The Rhode Island Press Association is a nonprofit organization that promoting the interests of newspapers and other publications, and advances journalism standards and educational opportunities, in Rhode Island since 1886.
The purposes of the Rhode Island Press Association is to: 1. Unite the newspapers and eligible monthly publications of Rhode Island into a voluntary, non-profit and educational association; promote the welfare of the industry; and to provide a united effort of these newspapers and publications and allied arts to promote the best interests and welfare of their communities and the state of Rhode Island.
2. To secure improved standards in the practice of the profession of journalism and to promote a high standard of conduct and professional ethics. 3. To act as an educational center and medium for the dissemination of knowledge and information.