser? Or is your program new to MIPA?
You can get your first year of membership for free.
Membership for 1 Media Program
If you advise 1 media program and/or only have 1 media program at your school, select 1 from the below membership options. Save $5 when you join or renew your membership by Oct. 1. Schools with 2 or more programs can save on membership fees when you select a membership bundle further down this page.
Membership Bundles for Schools with Multiple Media Programs
Save on your dues when you bundle your membership with memberships for the other media programs at your school! Save $5 per student media program when you join or renew your membership by Oct. 1.
You can join the national Journalism Education Association, support the Student Press Law Center or request a free copy of the “Principal’s Guide to Scholastic Journalism” with your MIPA membership. JEA is a national nonprofit association that provides educational programming and support for journalism teachers. When you join JEA through MIPA, we’ll mail your membership information to JEA for you, and a portion of your JEA dues will help support MIPA. Your contribution to the SPLC helps provide free legal services to student journalists.
Associate Membership for MIPA Supporters
Associate members are individuals or organizations that support MIPA’s mission and have a strong interest in scholastic journalism, but are not student media outlets. This may include teachers who don’t advise student media, individuals who believe in the educational value of scholastic journalism, media trade organizations, collegiate journalism programs, professional media companies, those who provide sales and services to student media and others. Membership runs the academic year.
2023-24 Associate Membership$47.50