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Membership Benefits

Being a CUP member provides your publication with numerous benefits, including preferential rates to our annual student journalism conference, exclusive annual workshops and webinars, legal support, industry networking and more. CUP works hard to provide you with a wide variety of perks that will help strengthen your student publication  and fit your unique needs. 

CUP Members enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

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Conference Discounts 

Member publications get an exclusive discount to our annual student journalism conference, NASH. Members also receive unlimited free submissions to CUP's annual JHM Student Journalism Awards. 

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Annual Workshops

As a member, you'll enjoy complimentary access to our annual webinars and workshops, including our highly anticipated Equity Workshop and recurring regional webinars. 

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Reporting grants

We proudly offer two reporting grants focused on BIPOC and LGBTQ2IA+ reporting. These annual $300 grants are open to students from CUP Member Publications. 

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Advocacy & Outreach

CUP is committed to advocating for student journalism on a national level. We can provide letters of support, public statements, advice, consultations and more. CUP can also pursue members' best interests with government, student associations and other external bodies. 

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National NewsMedia Council

CUP’s partnership with the National NewsMedia Council offers free ethical advice and conflict management services for CUP members, including responding to allegations of bias or unpublishing requests, language when covering sexual assault cases and more. 

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CWA MediaUnion 

As a CUP member, you'll receive a free membership to the CWA MediaUnion.

Apply to journalism awards, gain funding for training opportunities and access the media union’s support. 

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Legal support

CUP covers each member’s first hour of legal costs each year, and provides access to some of the best media lawyers in Canada.

Messaging

CUP Slack

Members are invited to the CUP Slack, which offers a direct line of communication to the CUP executive team and fellow student journalists across the country. 

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Member Directory

CUP members are listed in our online member directory, featured prominently on our website. Gain visibility for your student publication. 

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Networking Opportunities

Access CUP's vast network of media professionals at networking and professional development events throughout the year. 

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Member Newsletter

Stay informed on industry news with our exclusive member newsletter, delivered to your email monthly. 

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Professional Support

Need advice or guidance? CUP can connect members with experts, resources and tools to solve any industry problem. 

More To Be Announced

This year, our Board of Directors is working extremely hard to provide our members with even more benefits and perks. Stay tuned for more updates including the return of the CUPWire!

Interested in joining CUP?

Email president@cup.ca for more information.

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