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The following organizations qualify for Media Membership:

  • All content creators, publishers, or distribution platforms, regardless of medium
  • Media trade associations or professional associations representing those who work for media organizations (such as journalists, authors, or production staff)
  • Media-related public interest organizations
  • Members of the media insurance industry

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Annual dues are based upon revenue for most Media Members as follows:

  •  > $1Billion in revenues:  $7,500
  • $150 Million to $1 Billion in revenues:  $4,000
  • < $150 Million in revenues:  $2,500
  • Insurance companies:  $4,000
  • International members: $2,500
  • Press Associations:  $350
  • Not-for-profit entities should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for rates.


  • MLRC MediaLawDaily: published six days a week by e-mail, the Daily links to breaking news stories from the U.S. and the world on media law and business issues, and to decisions, briefs and legislative initiatives.
  • MLRC MediaLawLetter: the leading monthly news publication for media defense lawyers, each issue contains articles and updates on court decisions and legislative initiatives of interest in the U.S. and abroad.
  • MLRC Bulletin: published three times per year, it contains reports on trends, developments, and news in First Amendment law and litigation. The MLRC Bulletin also publishes the results of MLRC-initiated statistical studies and symposia.
  • Invitations to all MLRC conferences and events.
  • Online access to all MLRC Practice Tools, including Brief, Jury Instruction, Expert, and Newsroom Seminar Banks, as well as all articles and reports issued by MLRC and its committees.
  • Committees: MLRC members can volunteer to join one of our issue-oriented committees to confer and network in smaller groups with other members.  The committees cover a wide range of subject matter, from litigation practices and legislation to developments on the internet and internationally.
  • Member discount on MLRC's 50-State Surveys
  • MLRC MediaDaily: designed for non-legal employees of our Media Membership and drawn from MLRC’s popular MediaLawDaily, this daily publication emphasizes business, labor and technical issues. MLRC Media Members are invited to sign up any employee of their corporation for this daily subscription and MLRC will send the MediaDaily to them directly.
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