July 21 2021:
SLDN Takes on Membership Standards:
The Silver Lake Daily Newsletter recently applied for membership in the Online News Association and notice of acceptance into membership was received in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
"News Media Alliance members represent news media organizations in the U.S. and around the world – dailies and weeklies, community-based and nationally focused, in large cities or small towns – that share a quality and continuity in their product. Eligibility standards are established by the News Media Alliance Board of Directors.
"News Media Alliance fosters strength and unity in the industry through the “Group Membership” provision, also set forth by the News Media Alliance Board of Directors.
"Any print and/or digital news organization with a dedicated professional editorial staff that creates and distributes original news and related content concerning local, national, or international matters of public interest on at least a weekly basis, and that is commercially marketed through subscriptions, advertising, and/or sponsorship, shall be eligible to be a Voting Member; provided, that if such content is distributed without any form of paid subscription then at least a minimum of 25% of the editorial content must consist of current news and related content. Any newspaper or digital-only news organization satisfying the requirements above that is commonly owned by a Voting Member must also be a Voting Member of the Association."