About the GEORGIA PRESS ASSOCIATION 

 

In 1887, the Georgia Press Association was founded to bring together Georgia newspapers.
Their goal:
Create an organization, which would protect, promote, foster and advance the interest of the newspaper industry in Georgia.

Today, the Georgia Press Association is still growing, and our members remain among the top business leaders in the state. From rural weeklies to metropolitan dailies, Georgia newspapers are close to the heart and soul of the community in every city and town.

Our members carry out the goal of their early predecessors by securing unity of thought and action in all matters pertaining to the profession of journalism. The membership is guided in its quest by an 18-member board of directors and numerous permanent and special committees.

GPA is active in offering educational and networking opportunities for its members in addition to placing advertising through GPA’s affiliate, the Georgia Newspaper Service, and offering scholarships and internships through the Georgia Press Educational Foundation.

ACTIVE MEMBERS

Active membership consists of newspapers who have published for more than two years in Georgia on a weekly basis with a minimum of 50 issues annually and have a bona fide list of paid subscribers plus single copy sales equal to or exceeding 75 percent of the circulation published in its Statement of Ownership.


GEORGIA NEWSPAPER DIRECTORY

An official listing of the Georgia Press Association’s membership and contact information may be purchased through Georgia Newspaper Service for $45.
Contact Jennifer Labon at 770-454-6776 or by email: jlabon@gapress.org


WANT MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BECOME A GPA MEMBER?
GPA Staff contact:
Ashley Sears at 770.454.6776 or by email: asears@gapress.org

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2021-2022

GPA Officers

President

 

Mike Gebhart


Southern Community Newspapers Inc.

 

Vice President

 

Kathleen Russell

The Darrien News

 

Treasurer

 

Patrick Graham


The Walton Tribune

 

Immediate Past President

 

Alan NeSmith

The Northeast Georgian

 

 

Past President Liaison

 

Scott Buffington

Mainstreet Newspapers, Inc.

2021-2022

Board of Directors

 

Keith Barlow

Dalton Daily Citizen

 

DuBose Porter

The Courier Herald, Dublin

 

Wayne Curtis

Daily Report, Atlanta

 

Len Robbins

The Clinch County News, Homerville

 

Dan Pool

Pickens County Progress

 

Otis Brumby III

Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta

 

Rachel Rainey

The Times-Georgian, Carrollton

 

Beth Neely

The Newnan Times-Herald

 

Buff Leavy

The Brunswick News

 

David Maxwell

Donalsonville News

 

Eric NeSmith

Community Newspapers Inc.

Randy Wind

Cairo Messenger