Better Know A Media Org: NPPA

nppa-60a.gifToday’s organization: National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

About the organization:

Founded in 1946, The NPPA continues to attract the best in news photography, video and multimedia. It is this professional diversity that sets the NPPA apart from other organizations. As a member, you will have the opportunity to be part of an organization renowned for its expertise, ethics, and ideals as well as an organization dedicated to advancing this profession into the rapidly changing 21st century.

Number of members:9,000

To join, you must:

Professional membership in the NPPA is open to all individuals who are working or aspiring towards working in the field of visual journalism. This includes those who work or freelance in photography, multimedia, audio, video, design, editing, producing, teaching, writing, reporting, or visual journalism on the Web. Members of the NPPA may work for an organization or institution, or be self-employed.

You’ll get:
Access to the NPPA job bank
Free critiques

And for that, you’ll pay:
Professional – $110 annually
Family – $60 annually
Student – $65 annually
Retired – $65 annually
International – $180 annually (airmail) $125 annually (surface mail)

We’ve compiled as many professional organizations as we can find in all the disciplines that mediabistro visitors work in, and will be featuring one a day til we run out. We’re going in alphabetical order so nobody feels slighted, but if we skipped your favorite group by mistake, please let us know.