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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 and reward your team for a job well done. Winners are announced and celebrated at the Florida Media Conference. 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. Additionally, this is an opportunity to interact with the members of the other participating organizations and benefit from networking and best-practice sharing. Participating organizations include the Florida Press Association (FPA), Intersect Media Solutions (IMS), Florida Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives (FNAME), the Florida Press Educational Services and the Florida Society of News Editors (FSNE). For more information, visit FloridaMediaConference.com.

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 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 an 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 more information, contact Karen Tower at ktower@flpress.com.

Quarterly Newsletter

Receive a quarterly e-Newsletter from FMA, which includes association news, upcoming events including webinars hosted by FMA, member news, board meeting highlights, and updated information pertaining to fellow magazines. Submit your news to ktower@flpress.com

Magazine Directory

A complete listing of our members and their corresponding information is available online at FloridaMagazine.org, under Directory.


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