Membership Resources

Below you will find examples of present and past resources publishers have access to as part of their IMPRESS membership, in addition to their membership benefits.


Guidance materials

> Best Practice NoteOpportunity to Respond

This IMPRESS Best Practice Note is intended to help IMPRESS regulated publishers make difficult editorial judgements about whether to offer people an opportunity to respond before a story about them is published, when that story has the potential to negatively impact on their reputation and/or some aspect of their personal or professional lives.

> Infographic: Using social media as a publisher: 5 top-tips

Do you use social media on behalf of your news organisation?

Check out our top tips guide, to help you consider the reputational, legal and ethical issues that come with using social media as a publisher. 



> Guidance - Social Media for Publishers [Membership Exclusive]

Exclusive guidance for IMPRESS publishers that considers the potential reputational, legal and ethical issues of publishing via social media, such as official social media activity, using user generated content and moderation policies. 

If you are already an IMPRESS member, please contact for more information on how to access this guidance. 




> Online Media Law: The Basics Video Series [Membership exclusive]

Understanding online media law as a publisher and how it impacts your work can often be difficult, while accessing legal information is notoriously costly. With this in mind, IMPRESS, in partnership with online media law expert Dr Holly Powell-Jones, has created an informational online media law video series, free and exclusive to IMPRESS members. 

[VIDEO] Watch the series trailer


> Guidance'Using Polls and Surveys in your Journalism'

This guidance, created in partnership with the Market Research Society, provides journalists with helpful advice and important things to note when incorporating poll and survey data in your journalism. If you are already an IMPRESS member, please contact for more information on how to access the full series. 

Social media

> Infographic: Using social media as a publisher: 5 top-tips

> Workshop: Social media & Journalism: The legal pitfalls (with expert Dr. Laura Scaife)

> Support with social media verification and resources for news publishers

> Facebook News Day for Independents - Co-organised with Facebook Journalism Project

Workshops, Training and Events 

> Webinar: Using Polls, Surveys and Research in your Journalism

> Journalism Trust Initiative workshop - Co-hosted with Reporters Without Borders

> Access to the annual IMPRESS Trust in Journalism Conference 


Regular updates on latest media policy and regulatory changes, as well as other relevant information.


Regular check-in sessions and networking opportunities

> Independent Publishers Taskforce (April-September 2019)





Membership in-depth

Compliance Guide

Publisher Compliance

IMPRESS Member Insurance Scheme

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