Mission Statement

To promote professionalism and ethical activities in journalism and communications by providing valuable networking, peer recognition and mentoring opportunities. To continually work to protect the rights of a free press within the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

Vision Statement

To create a world of ethical, professional journalists and communicators vigilantly defending our first amendment rights.  

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.