About Arkansas Press Women (APW)

Association of Professional Communicators

We are an organization serving Arkansas communicators and media professionals, including freelancers and independent contractors. Join today!

About APW

Arkansas Press Women is an association of professional communicators in journalism, public information, business, education and government.

We support each other through professional development, recognition and competition, networking among ourselves and through related organizations, and celebrating our triumphs and disasters together. We support our profession by working to protect First Amendment rights and Freedom of Information laws, adhering to a Code of Ethics and supporting youth activities and education.

We are not all female, and we work in many media — print, broadcast, online — as our profession has grown since we were founded in 1949.

Our organization is a state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women, which gives us access to national educational programs, recognition and competition, as well as opportunities to learn from our peers in other states.

APW Group


Professional Membership

$90 + $15 State Dues | $105 Total

Premium Professional Membership

$148 + $15 State Dues | $163 Total

Retired Membership

$30 + $7.50 State Dues | $37.50 Total

Student Membership

$25 + $5 State Dues | $30 Total

Associate State-Only Membership

$25 State Dues | $25 Total

Professional, Retired and Student rates include dual membership in Arkansas Press Women and National Federation of Press Women.

Student memberships are open to high school and college students. Premium Professional Membership provides active members libel insurance through the NFPW group policy. Acquire your membership now at https://nfpw.memberclicks.net/join

APW offers an Associate State-Only membership level, where members may enter the state-level contest and attend events, but they may not vote, serve as an officer or enter the national competition without first obtaining a Professional Membership.

Interested in a state-only membership? Apply here (Google Form).