National Press Club Set to Add Bloggers to Class of Members

The June 22nd edition of National Press Club’s Record says the club’s Board of Governors will recommend to the general membership, a number of changes to the club’s Constitution and bylaws for final passage at a special meeting Monday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Standing out among the board’s recommendations is the inclusion of bloggers as a class of members:

Section 1.The Club shall consist of persons whose professional qualifications and character, in the judgment of the Board of Governors shall warrant their election to any one of the following classifications:

(a.) Active Members: Persons whose principal activity for the previous twelve months meets one or more of the following criteria: (i) Reporters, editors, writers, bloggers, publishers, editorial and news cartoonists and artists, news photographers, producers, librarians, presidents, general managers, videographers, web masters and other editorial employees who work
for qualified news outlets. Qualified news outlets include publications, news services, broadcast outlets and news internet sites that meet the following criteria…

See the record after the jump…

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