NPPA-L is a listserv meeting place where visual communicators -- news photographers, photo editors, systems editors, graphics editors, freelancers, page designers, journalism educators, students, and more -- can freely discuss topics of professional interest. Others interested in this field are welcome to monitor or join in the dialogue.
Topics include conventional photography, digital imaging, documentary photojournalism, ethics, copyright, reviews of new technologies, photographers in the trenches, as well as appropriate workshops, seminars and contests.
Although numerous other subjects can be discussed, the NPPA-L is not a general photography list. Its focus will be on issues related to photojournalism. So keep personal messages off the list -- direct them to the appropriate person(s) rather than to the entire list.
The list is self-moderated. You are responsible for what you post. Remember a note to [email protected] goes only to a machine and must be a command, while a note to [email protected] will be sent to everybody on the list.
The address of NPPA-L is [email protected]
If you run into difficulties:
Contact the list owner, Elliott Parker ([email protected])
A local contact is usually preferable because each site has a unique combination of hardware and software.
Mark Hertzberg ([email protected]) is the moderator of NPPA-L.
Send the command SUBSCRIBE NPPA-L W. Eugene Smith to [email protected] if your name is W. Eugene Smith; otherwise, use your name. The listserv is open to NPPA members and non-members. In a few minutes, you will get back a short acknowledgment from the server. If you did everything right and didn’t get a confirming message, wait a few hours. A gateway or node may be "down" and your email will be forwarded when things are back to normal.
To post to the list, send your message to [email protected]. It will then be distributed to everybody on the distribution list. If you send it to LISTSERV, it will be returned to you, since Listserv expects only commands, not messages. Never send attachments to NPPA-L.
The list is not moderated in the sense that all posts must be pre-approved, but you must still be subscribed to the List before you can post. The list is moderated in the sense that you will be warned if your posting was off-topic, abusive, or otherwise out of line (see below).
The List Owner and the NPPA reserve the right to bar anyone from the list for posting messages that are abusive or counterproductive.
send the command SIGNOFF NPPA-L to [email protected] Note the command must go to the listserv, not NPPA-L. This command must also come from the address from which you originally subscribed, so the listserv can find the exact match.