The greatest asset the Virginia Press Association has is our members. To support our members, VPA offers a wide range of benefits and resources, including the following:

Advocacy and Lobbying

VPA’s expert public policy team, which includes a professional lobbyist, works year-round to protect media-related interests at the state and national levels. Issues we advocate for include Public Notices, FOIA, transparency, 1st amendment rights and more.

Recognition Programs

VPA’s awards program recognizes the hard work and talent of Virginia’s news industry each year.

Advertising Services

VPA’s advertising team works with advertising clients to place ads in VPA member publications. Members can also access our discount networks, market research, and more.

Training and Professional Development

VPA offers many opportunities for training and professional development including the annual conference, experiential workshops, webinars, and technical assistance.

Significant discounts and scholarships are available for VPA members.

Industry Resources

Members have access to our newly enhanced Job Board, FOIA/libel hotline, press services and press passes, free meeting space, publications, group insurance and more.


Regional events, committees, trainings and more designed to give members meaningful spaces to connect and exchange ideas and resources.

Peer to peer exchanges online (coming soon!).

Have any questions about your membership or how to become a member? VPA staff loves hearing from our members! Call us at 804-521-7570 or email us at

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