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The Association


In addition to officers and directors who serve on the Board, the membership of INBA often calls on committees to achieve the goals of the organization. Committee participation is open to all members, regardless of voting status.

Archives Committee
- maintains a file of past minutes, newsletters, convention programs, and photos
- maintains a binder of INBA historical information
- maintains an "information" display board at conventions
- provides Archival Revival articles for the newsletter

Cameras and Microphones in the Courts Committee
- lobbies for electronic news coverage in trial courts
- raises funds, with other organizations, prior to filing petitions with the court

Financial Committee
- assists with fundraising activities for convention committees

- spearheads specific INBA financial campaigns and activities
- helps research best opportunities for investment and purchasing decisions
- oversees activities of the Directory and Scholarship Auction Committees

Directory Committee
- creates a directory listing stations and INBA members with contact information
- maintains updated directory information in an electronic format
- sells advertising and prints the directory at the INBA board’s request

Scholarship Auction Committee
- acquires items for the fall scholarship auction
- arranges for an auction emcee and collection of proceeds

Freedom of Information/Open Meetings Committee
- monitors Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) issues
- takes complaints on and addresses suspected FOIA/OMA violations
- informs the public and government workers about open government laws

Honors & Awards Committee
- administers the judging of student scholarships given each spring
- determines the scholarship dollar amount based on INBA Foundation earnings
- keeps a record of the scholarships and for whom they are named

Legislation Committee
- monitors state legislation on issues affecting journalism
- provides opinion as to whether the INBA board should get involved in an issue
- works with other media interests in dealing with legislative issues

Membership Committee
- implements techniques to recruit all classes of INBA members
- develops methods to retain all classes of current INBA members

Mentoring/Tape Critique Committee
- matches young mentees with professional mentors
- coordinates critiques by professionals of young members’ work

Nominations/Elections Committee
- recruits candidates for INBA offices
- conducts elections at the fall general membership meeting

Professional Development Committee
- develops workshops on reporting, writing, producing, videography & website skills
- works with convention committees in the development of convention sessions

SINBA Awards Committee
- conducts an awards contest for students
- presents awards at the spring convention
- publicizes the winners in the newsletter and on the INBA website

Website Committee
- maintains the INBA website
- acts as liaison between the INBA board and the web service provider
- assures members have access to the website's Members Only section