UNITING THE MOVEMENT
We bring together the best of the independent media in the UK to help fight for our collective rights, as well as, the rights of the public to receive news free from corporate and state control.
Join 75+ independent media organisations, reaching 3 million people across the UK, in running the IMA. As a democratically run organisation, you can vote in our elections, join a working group, or stand as a board member.
Celebrate at our annual awards ceremony – the Independent Media Awards – recognising the best of the best, from Investigation of the Year to Most Innovative Print Publication.
Training and events
Tap into a host of resources, including workshops, training, professional advice, and how-to guides. Members also help us produce research on the independent media sector.
JOIN THE IMA
Our membership benefits give you access to:
A community of like-minded individuals and organisation who are dedicated to learning, sharing and supporting each other
Fortnightly working group meetings where you can connect with your colleagues, lead projects, and get inspired by the people around you
Education and training opportunities that will help you grow your skill set as well as your professional network, especially focused around fundraising and growing your audience
A voice on the national stage: we’ll help you fight for your rights in the National Union of Journalists, on social media platforms, in Parliament and across the media industry.
Eliz Mizon, Communications Lead at the Bristol Cable
"The IMA is a hub of support for the UK’s vibrant and crucial independent media industry. As well as providing advice, and campaigning on behalf of the needs of the sector, the IMA also acts as a connection point for independent journalists to find community and share resources."