How to join SCPA


Active newspaper memberships shall be limited to newspapers of general circulation that are issued in South Carolina at least monthly.  All applicants must demonstrate that their content contains news of general, local interest compiled and prepared by the applicant’s staff.  


Associate members are a valued arm of the Press Association and membership helps organizations build stronger relationships and stay connected with the newspaper media journalists of our state.


Individual membership is limited to people whose past or present vocation lies in the field of newspaper journalism, or the teaching of journalism. Individual members are social only and cannot obtain press IDs or utilize the FOI/Legal Hotline. 


SCPA’s Collegiate Division is the only organization in the state dedicated to serving the needs of college media journalists. SCPA represents 17 print and digital college news outlets. 

Need more info on joining SCPA?

Our Board meets twice each year to vote on new members.
Contact SCPA for more details and to get a membership application.