RTDNA introduces Corporate Memberships

May 8, 2014 11:00

RTDNA has introduced a new way for broadcast station groups to become part of the Association and provide benefits for its news leaders. The RTDNA Corporate Membership Program allows companies to enroll members from all of their stations together at a low group rate. Three major groups have already signed on to be part of the program.

“We’re pleased to have Gannett, Nexstar and Sinclair as charter corporate members,” said RTDNA Executive Director Mike Cavender. “All of their news directors and other key newsroom leaders are now RTDNA members – eligible for all of the benefits that come with it.”

Corporate members enjoy high visibility at all major RTDNA events, including the First Amendment Awards in Washington, DC; the Edward R. Murrow Awards in New York City; and at the Excellence in Journalism conference held each fall.

Individual members receive discounts on Edward R. Murrow Awards entries, discounted registration to the annual Excellence in Journalism conference with its many training and networking opportunities, and access to RTDNA’s newsroom resources.  RTDNA stands at the ready to assist members with ethical decision making, public records access and other legal issues, newsroom best practices, coverage guidelines, training guides for newsroom leaders, and to provide a constantly updated membership directory, to facilitate networking with professionals in newsrooms across the country.

“Our advocacy and legal work in such areas as the use of drones, new government prohibitions on investigations involving journalists and work toward opening up the Supreme Court to cameras are just a few of the areas in which we’re fighting for our members,” Cavender said. “Corporate membership support helps make that possible.”

Station groups interested in becoming an RTDNA Corporate Member should contact Executive Director Mike Cavender at 770-622-7011 or by email: mikec@rtdna.org
RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries.