The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) is a leading organization in the United States that advocates for visual journalists and their work. Since its founding in 1946, the NPPA has recognized technological change and in the 21st century encompasses still images, video, and multimedia as the three areas of visual journalism. The NPPA is a nonprofit professional organization with more than 6,500 members. The association provides a community for visual journalists, as well as resources including training, advocacy, and competitions for visual journalism professionals. Among the association’s most visible activities, the NPPA publishes News Photographer magazine and has established a leading and often referenced code of ethics. This entry provides an overview of the history of the NPPA, its organizational structure, including governance and membership, ...

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