Foundational LINA Membership

Thanks for your interest in joining LINA.

Our job is to support digital and hybrid news publishers to increase the diversity and relevance of news services to communities
across Australia, so that audiences have access to local information, produced and distributed by people connected to their community.

Membership pricing will be set from 1st July each year for the financial year ahead with notification of any changes issued in early June.

We recognise that starting a news service is hard and expensive. LINA supports start-up newsrooms by offering discount membership rates in your first year of operations.

We are currently inviting Flagship level LINA membership, which gives you access to all resources, tools and guides, group discount offers, networking events, training opportunities, information and opt-in collaborations.

LINA members are locally owned and controlled news publishers, creating news content by and for a defined community.

Hallmarks of LINA membership include:

  • You publish quality news content that meets the LINA Editorial Standards;
  • While you might also have a print publication and/or other platforms, LINA members are digital native;
  • You are independently owned (whether not-for-profit, sole traders, partnerships, cooperatives or companies, you are owned and operated within the community you serve);
  • You engage journalists and contributors who are based within your location/community; and
  • You are community focussed, delivering public interest news and information on a broad range of topics to the community and responsive to the needs and priorities of your community.

LINA member services are primarily (but not exclusively) aimed at supporting small news providers with fewer than five (FTE equivalent) paid staff and are either not-for-profit or have an annual turnover of less than $350,000, however publishers with a higher income level are welcome to join.

Contact us if you’d like to discuss your membership eligibility – we’d love to chat.

FLAGSHIP LINA MEMBERSHIP
Established Publishers

$25 / month

FLAGSHIP LINA MEMBERSHIP
Startups (first year)

$20 / month

Membership benefits

Join the conversation on our member Slack channel
Come along to our networking sessions
Receive a free 12-month Canva Pro subscription
Receive a 25% discount on the VettNews Cx tool to streamline corrections
Receive our member tip sheet e-newsletter, including notifications on relevant grant opportunities
Representation in policy forums
Invitations to networking and training events
Discounted LINA conference registration fees
One vote per organisation for elected board members
Access to policy, tip sheet resources and templates
Access to member discount rates on insurance packages
Access to industry calendar (grants, events, awards, training)
Access to on-call technical advice on websites and administrative systems
Receive invitations to our discussion groups and training events on topics such as revenue generation, complaints tools, digital campaigning, transparency, media law and more…
*Direct revenue development support (Press Patron, Giving Tuesday)
*Access to group discounts for other services (accounting, HR)
**Collective advertising representation (revenue opt-in)
*Access to the ‘Start-Ups playbook’

*Coming soon, expected by June 2023 **Coming soon, expected by December 2023