Membership Benefits

Benefits of Membership in the Florida Magazine Association

Charlie Awards Contest

This prestigious competition recognizes excellence in writing, editing, graphic design, digital, photography and overall best quality. Winners are awarded in more than 30 categories, including the prestigious “Best Overall” awards and a special “Magazine of the Year” distinction. Put your best work to the test by competing with publications in your division from all over the state. Winners are announced and celebrated at the Florida Media Conference. FMA members enjoy a discounted rate off the entry fee. For more information, visit FloridaMediaContests.com/fma‐charlie‐awards.

Annual Conference

Hosted by the Florida Press Foundation, 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 magazines. The conference also provides an excellent opportunity to interact with members of other participating organizations and benefit from networking and best practice sharing. Participating organizations include the Florida Press Association, Intersect Media Solutions, Florida Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives, the Florida Press Educational Services and the Florida Society of News Editors. FMA members also enjoy a discounted rate off the conference registration fee. For more information, visit FloridaMediaConference.com.

Limited Legal Consultation

Receive fast, accurate answers to legal questions a publication may encounter — from issues concerning copyright and defamation to postal matters and photo usage. Sam Morley, Esq, is available to FMA 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.

Summer Internship Program

In partnership with the Florida Press Foundation, FMA members in good standing have the opportunity to participate in the foundation’s internship program that provides an intern for eight weeks of work over the summer. The program is designed to assist participating publications and help students gain hands‐on experience. The internship can be for any area of production (advertising, marketing, editorial, graphics, online publishing and pre‐press production). For details, contact Karen Tower at ktower@flpress.com.

Quarterly Newsletter

Receive a quarterly email from FMA featuring association news, upcoming events including FMA-hosted webinars, member news, board meeting highlights and updated information pertaining to member magazines. Submit story ideas and news items to info@floridamagazine.org.

Magazine Directory

A complete listing of our members and their corresponding information is available online at FloridaMagazine.org. Go to Members in the top navigation and click on Member Directory.


Since 2015, the Florida Magazine Association awards a $1,000 scholarship to an exceptional student majoring in journalism or communications at a four year, Florida-based college in memory of Doug Damerst. To learn more, go to Scholarship in the top navigation.

Job Board

In addition to access to our Member Directory to help you network with fellow industry professionals in Florida, members have access to a Job Board, where they may advertise vacancies and search for open positions. Go to Members in the top navigation and click on Job Board.


We are an advocate for a free, thriving press. As part of our mission, FMA voices our members’ concerns with media legislation, taxation, postal issues and industry trends at local, state and national levels.

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