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What is NDPC?

North Dakota Professional Communicators is an organization of men and women employed in all aspects of communications — newspapers, public relations, education, magazines, television, radio, publishing, advertising, photography and freelance.

NDPC is committed to achieving:

  • the active and thoughtful advancement of the communications profession,
  • a statewide network for the vibrant exchange of ideas, and
  • recognition and evaluation for the outstanding work of its members.

NDPC is affiliated with the National Federation of Press Women, an organization of communication professionals from across the United States. Each state affiliate operates under its own bylaws and officers, with full access to the strength and direction of the national organization.

What does NDPC do?

North Dakota Professional Communicators:

  • Holds an annual convention in the spring and workshops in different regions of the state during the year. These statewide events offer professional development and networking.
  • Conducts a communications contest annually for members. First place winners are forwarded to national competition where NDPC members consistently excel.
  • Publishes a quarterly newsletter called Type-Hi. Members receive additional information through NFPW publications.
  • Grants scholarships to college students studying communications.
  • Provides financial support to NDPC members for individual professional development.
  • Sponsors a communications contest for college students.
  • Hosts regular meetings in some regions of the state for learning and sharing.
  • Honors a member every other year as a Communicator of Achievement.
  • Cooperates with other professional organizations such as the North Dakota Newspaper Association, International Association of Business Communicators and Northern Interscholastic Press Association.
  • Educates students and others about First Amendment rights and responsibilities.
  • Communicates with professionals across the country and benefits from services through NFPW.

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