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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2020-2021

GPA Officers

President

Alan NeSmith


The Northeast Georgian, Cornelia

Vice President

Mike Gebhart

Southern Community Newspapers Inc.

 

Treasurer

Kathleen Russell


The Darrien News

 

Immediate Past President

Dan Pool


Pickens Progress

 

Past President Liaison

Randy Wind

The Cairo Messenger

 

2020-2021

Board of Directors

Keith Barlow

The Union-Recorder, Milledgeville

DuBose Porter

The Courier Herald, Dublin

Wayne Curtis

Daily Report, Atlanta

Len Robbins

The Clinch County News, Somerville

Alan Davis

The Daily Tribune News, Cartersville

Otis Brumby III

Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta

Patrick Graham

The Walton Tribune, Monroe

Michael Traynor

Savannah Morning News

Buff Leavy

The Brunswick News

Dianne Yost

Morgan County Citizen, Madison

Eric NeSmith

Community Newspapers Inc.

Terri Statham

Georgia Electric Membership Corp.

Dan Ponder

Donalsonville News