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Washington Newspaper Publishers Association is an advocate for community newspapers, freedom of the press and open government. The association is dedicated to helping members advance editorial excellence, financial viability, professional development, and a high standard of publication quality and community leadership.

WNPA represents community newspapers in Washington state, mainly weeklies and small dailies. It is the successor to the Washington Press Association, founded in 1887 by newspapers in Dayton, Ellensburg, Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima and Walla Walla.

Today, WNPA operates a statewide advertising network, manages a website containing all the legal advertisements that were published in print newspapers, and provides training and legal advice to its members.

Members participate in our annual convention and our annual Better Newspaper Contest and join a network that delivers new revenues. We also meet each year in Olympia to question legislators and state officials and dine with the governor. Join us, and see what a difference membership can make.

Publishers are busy managing newspapers. Let the WNPA help bring the resources you need in an ever-changing landscape of news media. 

Join the WNPA and let us help you.

Click on the membership brochure to find out more about membership levels and the benefits of each. And you can always feel free to call WNPA with questions at 360-474-4160 or email