American Press Association Mission Statement
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” M. Gandhi
APA is an advocate for national and international news, freedom of the press and open government.
APA is dedicated to helping members advance editorial excellence, financial viability, professional development and a high standard of publication quality, national and/or international leadership.
APA supports high professional standards in photojournalism, photography, videography, and journalism by promoting a free and unrestricted exchange of information throughout the globe.
APA gives voice to citizens’ press, welcomes freelance photographers and videographers.
APA publishes and promotes the work of its members using social and electronic media
APA promotes photojournalism, action and glamor photography, macro and microphotography, documentary and travel photography, art and underwater photography and videography, portraiture, wedding and advertising photo/videography.