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The National Federation of Press Women, holding its 2017 Communications Conference in Birmingham, Ala., issues the following statement:

The National Federation of Press Women has watched with dismay as President Donald Trump has consistently demeaned and demonstrated contempt for the role of the press. He has made his anti-media position very clear, routinely labeling the media as "the most dishonest human beings on earth" and "scum" who are responsible for "fake news." He has made false accusations against journalists he sees as not advancing his interests and has not discouraged but encouraged attacks on journalists by his supporters to the point of putting journalists at risk for violence. The President has made it clear he is anti-freedom of the press. His disregard for a constitutional free press and his betrayal of First Amendment values are against all that NFPW and its First Amendment Network stand for. An informed citizenry provided by a free press is essential to the preservation of democracy.

NFPW President Marsha Hoffman
First Amendment Network Co-Directors Marsha Shuler and Angela Smith

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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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2017 Contest Results

The results of NFPW's 2017 National Communications Contest have been announced. Click the links below for an alphabetic listing of winners or for a list of winners by category. Congratulations to one and all, and thanks to all who entered this year's competition.

Alphabetic List

Winners by Category

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:

* Meet the COA candidates

* First-timer grant deadline

* Silent auction twist

Agenda submission deadlines:

  • Sept. 15 deadline for Oct. 1 publication
  • Dec. 10 deadline for Jan. 1 publication
  • March 10 deadline for April 1 publication
  • June 10 deadline for July 1 publication

About 500 words.
A word document is great, but most documents can be accepted. Submit to Cathy Koon at cakoon52@cableone.net.

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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.

NFPW Logo Wear!
We have a variety of shirts, sweatshirts and sleeveless vests with the NFPW logo embroidered on the front. Order today and wear them with pride.

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