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Nevada Press Association

The Nevada Press Association is the official member trade organization for news publications in the state of Nevada. It is a non-profit organization that represents seven daily and thirty-five weekly news publications in Nevada and the Lake Tahoe region of Northern California, as well as two online news services. The history of the NPA dates back to 1888, when an association of Nevada newspapers was first organized. Mark Twain was a founding member at that time. In 1924, the organization officially became the Nevada State Press Association after a journalism professor at the University of Nevada, Reno spearheaded a reorganization campaign. The organization dropped the word "State" from its name in 1995, becoming simply the Nevada Press Association. The board of directors that governs the association is composed of 11 officers elected by member newspapers from around the state.

Nevada Press Association
Rinckel Mansion
Formation1888; 131 years ago (1888)
Headquarters102 N. Curry Street, Carson City, Nevada
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Each year, the NPA hosts a Better Newspapers Contest in which member publications compete for first, second and third place in categories ranging from Best Feature to Journalist of Merit (given to journalists with less than five years of experience). The offices of the Nevada Press Association are located in the historic Rinckel Mansion.

The mission statement of the association is as follows: "The Nevada Press Association is dedicated to representing the common interests of Nevada newspapers, furthering the public's right to know through an understanding that strong newspapers (protected by the First Amendment) are the cornerstone of a democratic society, promoting a closer fellowship within the newspaper fraternity, encouraging the elevation of journalistic standards and promoting the value of newspaper advertising." [1]

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