Journalists representing APA are expected to maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
Professional photography equipment is essential to working in this industry.
Journalists requesting permission to cover any event can expect to be granted access if they are professional, courteous and non-demanding.
Any misuse of American Press Association press credentials will result in the revocation of your press privileges. We expect all members to conduct themselves in the most professional and ethical way.
Press privileges are just that — not a right. Request to cover any event is at the discretion of the event holder.
You are about to join a group of international journalists and photojournalists that puts you shoulder to shoulder with some of the most recognized mass media around the world.
As an American Press Association journalist, photographer, photojournalist, videographer, correspondent, or publisher, you gain access, close and personal, to local, national, and international events and venues.
APA features members on its website, including their professional profile , contact information, social snap options: websites, Instagram, Flickr, PayPal, FB, Twitter, etc.
In some cases, if requested by event organizers, we provide letters on APA letterhead saying that you have been assigned to represent American Press Association detailing coverage of the specific show.
As an American Press Association member, you will have an instant access to cover various venues: conferences, political events, international trade show and expos, art and fashion shows, backstage access to music festivals and sporting events. you gain access, close and personal, to local, national, and international events and venues. Access to major sporting events is only available to long-term participants.
First year membership $329
Yearly renewal $95
All major credit cards, PayPal and Apple Pay are accepted.
An accreditation with an established press agency is critical to authenticate and legitimize your credibility and access to national and international events.
American Press Association membership consideration is predicated upon a brief phone interview. (800) 382-4667 or (978) 413-3933
not supported by a major news press agency organization. The legitimacy of these website-press-pass-mills is questionable and often fraudulent.
Press Pass Credentials from illegitimate websites hawking cheap Press ID cards are not considered as legitimate in the journalistic world by rating press agencies. Your access to events will often be denied if perceived that you’re presenting non-credible credentials.
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