Join FCPNY

Considering membership in FCPNY? We’d love to have you join us.

Your fellow members, representing more than 250 free distribution community newspapers and shopping papers published in New York, appreciate the services, information-sharing and networking opportunities provided by New York’s dynamic community newspaper industry.
For more information contact Richard Hotaling at 518-250-4194 or via email at rhotaling@nynewspapers.com.

Membership Options & Criteria:
FCPNY offers three membership options: regular voting membership; specialty membership (publications published at least six times but less than 50 issues per year) or associate (vendor) membership. Membership applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors at quarterly board meetings.

Regular Membership

Specialty Membership

Associate Membership

Free community publications with continuity of title and delivery schedule within their defined market at least 50 times per year. These publications are distributed locally to the public and contain advertising from retailers, banks, utilities, government agencies, health service providers, restaurants, leisure and travel businesses, and more.

Free community publications with continuity of title and delivery schedule within their defined market at least six times but less than 50 times per year. These publications are distributed locally to the public and contain advertising from retailers, banks, utilities, government agencies, health service providers, restaurants, leisure and travel businesses, and more.

Vendors who conduct business with community newspapers and shopping papers are encouraged to join FCPNY. We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to New York’s community newspapers and to help you showcase your products and services.

FCPNY is committed to ethical practices. All companies profess business integrity, but the power of newspapers and the impact newspapers can have on the lives of our readers, their businesses and their reputations, places special responsibility for following legal and ethical business practices.

Acceptance of membership in FCPNY includes acceptance of individual responsibility for following legal and ethical business practices. The FCPNY board of directors reserves the right, at its discretion, to bar from membership or to expel from the Association, any newspaper company that has committed any act that is contrary to the principles of legal and ethical business practices.