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About NFPW

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

We are diverse. We are students. We are new to our careers. We are experienced professionals, both active and retired.

Individually, we work in print and electronic journalism, public relations, advertising, freelancing, graphic design, digital media, marketing, photography and more. We're authors and educators. We own our own businesses. We work for companies, both large and small, for schools, the government and non-profits.

Collectively we are committed to the highest ethical standards in communications ... protecting First Amendment rights ... professional growth ... the next generation ... and networking with each other.

We draw strength, enrichment and friendship from one another.

Former NFPW presidents discuss what makes NFPW special.

Structure and Leadership
NFPW is comprised of affiliate organizations across the United States. Together, our national and state officers provide the leadership and impetus for progress and dynamic change within our organization.

What We Offer
Professional development ... an annual conference ... cost-effective libel insurance ... peer competition ... a grassroots First Amendment e-mail alert system ... a newsletter ... networking ... member services ... national advocacy on issues significant to us ... professional advancement grants ... student programs ... these and many more are only a few reasons why professional communicators are members of NFPW.

NFPW Code of Ethics

As a professional communicator, I recognize my responsibility to the public which has placed its trust and confidence in my work, and will endeavor to do nothing to abuse this obligation.

With truth as my ultimate goal, I will adhere to the highest standards of professional communication, never consciously misleading reader, viewer, or listener; and will avoid any compromise of my objectivity or fairness.

Because I believe that professional communicators must be obligated only to the people's right to know, I affirm that freedom of the press is to be guarded as an inalienable right of the citizens of a free society.

I pledge to use this freedom wisely and to uphold the right of communicators to express unpopular opinions as well as the right to agree with the majority.

— Adopted in 1975

Annual NFPW Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho