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The World Association of Newspapers (WAN), the global organisation for the newspaper industry, defends and promotes press freedom and the professional and business interests of newspapers world-wide. Representing 18,000 newspapers, its membership includes 77 national newspaper associations, newspaper companies and individual newspaper executives in 121 countries, 12 news agencies and 11 regional and world-wide press groups. For more information, please visit www.wan-press.org

Savings on events for ICMA members

Similar to ICMA, WAN organises high quality conferences to benefit its members, although its subject matter is considerably broader than pure classifieds. The most relevant events for ICMA members are the World Newspaper Advertising Conference focusing on generating revenues, and the World Digital Publishing Conference focusing on the latest digital developments. Why not join ICMA so that you can benefit from ICMA’s Affiliate membership and pay the lowest WAN member rate offered for all WAN events?

Research and reports

WAN also operates a substantial Reach and Information department, the most important part of which is the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper project (SFN). The project is managed by industry veteran Martha Stone and has produced several in-depth reports on the migration of classifieds from print to digital. ICMA members can access the free executive summaries of the latest reports such as ‘Digital Classifieds Survey’, ‘World Digital Media Trends 2008’ and ‘Benchmarking New Digital Revenues’. To obtain the full reports, and access to the considerable SFN library of research, WAN offers annual Company Membership at EUR 5,000 for publishers which entitles ten executives to access the archives and receive new reports. As an additional benefit, all executives benefit from significant discounts on fees for all WAN conferences.