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  1. Review membership and site user choices. If after reading the information below you are still uncertain about your membership type, refer to our membership policy (PDF), or contact Tiffany McCallen for help.
  2. At the bottom of this page, choose a membership or site user type that best reflects your profession and your participation in RNA. All site users must choose one of these categories.

Full membership (formerly "Active" membership) is open to the individuals as described below. For full members, the term "media" refers to all newspapers, magazines, newsletters, radio stations, television stations, online news sites, nonprofit news sites, blogs, books, mobile media or other media outlets that are not owned or operated by religious or public relations groups. In addition, Full members must work for media that are available to the general public either free or for purchase. These individuals are eligible for Full Membership:
  • Journalists, news directors, producers, editors and others in the media whose work includes news about religion
  • Self-employed journalists or authors whose work appears primarily in the media as described above and whose work includes news about religion
  • Scholars interested in religion and the media
  • Students interested in religion and the media
  • Book authors interested in writing about religion
  • Cost: $75/year for journalists & educators; $25/year for students

Associate membership
is open to these individuals:
  • Individuals who lobby about religion or religious issues
  • Public relations professionals, including those who work for the press arms or official news services of religious institutions
  • People for whom journalism is a secondary occupation
  • Journalists who work on behalf of a university
  • Officials at journalism organizations
  • Part-time faculty at universities
  • General public
  • Cost: $125 year for PR professionals & the general public; $30/year for retirees

Advertisers & Sponsors:

  • Individuals whose primary relationship with RNA is through advertising or sponsorships.
  • Cost: This is a site user category, not a membership. The cost is free.

ReligionLink Subscribers:
  • Subscribers to ReligionLink, our story idea e-newsletter on religion & public life issues, and other Religion News email communications (does not include member messages).
  • Individuals who do not fit into one of the categories above (advertiser/sponsor, associate member or journalist/academic members) MUST choose ReligionLink subscriber to be a registered user of this site.
  • Cost: This is a site user category, not a membership. The cost is free.

Additional information regarding RNA memberships:

  • Memberships are given to individuals, not corporations.
  • Memberships are non-transferable.
  • Dues are valid January–December of each year and can be discounted for those joining after June 1 (e-mail Tiffany McCallen to get the promo code).
  • Renewal information is distributed annually in October. Dues expire Dec. 31.





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