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Important Deadlines

July 15, 2017 — Deadline for First Timer Grants for the 2017 conference — First-Timer Conference Grants are awarded annually to enable an NFPW member to attend and NFPW conference for the first time. Download the application: (docx/doc)

July 24, 2017 — Early bird registration deadline to receive discounted registration rates.

Aug. 15, 2017 — Deadline to reserve a hotel room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham at the conference rate

Grants available to attend NFPW annual conference

If you are an NFPW member who has never attended an annual conference, consider applying for a first-timer grant to attend the September conference in Alabama.

The NFPW Education Fund, supported by members through donations and participation in the silent auction at each conference, can help by offering grants to pay all or part of the registration fees for members attending their first national conference.

In addition to the opportunity to see Alabama, the 2017 conference will be a time to learn many things from keynote and workshop speakers, network with communications professionals from across the country, and, perhaps, receive honors for your work. Find information about conference sessions, pre-and post-tours, lodging and travel on the conference section of the NFPW website.

Watch for conference-related information on the NFPW website's home page, 2017 NFPW conference Facebook page and in the next edition of our AGENDA newsletter.

A first-timer grant application form is available on the "Education Fund" page of the NFPW website. The application deadline is July 15.

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The histories behind
the Federation

Oregon Press Women:
A Brief History

Oregon Press Women launched in May 1951, the same month and year when the first American woman to fly in space, Sally Ride, was born. Newspaper publisher Margaret Thompson Hill set OPW on its aspiring course as an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women.

For about a year previously, Margaret had been busy preparing the way for Oregon Press Women. She knew that women working on more than 100 weekly newspapers across Oregon had no vehicle for sharing common problems or for talking shop. As publisher of the Parkrose Enterprise in suburban Portland, Margaret had joined the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, but had found that it virtually ignored any female opinions or ideas at its meetings. . . . Keep reading.

How to renew your membership

The holiday season is upon us, which also brings membership renewal time for affiliates and NFPW for 2017. Please visit the Join Us page for renewal information. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Giving to NFPW and the NFPW Education Fund

A donation to NFPW and the NFPW Education Fund is a great way to provide educational opportunities to members and students, provide for NFPW's long-term viability, and to ensure NFPW's many programs continue to operate. You can also make a gift to the organization as a lasting tribute to the memory of family members or friends.

Professional Development Webinars from Online Media Campus

NFPW members can now participate in high-quality, low-cost online professional development webinars from Online Media Campus, which is brought to you by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and Iowa Newspaper Foundation.

A typical webinar is a live one-hour session during the work day, costs $35 per phone line, and is archived afterward for repeat viewing. (If several people want to listen in and participate together in one room, the cost is still $35!)

For a complete list of current webinars, visit the Online Media Campus webinar schedule page.

Affordable Liability Insurance Available to NFPW Members.

Chubb has developed a media liability insurance program exclusively for members of the National Federation of Press Women. The program is affordably priced and is administered by Walterry Insurance Brokers, a brokerage firm that has been providing media liability coverage for over 20 years. Coverage is worldwide and protects you against claims arising from articles you have written which are published or disseminated by others. Information on this program is referenced on our Join page or you can contact the Media Department at Walterry Insurance Brokers at 800-638-8791. Read the full article.

About NFPW

The National Federation of Press Women is a dynamic nationwide organization of professional women-and men-pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.

Membership in NFPW is a solid investment in your career, providing opportunities to develop your professional skills, receive recognition for your work, network with peers, protect the First Amendment, and nurture the next generation of communicators.

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Leader Blogs

Marsha's Match Point Blog
NFPW President Marsha Hoffman shares her perspectives.

Talking With Teri
Former NFPW President Teri Ehresman highlights some of the Unique and Unbelievable members of the National Federation of Press Women.

Cynthia's Communique
Insights on communication trends and techniques from former NFPW President and 2012 Communicator of Achievement Cynthia Price.


NFPW Agenda

newsletter cover In this edition of the NFPW newsletter:

* NFPW 80th Anniversary

* Early-bird deadline

* Alabama Countdown

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Affordable Libel Insurance.
NFPW members — including freelancers and other individual communicators — are eligible for affordable media liability coverage through a program developed exclusively for the National Federation of Press Women.

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