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 subscribe to the NPPA Code of Ethics, which appears in the NPPA Bylaws. The NPPA Judicial Committee investigates and adjudicates allegations made against members for violations of the code of ethics or other activities or actions detrimental to the best interests of the NPPA.
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