Vision ~ Mission ~ Strategic Plan

Vision Statement

We cultivate and support diverse communication professionals who adhere to the highest ethical standards and work to ensure the public’s right to know in a free and democratic society.

Mission statement

NFPW promotes professional and ethical practices in communication by providing members tools and pathways to strengthen their skills and to advocate for the First Amendment to create an informed public.


Code of Ethics

As a professional communicator, I recognize my responsibility to the public which has placed its trust and confidence in my work, and will endeavor to do nothing to abuse this obligation.

With truth as my ultimate goal, I will adhere to the highest standards of professional communication, never consciously misleading reader, viewer, or listener; and will avoid any compromise of my objectivity or fairness.

Because I believe that professional communicators must be obligated only to the people’s right to know, I affirm that freedom of the press is to be guarded as an inalienable right of the citizens of a free society.

I pledge to use this freedom wisely and to uphold the right of communicators to express unpopular opinions as well as the right to agree with the majority.