The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of visual journalism – its creation, practice, training, editing and distribution – in all news media and works to promote its role as a vital public service.
There are two documents which define the governance of the NPPA:
Mission & Bylaws
Policies & Procedures
On an individual level, all our members suscribe to the NPPA Code of Ethics, which appears in the NPPA Bylaws.
NPPA is a 501c(6) non-profit professional organization with over 6,500 members. It is governed by the 15-person Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. The Executive Committee meets every month, and the full Board meets at least once a year.
Additionally, 11 geographic regions elect leaders to address local issues and reach out on a grassroots level.
The current governance structure was approved by the Board of Directors in June 2009, and put in place January 2010.
A collection of historic documents from NPPA's history - NPPA founding documents