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National Press Photographers Association (USA)

Submitted by jboyd on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:51
NPPA, National Press Photographers Association (USA)
120 Hooper St.
Chief Executive Name
Akili Ramsess
Chief Executive Title
Executive Director
Chief Executive Email
Key representative
Mickey Osterreicher
General Counsel
Key representative
Alicia Calzada
Deputy General Counsel
The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of visual journalism, its creation, practice, training, editing and distribution, in all news media and works to promote its role as a vital public service.
The objects and purposes of this association are to advance visual journalism in all its forms.
1. Encourages visual journalists to reflect high standards of quality in their professional performance and in their personal code of ethics. NPPA strives to create, promote and maintain a high spirit of community and a high standard of conduct among its members.
2. Opposes violations and infringements of the rights of visual journalists or their organizations. It strives to promote a better understanding of visual journalists’ problems.
3. Supports legislation favorable to, and opposes legislation unfavorable or prejudicial to visual journalists. It shall work to maintain freedom of the press in all its forms, and to execute the Constitutional rights of journalists.
4. Cooperates with recognized local visual journalism associations consistent with the aims and objectives of NPPA.
5. Provides educational opportunities for those involved in all forms of visual journalism.
6. Commits to reflecting diversity in all of NPPA’s activities
Year operations began
NPPA has some 4,500 members, which encompasses “three facets of visual journalism: still images, video, and multimedia”.