NPPA Legal Advocacy and Education

Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, testifies before the U.S. House Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee during a hearing on “Judicial Transparency and Ethics.” Photo by John Shinkle, POLITICO

The NPPA is an active advocate for the legal rights of visual journalists. Our work includes issues connected to First Amendment access, drone regulations, unlawful assault on visual journalists and cases that affect the ability to record events and issues of public interest. Our work benefits not only individuals but the public at large.

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.

The objects and purposes of the NPPA are to advance visual journalism in all its forms:

  • Encourage visual journalists to reflect high standards of quality in their professional performance and their code of ethics. NPPA strives to create, promote and maintain a high spirit of community and a high standard of conduct among its members
  • Oppose violations and infringements of the rights of visual journalists or their organizations. It strives to promote a better understanding of visual journalists’ problems.
  • Support legislation favorable to, and opposes legislation unfavorable or prejudicial to visual journalists. It shall work to maintain freedom of the press in all its forms and to execute the Constitutional rights of journalists.
  • Cooperate with recognized local visual journalism associations consistent with the aims and objectives of NPPA.
  • Provide educational opportunities for those involved in all forms of visual journalism.
  • Commit to reflecting diversity in all of NPPA’s activities.

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Donors who have made contributions to the NPPA Legal Advocacy and Education fund.


Sonny Albarado
Arkansas Pro Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists
John Anglim
16X9 Pictures, LLC- Freelance Photojournalist
Kris Arciaga
KPBS
Louis Balicki
Freelance Photographer
Engin Beri
Anthony Bianchi
James Brown
IU School of Journalism, IUPUI and NPPF
Jennifer Brown
Robert Byrd
UGA and AP alumni
Morgan Chesky
KOMO News
Peter Churton
none
Steve Cimino
Joshua Cobb
The Examiner
Ronald Coooper
Retired journalist
James Cruz-Youll
BGSU Alum supporting NPPA in eternal gratitude to James R. Gordon
David Cuillier
Director, University of Arizona School of Journalism
Christine Daues
Former Broadcast Journalist
Cameron Davidson
NPPA member
Charles Davis
Grady College, The University of Georgia
Charles Davis
Grady College, University of Georgia
Mark Dolan
SIU
Sean Elliot
The Day Publishing Co.
Patrick Fallon
Freelance Photographer
Jenn Finch
Grady College, University of Georgia, Alumni
Joseph Finnerty
Frank Folwell
self
Gary Forman
Self
Barbara Fought
Syracuse University
David Freedman
Retired journalist
Jed Gamber
WBFF
Robert George
Paul Gessler
Proud NPPA Member
Joseph Gidjunis
Veracity Studios
Lincoln Graves
KATU-TV
Dan Grohl
KOMO TV
Carolyn Hall
Former Photojournalist, Independent Storyteller
Carolyn Hall-Jensen
Mark Hertzberg
Newspaper buyout
Bob Houghton
Georgia Association of Broadcasters
Elisa Jaffe
KOMO News
Scott Jensen
Mark Johnson
Grady College, University of Georgia
Nicholas Johnson
Steven Johnson
Boundless
Steven Johnson
SeeBoundless
University of Kansas
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Ed Kashi
self
Bruce Keilin
Yunghi Kim
yunghi kim
Yunghi Kim
Freelance
Michelle and Kim Knight
Sue Kopen Katcef
Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
Staci D Kramer
Young Kwak
Jason Lamb
Artfully Insane
David Lautenberger
Defender of the 1st Amendment
Derek Li
Syracuse University
Harry Lim
Freelance Photographer
Thomas Loebig
Scott Mackie
AJ Mast
Thomas Mathew
The Troof
Tony Mauro
National Law Journal
Thomas McCudden
Marcia Meier
Weeping Willow Books
Alex Menendez
Instinct Films
Garrett Miles
Ron Miller
Mike Morones
The Free Lance-Star
Judy Moursund
Brian O’Shea
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Cox Media Group
David Oates
University of Florida
College of Journalism and Communications
Hannah Olsen
KATU TV
Ron Page
Post-Crescent USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Laurie Pattin Glasson
Suzanne Phan
Komo News
David K Purdy
Neil Ralston
Lindenwood University
Jesus Ramirez
Genevieve Reaume
KATU
Alex Remnick
Retro Report
Teresa Ricchio
KOMO News
Scott Ripley
University Of New Hampshire
Ethan Rocke
Ethan Rocke Media
John Rudoff
Freelance Photojournalist
John Rudoff
Freelance Photojournalist
Allan Schear
Montgomery County Community College
Katharine Schoolov
KPBS
Kevin Schultz
Greg Screws
Andrew Seaman
Maureen Sheeran
Grady College, University of Georgia, alumni
Molly Shen
KOMO-TV
Minla Shields
Seth Siditsky
Advance Local
Travis Smith
Hop Studios
James Soderquist
Bob Soltys
Andrew Stanfill
The New York Times
Todd Stricker
Steve Sweitzer
Sweitzer Productions
Brady Teufel
Connie Thompson
KOMO TV
Angelica Thornton
KATU
Jane Ullah
Omid vahabzadeh
Stephen Voss
Stephen Voss Photography
Keely Walker
KOMO News
Trevor Warren
Nathan Weber
Vellum Media Chicago
DeWayne Wickham
Morgan State University
Kemi Williams
Nathan Wilson
Bryan Woolston
Bryan Woolston. Photojournalist, LLC
Robert Yingling
Former Photojournalist