National Federation of Press Women  

The National Federation of Press Women ( is a dynamic nationwide organization of professional women - and men - pursuing careers across the communications spectrum encompassing everyone from experienced professionals, to retirees, to students. This year we celebrate our 70th anniversary and are proud to partner with the National Women's History Museum for this cyber-exhibit.

We salute the outstanding efforts of the National Women's History Museum in reminding the public of women's enormous contributions to the journalism profession. We are proud that many of our outstanding NFPW members have contributed to this glorious history. This remarkable collection of journalists and their achievements can be found at:

Individually, we work in print and electronic journalism, public relations, advertising, freelancing, graphic design, new media,  marketing, photography and more. We're authors and educators. Some of us 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.

NFPW offers 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 the National Federation of Press Women.

NFPW is proactive - reaching out to support literacy and women's issues and vigorously engaging in advocacy for First Amendment and freedom of information issues. NFPW has never wavered in its support for the Equal Rights Amendment which has yet to become part of the U.S. Constitution.

The NFPW Education Fund is a separate 501(c)3 organization that supports education efforts for NFPW members and other organizations, and sponsors growth opportunity programs for budding student journalists.

Consider our partnership with other organizations:

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, in cooperation with the NFPW Education Fund, prints the winners of our annual High School Communications Competition in its publications distributed to high school journalism advisors. Our competition is the only one of its kind in the nation for high school students, and is endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

We are active in the Council of National Journalism Organizations, a coalition that focuses on shared concerns, including the free flow of news and information plus technological and professional innovations.

The National Federation of Press Women President serves on the World Press Freedom Committee Board of Directors. This committee is an international umbrella organization that includes 45 journalistic groups - print and broadcast, labor and management, journalists,
editors, publishers and owners on six continents - united in defense and promotion of press freedom.

NFPW is part of the coalition supporting the Library of Congress Center of the Book Reading Promotion Partners. Coalition members share NFPW's interest in promoting reading and writing.


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