Oregon Press Women

Oregon's Professional Writers and Communicators since 1951
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Oregon Press Women, Inc. (OPW) is an organization of professional writers and communicators open to women and men. OPW is dedicated to excellence in communication and to protecting First Amendment freedoms.

OPW is a statewide network of corporate and freelance writers, editors, reporters, photographers, graphic designers, public relations and advertising practitioners. Among our members are communication business owners, managers, production personnel, and radio personalities. Also eligible for membership are journalism teachers and college students in a communications-related field.

OPW is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), an association for women and men representing the communications spectrum.

Code of Ethics 

National Federation of Press Women Code of Ethics

As a professional communicator, I recognize my responsibility to the public that 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.

Coming up

Oregon Press Women presents “Travel Writing Basics: How to Sell Your Stories” 

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019
Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon, St., Portland

Could you sell a story based on your vacation or business travel? Would print or online publications buy it?

Tamara Muldoon, professional travel writer and photographer, answers these questions for the curious or those wanting to expand their writing careers. "I've had the good fortune to travel and photograph subjects from around the world," she said of her publication success.

She will outline the pros and cons of freelance travel writing plus the nuts and bolts of finding markets for stories during a Portland workshop on Saturday, May 18. The workshop is open to the public.

The presentation includes hands-on exercises, take-home materials and tips on snagging special perks available to travel writers. Oregon Press Women, a statewide nonprofit communications organization, sponsors the event.

Workshop details and registration
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St.

$30 registration includes lunch and free parking
Register by May 11 with check made to Diane Lund
Mail to: 7421 SE 30th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202-8838
Registration is acknowledged by email; please include email address on your check.

Oregon Press Women (the OPW.com), Oregon's professional writers and communicators since 1951, is a state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women.

Glennis McNeal, 503-866-4757, glennis555@aol.com
Diane Lund, muzikant@aol.com

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