National Federation of Press Women

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

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10/11/2021

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10/11/2021

NFPW is still looking for an At-Large Contest Director to oversee the at-large portion of the 2022 Professional Communications Contest. This is the fastest-growing part of the contest, so the director’s position is critical to the overall success of the competition.

It’s also a great way to get involved with NFPW at the national level. Please give some serious consideration to volunteering for this position, and if you think you might be interested, contact Contest Director Teri Ehresman in the next day or two at [email protected]. You can also contact NFPW’s administrative team at [email protected] or NFPW President Karen Rowley at [email protected].

Job opportunity with a wonderful group supported by NFPW!
09/15/2021

Job opportunity with a wonderful group supported by NFPW!

We're hiring! Our communications team is looking for a coordinator to support our digital media strategy.

If you are:
✅ Social media savvy
✅ Always looking for new trends in video & graphic design
✅ Passionate about gender equity and journalism
Apply! https://bit.ly/IWMF_Comms

I remember the wonderful work done by newspapers in the wake of Katrina.
09/03/2021

I remember the wonderful work done by newspapers in the wake of Katrina.

I remember the wonderful work done by newspapers in the wake of Katrina.

Are you ready to start conference today??? First session is noon Central Daylight time. Remember to calculate your local...
06/11/2021

Are you ready to start conference today??? First session is noon Central Daylight time. Remember to calculate your local time:
Eastern = PLUS 1 hour
Mountain = MINUS 1 hour
Pacific = MINUS 2 hours
Alaska = MINUS 3 hours

See you soon!!!

Are you ready to start conference today??? First session is noon Central Daylight time. Remember to calculate your local time:
Eastern = PLUS 1 hour
Mountain = MINUS 1 hour
Pacific = MINUS 2 hours
Alaska = MINUS 3 hours

See you soon!!!

Conference starts tonight with our membership meeting at 6 PM Central Daylight Time. Click the link on your email for se...
06/10/2021

Conference starts tonight with our membership meeting at 6 PM Central Daylight Time. Click the link on your email for sessions early because you need to log into the NFPW website to access the links. Your board won't look as fancy tonight as we did on our final night in Baton Rouge back in 2019 (was that only 2 years ago??).

📷 Connie Wilson

Conference starts tonight with our membership meeting at 6 PM Central Daylight Time. Click the link on your email for sessions early because you need to log into the NFPW website to access the links. Your board won't look as fancy tonight as we did on our final night in Baton Rouge back in 2019 (was that only 2 years ago??).

📷 Connie Wilson

The email to conference registrants with links to the Zoom sessions was sent yesterday. If you don't see it, search your...
06/09/2021

The email to conference registrants with links to the Zoom sessions was sent yesterday. If you don't see it, search your spam folder for this address: [email protected].

The email to conference registrants with links to the Zoom sessions was sent yesterday. If you don't see it, search your spam folder for this address: [email protected].

Spotlight on Dina Pruitt!  Next Friday she will be giving social media tips that will make an impact.  Don't miss it!  S...
06/04/2021

Spotlight on Dina Pruitt! Next Friday she will be giving social media tips that will make an impact. Don't miss it! Sessions are available until June 30 for all registrants.

Spotlight on Dina Pruitt! Next Friday she will be giving social media tips that will make an impact. Don't miss it! Sessions are available until June 30 for all registrants.

"Black journalists like Ida B. Wells combatted misinformation about the conflicts." Some things may not seem to change. ...
06/01/2021
Not just Tulsa: Racist mobs were 'widespread and a constant concern' 100 years ago

"Black journalists like Ida B. Wells combatted misinformation about the conflicts." Some things may not seem to change. Learn more about Ida B. Wells from her granddaughter Michelle Duster. Link to conference session in comments.

Tulsa's anti-Black mob violence in 1921 was not the only tragedy of its kind. A look at tragedies that haven't gained the same recognition.

Spotlight on one of our fabulous speakers, Adena White!  Have you ever thought about what it takes to start a podcast?  ...
05/24/2021

Spotlight on one of our fabulous speakers, Adena White! Have you ever thought about what it takes to start a podcast? Don't miss this session! Find out more: nfpw.org/conference

Spotlight on one of our fabulous speakers, Adena White! Have you ever thought about what it takes to start a podcast? Don't miss this session! Find out more: nfpw.org/conference

Spotlight on one of our amazing  speakers, Kat Robinson!  Register today at www.nfpw.org/conference and have access to a...
05/19/2021

Spotlight on one of our amazing speakers, Kat Robinson! Register today at www.nfpw.org/conference and have access to all sessions through June 30, 2021. Plus receive one of Kat's recipes...special treat for all registrants!

Spotlight on one of our amazing speakers, Kat Robinson! Register today at www.nfpw.org/conference and have access to all sessions through June 30, 2021. Plus receive one of Kat's recipes...special treat for all registrants!

Last chance for the early rate!  Register today to get the lowest rate on registration for the 2021 NFPW Virtual Confere...
05/14/2021

Last chance for the early rate! Register today to get the lowest rate on registration for the 2021 NFPW Virtual Conference. Access all sessions until June 30! Check out the full schedule at www.nfpw.org/conference

Last chance for the early rate! Register today to get the lowest rate on registration for the 2021 NFPW Virtual Conference. Access all sessions until June 30! Check out the full schedule at www.nfpw.org/conference

Only a few days left to enter the NFPW Communications Contest and beat the late fee deadline. The Contest offers categor...
01/18/2021
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Only a few days left to enter the NFPW Communications Contest and beat the late fee deadline. The Contest offers categories across all forms of communication.

Chances are if you communicate for a living, we have a category for you! See how your work stacks up against your peers, get national recognition for your work, and get feedback from experts in your field. Entries received by January 27, 2021 avoid the $25 late fee. Enter today!

Arkansas Press Women invites you to Arkansas in 2021 for the NFPW Conference. Led by co-chairs Kristin Netterstrom Higgins and Debbie Miller, the APW conference team is back at work, planning to share inspiring speakers and the best of Arkansas hospitality with you in June. Our goal is to take the g...

Good safety information here from U.S. Press Freedom Tracker for anyone covering next week's inauguration — or any event...
01/16/2021
CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the build-up to the U.S. presidential inauguration - Committee to Protect Journalists

Good safety information here from U.S. Press Freedom Tracker for anyone covering next week's inauguration — or any event with the potential for violent protests.

Tensions remain high in the U.S. in the build-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021.  Following the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6, which resulted in the death of five individuals and numerous media workers being threatened and ...

10/13/2020

We have a new website! Please visit www.nfpw.org All members should have received an email with directions on how to login to the Members Only area. Contact the office with questions: [email protected]

Remember when we discussed this in Baton Rouge? One step down...
09/23/2020
House of Representatives Passes Fallen Journalists Memorial Act

Remember when we discussed this in Baton Rouge? One step down...

The Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation, News Media Alliance, National Newspaper Association and National Association of Broadcasters today commended the U.S. House of Representatives on passing bipartisan legislation authorizing the FJM Foundation to establish a national memorial that hono...

In all that we do, we must remember our code of ethics, "...With truth as my ultimate goal, I will adhere to the highest...
06/15/2020
Fox News Removes a Digitally Altered Image of Seattle Protests

In all that we do, we must remember our code of ethics, "...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. ..."

Fox News removed photos accompanying its coverage of Seattle’s demonstrations from its website on Friday after acknowledging that one was a combination of several different images and a second photo was of a fiery scene in a different city. 

We join National Press Club and 26 other journalism organizations to protest the use of violence by law enforcement acro...
06/02/2020
Journalism groups call for police nationwide to halt use of violence, arrests against journalists covering protests

We join National Press Club and 26 other journalism organizations to protest the use of violence by law enforcement across the country against journalists covering protests.

The nation’s leading journalism and press freedom organizations today called on law enforcement, mayors and governors across the country to halt the unprecedented assault against journalists in the field covering the protests for social justice. 

With apologies for the short notice; if this topic interests you, the webinar starts in about an hour.
05/28/2020
Flash Briefing: Tracking the Anti-Vaccination Movement - National Press Foundation

With apologies for the short notice; if this topic interests you, the webinar starts in about an hour.

Flash Briefing: Tracking the Anti-Vaccination Movement   Vaccine opposition messages, especially in social media, have more than doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Leaders of the U.S. anti-vaccine movement — fewer than 200 people in total — have allied themselves with opponents of quara...

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IWPA's High School Communications Contest sends first place winners onto national judging with the National Federation of Press Women. Student communicators of all genders and talents welcome to enter!
NFPW needs some volunteers to help with the professional communications contest. 1) we need one or two people to help reach out and find judges for the at-large and/or professional communications contest. 2) we also need a volunteer to help with the at-large contest certificates. We have the certificates designed, we need someone who will add the entrant's name, category judged and placement and then email the certificates to the winners. If you, or someone you know, can help with these contest tasks, please email Teri at [email protected] or Karen at [email protected]
IWPA's Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest could be the first, state-level stop on your way to national recognition from the National Federation of Press Women. Visit the link for full competition rules and to start your entries today!
IWPA/NFPW members, non-members, students and retired communicators: renew your dues for the 2022 programming year, or consider joining our community for the first time. We're pleased to announce that membership rates remain the same as 2021, with the same great benefits: the Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest, prime selling space at Printer's Row Lit Fest and a variety of other career and networking opportunities. All ages, genders and creative are welcome to the oldest continuous woman’s organization in Chicago, and the founding mother of the National Federation of Press Women.
If you haven't opened the latest issue of Agenda yet, you haven't seen President Karen Rowley's message. It's a call to renew your membership. I thought I would share it here to encourage our members and friends to check out Agenda and to remind you to renew, join or even re-join. By Karen Rowley NFPW President The lifeblood of any organization is the people who make it go. NFPW is no different. Our members are the ones who inspire us, who challenge us, who enable us to get things done. But, as is frequently the case right now, organizational memberships are declining, and the bulk of the work that goes into keeping an organization vital and relevant tends to rest on a few people. Again, NFPW is no different. I’d like to change that. As NFPW kicks off its 2022 membership renewal effort, I want to encourage each of you not only to renew your membership, but also to invite at least one other person to become a new member. It’s an idea I’m shamelessly borrowing from others, but I think it’s a good one. And, even if just a few of the people you invite say yes, we will have taken a significant step in increasing our numbers. NFPW and its state affiliates have much to offer communication professionals across the spectrum, and I hope you’re all able to call those things to mind when talking with potential new members. They include developing professional networks, investing in your careers, learning from your peers, expanding your skills and receiving recognition for your work. In addition, NFPW offers affordable libel insurance for members, and the NFPW Education Fund provides grants for professional development opportunities. I also want to encourage you to be more involved with both your affiliate and the national organization. NFPW offers members an opportunity to get involved in efforts such as supporting the First Amendment or nurturing the next generation of communicators. In addition, we are always looking for members to help with contests, meetings, conferences and other projects or events, as well as take more active roles at both the state and national levels. In sum, NFPW and its affiliates offer members a lot! Please give some thought as to how you can be more involved, and please take this opportunity to renew your membership for next year. Encourage others to do the same. (On a side note, the national dues will remain the same for 2022 as they were for 2021 – $85. Given the difficulties many of us have faced in the past year, the NFPW board elected not to increase dues for next year.) At-Large Contest Director This is a terrific opportunity to play a bigger role with the national organization. We need someone to oversee the at-large portion of the 2022 Professional Communications Contest, the fastest-growing part of our contest. The director would be responsible for monitoring entries, answering questions from entrants, finding judges and making sure the judging is completed on time. You would not be on your own, however. Contest Director Teri Ehresman, NFPW Executive Director Cate Langley and I will all be there to provide support. If you’ve never thought about taking on this type of position before, I urge you to consider it. I had the honor of being the director of the National High School Communications Contest for a few years, and it was one of the most interesting, inspiring and sometimes frustrating things I’ve ever done. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything. If you might be interested, please contact Teri at [email protected] or me at [email protected]. 2022 NFPW Conference As of now, we are planning to hold an in-person conference next year in Fargo, North Dakota, hosted by North Dakota Professional Communicators. The dates for the conference will be June 23-25, 2022, and the hotel will be the Radisson Blu in downtown Fargo. So, mark your calendars and plan to attend! As we have more information — particularly about conference and hotel registrations — we will pass that along. MemberClicks Finally, please take a moment to read NFPW Executive Director Cate Langley’s piece on age 15 about MemberClicks — our website management software. In her article, she explains what MemberClicks is, how it works and what you can do to make sure you’re fully plugged in and able to take advantage of all of its many features.
NFPW 2022 Communications Contest Opens for Entries The National Federation of Press Women's 2022 Professional Communications Contest Entries for the 2022 contest must be published or broadcast in some format between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. The NFPW professional contest is a two-tiered contest. Entrants first enter a state level contest in the state they live in or are a member of, People living in a state without a state contest, are encouraged to enter the at-large contest. When entries warrant in the at-large contest, the contest may be split into regions to create a more level playing field. First-place winners in the state-level contest and the at-large contests are eligible to move to the national level of judging. To be eligible for compete in the national level, the entrant must be a member in good standing with the National Federation of Press Women. Unless the affiliate contest requires membership to participate, the entrants can join NFPW once they learn of their winning status. The deadline to join to compete in the national contest is March 15, 2022. The professional contest deadlines are: Entry deadline -- January 19, 2022 at noon in the entrant's time zone (the first entry submitted by an entrant after this deadline will be charged a $25 fee) Winners must be NFPW members -- March 15, 2022 National winners announced and honored at NFPW conference in June 2022 The National Federation of Press Women's 2022 High School Contest In conjunction with the professional contest, the NFPW Education Fund is also launching the NFPW High School Communications Contest for all high school students. The student entries must be published between Feb. 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022. The high school contest is a three-tier contest. The entries are first submitted to a state contest. In states without high school contest, students are encouraged to enter the at-large contest. First place winners will advance to the national contest where the entries will compete against other first place entries. The national first place winners will receive a $100 cast prize (per category). The national first place winners will then advance to another round of judging where the top winner will be selected and honored with an Award of Achievement for their entry judged as the "best of the best." The winner will receive a $250 cash award and the student's high school journalism program will also receive a $250 cash award. The high school contest entry deadline is Wednesday, February. 9, 2022 at noon in the entrant's time zone. For category and entry questions related to either contest contact Teri Ehresman, NFPW contest director, at [email protected] or 208-521-5171 For questions and issues relating to submitting the entries, password issues, etc. contact [email protected]
Outrageous! I am pleased to hear these students and their teacher (who resigned over the issue) are getting the legal support they deserve. Arkansas Press Women - APW, how can Colorado Press Women support?
The ISLAND LIFE photography essay published in the Summer 2020 issue of Edible Delmarva received top honors in the 2021 National Federation of Press Women's (NFPW) communications contest. The piece won first place in the Photography category. More than 2000 entries were submitted to the contest from professionals working in 38 states and Washington DC. The NFPW is an organization of both professional women and men working in the field of communications, including but not limited to broadcast and print journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, graphic design and photography. - to view the whole photography essay, click on the link below - edibledelmarva.ediblecommunities.com/things-do/chesapeake-island-life-smith-and-tangier-islands
We're so proud of the Illinois high schools, students and advisors who came away winners in this year's National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest! And special congratulations to Bayarmaa Bat-erdene and Victoria Feng of Adlai E. Stevenson High School, and Brandon Eddy of Homewood-Flossmoor High School for first place recognition in their categories. Click the link to read more, and for a full list of national winners from the Land of Lincoln.