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We're the IMA. We're here to help you.


We know that it's not always easy to find your place as a media organisation, but we are here with a solution: join the IMA! We are a community of like-minded people who want to make a difference, and we want you to be part of it.

Joining the IMA gives you access to:


  • A community of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to learning, sharing and supporting each other

  • Education and training opportunities that will help you grow your skill set as well as your professional network

  • A voice on the national stage: we’ll help you fight for your rights in the National Union of Journalists, in Parliament and across the media industry.


  • Am I eligible to join?
    To join the IMA, you must: Support the aims and purpose of the IMA For those producing news, we require outlets to be regulated by IMPRESS and/or for their core team to be NUJ members and to adhere to the NUJ code of conduct, within six months of joining Financial independence – your organisation must have 50% or less of revenue from the state or multinational corporate sources.
  • Is there a cost?
    Joining the IMA is completely free, although we welcome donations.
  • I run multiple publications, can they all join?
    Yes! When you register your interest, we’ll be in touch with you to discuss your specific needs. However, it's the publisher who gets a vote in decisions at the IMA, not the individual publications.
  • Do you have members in Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland?
    We have members from every constituent nation of the UK – you can find them on our members map here.
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