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American Press Association press credentials are recognized throughout the world.
An accreditation with an established press agency is critical to authenticate and legitimize your credibility and access to national and international events. The American Press Association is the oldest news press agency in the U.S. established in Chicago in 1882.
As an APA member, you will have an instant access to cover venues, such as conferences, conventions, primaries and political rallies, international trade shows and expos, art and fashion shows, backstage access to music festivals and sporting events. (Access to major sporting events is only available to long-term lease participants.)
First year membership $329
Yearly renewal $95
US and CANADA: 800-382-4667
Internationally: +1 (978) 413-3933
All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.
A global community
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, videographer, publisher, photojournalist, you gain access, close and personal, to local, national, and international events and venues.
APA regularly features members who have excelled in their journalistic or photographic work, bringing you business from your local community.
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. (Note: major international events administrators will request scanned or linked examples of your published, editorial work in assigning publication with bylined coverage within the photographic space, in the last three months. )
Tools for the way you work
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Watch this BBC “Smartphone Journalism” video and learn some of the simple techniques you can use to get the very best quality material out of whichever device you are using. Explore. Practice and get comfortable with many of these techniques, and you’ll soon will be unleashing the power of the mobile newsroom in your pocket.