Apply online to join IMPRESS.

At a time when quality journalism is under more pressure than ever, IMPRESS provides publishers and the journalists who write for them with the protection and the support they need to do their job, hold the powerful to account and speak with confidence and security.

What publishers gain from being a member of IMPRESS

  • Protection from legal costs. Our low-cost arbitration scheme means your business will be protected from the threat of legal action in response to investigative reporting.
  • Support the future of journalism. Be a part of the future of news media, building on the core principles of the past, while innovating to deal with the challenges of the digital age.
  • Gain a network.  Join a group of dynamic, innovative organisations, sharing expertise and learning from each other.

You can find full details of the benefits of IMPRESS membership here.

Joining IMPRESS can cost as little as £50 a year for organisations with turnover up to £100,000, with a sliding scale for larger organisations based on turnover.

To join IMPRESS, sign up by filling in this online application.


We are a regulator designed for the future of media, building on the core principles of the past, while innovating to deal with the challenges of the digital age.

Ready to tackle contemporary challenges such as fake news, build public trust in journalism, and address the increasing challenges to the media industry, working together with our members to build a thriving future for quality journalism in the public interest.

We work with editors and publishers to ensure that their journalists are clear on how to protect themselves and their publications from risk. We do this by providing you with a clear Standards Code fit for the future of publishing, a simple 8-step compliance guide and a low-cost arbitration service for legal disputes which protects your business.

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What our members say

"We are excited to join IMPRESS and be part of this movement for a more ethical media, alongside other publishers who also want to self-regulate." Vanessa Baird, New Internationalist

“We like the idea offered by IMPRESS of a wider remit beyond regulation where it is offering publishers a forum and networking opportunity and more extensive benefits for its members.” Daniel Ionescu, The Lincolnite

We wanted to join IMPRESS because its vision for independent regulation matched our values and we felt that its mind set was forward-thinking and open to how journalism is evolving.” Sean Dagan Wood, Positive News

“I would recommend IMPRESS to any news publication – it has given Shropshire Live the validation which we did not have before.” Martin Childs, Shropshire Live