Why become a member
Membership at The Aspen Times is an investment in quality journalism accessible for all readers. Through engagement with our content creators, members will be enriched through informed participation in civic life, and The Aspen Times will benefit from a deeper connection with engaged readers.
In case you’re wondering what that really means, becoming a member of The Aspen Times represents:
- an investment in local journalism
- participation in conversations about important Aspen issues
- keeping the news free for all
- a desire to learn more about how the newsroom and your local paper operate
- connecting and making The Aspen Times even better together
- recognizing the importance of local voices and ideas and a willingness to understand different perspectives
- the continuation of a news legacy almost as old as Aspen itself
If these reasons resonate with you, read on to learn the other benefits of becoming a member!
The Aspen Times Membership will launch on August 26, 2021 as part of a celebration of the 140th anniversary of The Aspen Times
Membership Value Statement
Our membership program helps Aspenites and aspiring Aspenites who want a deeper connection to their community by providing unique insight into the stories that matter most and removing the barriers to the people who tell them and by enriching members’ lives by facilitating informed participation in civic life.
Benefits of membership
Going forward Members of The Aspen Times may choose between two levels of membership, with varying benefit perks, listed below. For the launch period only, Founding members receive all benefits of Membership Plus, as well as have a tree planted in their name, for $140 for the first year.
Aspen Times Membership Plus
$140 for the first year
for Founding Aspen Times Members
Have a tree planted in your honor thanks to a partnership with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)
after the first year, standard rates apply of $24 month / $288 per year
Aspen Times Membership
standard rate of $15 month / $180 per year
Access to at least four member networking events with The Aspen Times newsroom each year
Monthly members-only email newsletter
Public recognition for your support of local journalism
Membership Plus includes the benefits listed above, as well as:
Exclusive members-only access to public events supported by
The Aspen Times
Statement of Transparency
Editorial integrity is essential to The Aspen Times. All editorial content is overseen by the The Aspen Times Editorial Board. Donors and members, while critical to our community and mission, have no influence or sway over editorial coverage by The Aspen Times.