An Association of Professional Communicators

Arkansas Press Women

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Who We Are

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

Arkansas Press Women

Professional Development and Support

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.


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Retired Communicators

Continuing Education

Professional development opportunities are offered throughout the year online and in-person with workshops and conferences.

Communications Contests

Professionals and students can compete statewide and nationally through annual APW communications contests.


Supporting Students

APW awards a $1,000 scholarship every year to an Arkansas college student majoring in communications or journalism. 


Michelle Duster: A Descendant Goes To Work And Reclaims History Through Her Writing

Michelle Duster: A Descendant Goes To Work And Reclaims History Through Her Writing

Michelle Duster heard her great-grandmother’s name a lot when she was growing up on the South Side of Chicago. But when people referred to “Ida B. Wells,” they weren’t talking about a person. They weren’t referring to someone born into slavery in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1862, who became one of the most famous and influential American women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they were talking about the massive housing project that was named for her.

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