NPPA Constitutional Rights Panel Set For Texas In September

Aug 27, 2015 Advocacy
A panel discussion concerning the constitutional right to photograph and record in public, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association, will take place Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX.

NPPA Helps Revise Taylor Swift Credential Agreement

Jul 21, 2015 Advocacy

ATHENS, GA (July 21, 2015) – Recently there were many news stories about pop icon Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple saying that she was not going to agree to their terms for distributing her music on iTunes.

NPPA Preparing Official Comments On Copyright Challenges For Photographers

Jul 16, 2015 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association is drafting official comments to the United States Copyright Office regarding copyright protection of visual work.

In The Public Eye: Police, Cameras And The Constitution

Jun 19, 2015 Advocacy
The general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, Mickey H. Osterreicher, recently participated in a panel discussion at the Newseum on the topics of police, cameras, and the Constitution.


On Friday, June 12, 2015 the NPPA submitted the following Memorandum in Opposition to a proposed bill that would require written permission from anyone being treated by a first responder (police, fire, EMT) in a public place prior to the "making or broadcasting" of their image. NPPA asserts, that if enacted, such a law would be an unconstitutional prior restraint and an abridgment of the First Amendment. This bill will be considered by the NYS Assembly Codes Committee on Monday, June 15, 2015. Please contact Assemblyman Joe Lentol at 518.455.4477 to voice your opposition.

Judge Orders Sanctions Against Atlanta Police Department for Obstructing Filming Police Conduct

ATLANTA– On May 13, 2015, United States District Judge Steve C. Jones found the City of Atlanta in contempt of court and imposed sanctions for the city’s failure to comply with obligations set forward in a prior Court Order on behalf of a woman whose constitutional rights were violated when she was arrested as she peaceably photographed police activity in 2009.

Advice For Covering High Conflict News Stories

Apr 28, 2015 Advocacy
Due to the circumstances in Baltimore, MD, the National Press Photographers Association's Advocacy Committee has posted some practical guidelines for photojournalists who are covering high conflict news stories.

Practical Advice About Covering High Conflict News Stories

Apr 28, 2015 Advocacy

In wake of the events taking place in Baltimore, MD NPPA General Counsel, Mickey Osterreicher, has put together a

SPJ Honors Osterreicher, Dalglish For Exceptional Service To Journalism

Apr 22, 2015 Advocacy
The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to honor Mickey H. Osterreicher and Lucy Dalglish as Fellows of the Society. It is the highest honor given by the Society and is awarded for extraordinary contribution to the profession.

NPPA Launches Survey On Rulemaking, Drones, And Newsgathering

Mar 19, 2015 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has announced the launch of a survey of news gatherers concerning the FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) Regarding Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS).


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