Enjoy the Strength of Connection

Join Minnesota Media & Publishing Association (MMPA) today!

The MMPA brings its mission to life through Networking, Education and Recognition of Excellence.

Membership in MMPA connects you with hundreds of local and regional people just like you—people who love the changing world of publishing and want to share opportunities, challenges and solutions.

Company membership entitles employees throughout your organization to attend MMPA events. Every one of your staff becomes a connected MMPA member.

Professionals in every facet of the business will find value through MMPA events, educational sessions, networking opportunities and our annual Excellence Awards. MMPA covers editorial, art, digital, print production, audience development, marketing and sales. Plus, we’re always taking the pulse of the future.

Join as a freelancer and your membership qualifies you to attend MMPA’s premier networking and educational events at member rates.

Membership Benefits

Annual MMPA Summit & Expo. Discounted registration to this full day of professional development—sessions, networking, and special events with insightful experts.

FREE Education Sessions/ live webinars and podcasts. Expert speakers and experienced professionals help you navigate the ever-changing media landscape. These Sessions occur periodically.

FREE sponsor webinars. Log-in at your desk for enlightening conversations with industry professionals regarding industry trends, cutting-edge ideas and emerging technologies.

Signature MMPA Excellence Awards. Discounted awards-entry fees AND discounted event tickets to the gala celebrating and recognizing excellence in the Minnesota publishing community.

Networking Happy Hours. Regular invitations to gatherings of writers, editors, and other media-minded professionals at hot spots around Minnesota.

FREE bimonthly e-newsletter keeps you informed on the latest in Minnesota’s publishing industry.

FREE access to the MMPA online directories and member portal.

FREE company listing on MMPA’s website.

MMPA Job Board. FREE listings and access aids in your recruiting efforts.

Levels of Membership

All employees of member organizations enjoy the privileges of membership. Fees are based on the number of employees working at least 30 hours per week. Memberships run on a calendar year basis, but prorating is available. 

Regular Publisher

An organization that publishes in Minnesota on a regular basis at least once per year; has an average minimum editorial content (non-advertising) of 25%.

  • 1-5 employees: $125/year
  • 6-10 employees: $250/year
  • 11-25 employees: $430/year
  • 26-50 employees: $695/year
  • More than 50 employees: $1,105/year

Associate Member

People, firms, partnerships or corporations that regularly do business with the publishing industry (vendors).

  • 1-50 employees:  $485/year
  • More than 50:  $935/year

Affiliate Member

  • Magazine publisher outside Minnesota or other non-magazine publisher: $275/year
  • Journalism School: $465/year

Individual Membership Categories

  • Freelance: $85
  • Professional Educator: $60
  • Students*: $25
* Students of member Journalism Schools are already free members.