How to Join
Do you stand for a strong news media?
Active members are news media organizations. Please see our full list of members here.
Click to apply for active membership. All members are approved by the Board of Directors.
Active membership is open to news organizations based in and focused on Maryland, Delaware or the District of Columbia. Organizations must have a fixed name, date line, office of publication and have been published for a period of at least one year. Organizations with common ownership that are located within the geographic boundaries of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia must join as a group, each individual organization being subject to dues. Organization must use recognized standards of professional journalism and be principally devoted to the dissemination of local or general news with at least 50 percent of all editorial (non-ad) content reported and original.
Affiliate members can be individuals or corporations and gain valuable benefits through membership.
Visibility to news media organizations
Affiliate member organizations are listed in our valuable online Media Directory and can choose to be listed in our Vendor Resource Guide. Affiliate members are invited to share news and information and publicize events in the weekly Friday Planner (distributed to 1,000+ subscribers). Affiliate members may sponsor one weekly Friday Planner (listed in subject line and promotional ad) at no additional cost. Network with industry professionals at member-only events and updates.
Not sure if you're eligible to become a member of MDDC? Contact Rebecca Snyder.