Associate Members

Associated Press - The Associated Press is the world's oldest and largest news gathering organization. The cooperative of newspapers, radio stations and television stations provides text, audio, graphics, video, photos and technology to more than 15,000 news outlets worldwide. The South Carolina Associated Press membership includes 20 daily and weekly newspapers, 14 television stations and 74 radio stations that share news of a statewide interest.

AT&T - Data, voice and video communications and services. Also check out the News Media & Law Enforcement Directory- Search the list of newspapers (daily and weekly), TV stations , Radio stations, local police, & state agencies.

Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina - Contact any of the 24 Electric Cooperatives that serve South Carolina. Touchstone Energy ® is an alliance of consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 16 million consumer-owned American homes and businesses in 38 states.

Fenno Law Firm, LLC - Fenno's practice focuses primarily on media, intellectual property and entertainment law – including litigation and transactional matters involving defamation, privacy, newsgathering, copyright, trademark, software licensing, Internet, technology and music legal issues. In addition, Mr. Fenno is experienced in litigating construction, business and Constitutional law matters.

Francis Marion Unversity - Tucker Mitchell serves as Executive Director of Public Affairs. The Public Affairs Office is responsible for telling the FMU story to its various publics. The  office serves as the official communications channel through which the  university disseminates information internally and externally. The office  has four major functions: (1) external media relations, (2) internal  communications, (3) production of official university publications for off-campus audiences, and (4) marketing and communications support for university initiatives. The office distributes news and feature stories about university programs, activities, athletic events, and people as well as hometown  releases about student achievements. A monthly newsletter, The Crier, informs the greater FMU community and friends about campus activities.  Public Affairs is also responsible for campus printing and  mail functions. The office strives to maintain positive town and gown relations and works with the corporate community, local chambers of commerce, civic organizations, and state and local government agencies on projects designed for the betterment of the university and the region it serves. The office plans and coordinates special events designed to increase the visibility of the university.

Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce - City of Columbia business information and locator.

Lowcountry Weekly - Reflections on the good life in coastal South Carolina. Founded in 2000, Lowcountry Weekly publishes every other Wednesday and distributes 12,000 copies throughout Beaufort County from Fripp Island to South Beach on Hilton Head Island.

Municipal Association of SC - Offers services, programs and products that give municipal officials the knowledge, experience and tools for enabling the most efficient and effective operation of their municipalities.

Murrells Inlet Messenger - Founded in January 2010, The Murrells Inlet Messenger is a monthly local print newspaper serving the communities of Murrells Inlet and Garden City Beach. It is available at local stores and businesses.

SCANA - A holding company whose businesses include regulated electric and natural gas utility operations, telecommunications and other non-regulated energy-related businesses, SCANA’s subsidiaries serve nearly 540,000 electric customers in South Carolina and more than one million natural gas customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

S.C. Business Publications (SCBIZ) - SCBIZ is the quarterly magazine serving senior level decision-makers across the entire state of South Carolina. In addition to the print publication, SCBIZ covers the state's business community with a daily email, SCBIZ Daily. As the flagship publication of SC Biz News, SCBIZ magazine takes a thoughtful, analytical look at complex issues, opportunities and challenges facing the state's business leaders and fulfills the SCBIZ mission of being South Carolina's media engine for economic growth. SCBIZ also publishes the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Columbia Regional Business Report and GSA Business.

S.C. Cable Television Association - The South Carolina Cable Television Association (SCCTA) was founded in 1971 as a non-profit trade association whose members joined together to advance the common interests of the cable industry in South Carolina. SCCTA's membership is comprised of 25 cable companies operating cable systems serving over 1,020,980 cable households in South Carolina. SCCTA also represents 75 Associate members comprised of corporations and firms with cable telecommunications industry interests.

SC Chamber of Commerce - Advocacy group that serves as the unified voice of business and industry for the state.

S.C. Department of Labor, Liscensing and Regulations - Promotes the safety and health of employees through compliance inspections, recordkeeping, and the compilation of statistics.

S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism - The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT) is a cabinet agency assigned to operate and manage South Carolina’s 47 state parks, to market the state as a preferred vacation destination and to provide assistance to communities for parks, recreation and tourism development and promotion. The agency is perhaps most widely recognized for its leadership role in promoting and supporting South Carolina’s number one industry – tourism. 

S.C. Dept. of Transportation - They build and maintain roads and bridges as well as facilitate and support mass transit services for the citizens of the state.

SCETV - ETV is South Carolina's statewide network with 11 television stations, eight radio stations and a closed-circuit educational telecommunications system in more than 2,000 schools, colleges, businesses and government agencies. ETV uses the power of TV, radio, satellite and the Internet to advance education, culture and citizenship.

S.C. Farm Bureau Federation- SC Farm Bureau is a family-oriented federation of 47 county chapters - an active organization led by volunteer grassroots farmer members. SCFB represents all South Carolina farmers and farm land owners. SCFB serves the entire agricultural community through education and a unified voice in government for the benefit of everyone, since agriculture is an integral part of our state and all of our lives.

S.C. Lawyers Weekly - South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, which was founded in 2001, reports on legal decisions issued by all of the state and federal courts in South Carolina, as well as on changes to court rules, verdict & settlement reports, bar discipline and all other news vital to attorneys in the state. In addition to reporting all decisions issued by the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly also covers rulings from the state and federal trial courts and agencies in South Carolina. It is owned by Dolan Media group.

S.C. Policy Council - The South Carolina Policy Council was founded in 1986 as an independent, private, non-partisan research organization to promote the principles of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty and responsibility in the state of South Carolina.

S.C. State Housing Finance & Development Authority - South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority has been helping low and low-to-moderate income families, older adults, persons with disabilities, and others who are frequently underserved find quality, safe, and affordable housing. The Authority is able to do this by using its proven financial strength to sell securities to investors all over the country. This allows the Authority to make mortgage loans to home buyers to get their piece of the American Dream. Additionally, the Authority administers a number of federal and state programs providing housing opportunities where they are needed most.

S.C. Trucking Association - The mission of the South Carolina Trucking Association, Inc. is to utilize the resources of the motor carrier industry, to enhance the ability of its members to efficiently, safely & profitably serve the transportation needs of the state, region & nation by providing educational opportunities, compiling & distributing essential information & conducting aggressive programs of advocacy.

S.C. United Methodist Advocate - Monthly Methodist newspaper based in Columbia.

Sonoco - Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $4.1 billion global manufacturer of consumer and industrial packaging products and provider of packaging services, with more than 300 operations in 35 countries, serving customers in 85 nations. Sonoco is headquartered in Hartsville.

The Baptist Courier - Established in 1869 and adopted as the official newspaper of the South Carolina Baptist Convention in 1920, the Baptist Courier is in the news business, of course. But it also is in the good news business, telling the story of how South Carolina Baptists are working together to carry out the requirements of the Great Commission and serving as a tool for assisting church members along their individual journeys of faith as well as the collective faith journey shared by all members of the convention’s more than 2,100 churches.

The Catholic Miscellany - Catholic newspaper printed by the Diocese of Charleston. The Catholic Miscellany is the successor to the United States Catholic Miscellany, the first national Catholic weekly newspaper, founded in 1822 by John England, the first bishop of Charleston.

Wyche, P.A. - Wyche was built to serve clients who need top-flight lawyers in South Carolina. Wyche has offices in Greenville and Columbia.

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