American Press Association Mission Statement
–Be the change you want to see in the world.
- an advocate for national and international news and freedom of the press
- dedicated to helping members advance editorial excellence, financial viability, professional development and a high standard of publication quality, national and/or international leadership
- supports high professional standards in photojournalism, photography, videography, and journalism by promoting a free and unrestricted exchange of information throughout the globe
- gives voice to citizens’ press, welcomes freelance photographers and videographers
- publishes and promotes the work of its members using social and electronic media