Founded in 1873, Arkansas Press Association is a nonprofit organization, serving the newspapers of Arkansas. It conducts an annual convention (summer), an annual advertising conference, a multi-state circulation conference each fall and numerous workshops and seminars during the year. Currently, there are 135 newspapers that are members of the association, 99 weeklies, six semi-weeklies, 28 dailies and two free newspapers. Additionally, the press association has more than 140 Associate Members, including suppliers, manufacturers, educators, individuals and media organizations. The Arkansas Press Association has two subsidiaries, Arkansas Press Services Inc. (APS) and the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation.