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About The US Press Association, US Press Association Press Pass & Credentials

Welcome to the US Press Association, an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering freelance journalists, professional journalists, and new media. We champion the freedom of the press, believing that information, ideas, and opinions should be shared without interference or prosecution by the government.

Founded in 1999, the US Press Association ensures that freelance journalists, including bloggers, photographers, podcasters, videographers, and writers, receive the same rights and privileges as their counterparts in mainstream media. As our organization grew, so did the number of professionals who chose to join us.

With a vision for the future impact of new media, we understand the importance of providing an outlet for freelance journalists and professionals from all media backgrounds. Our members receive credentials, granting them access and privileges domestically and internationally.

Joining the US Press Association empowers freelancers and professionals to compete with larger corporate media structures. We foster a supportive community that advances our common cause of seeking, describing, capturing, and reporting stories and events that resonate with our respective audiences.

By becoming a member, you gain full control over your content, including earning potential from your original work. We serve as a liaison between our members and event coordinators, facilitating coverage of stories through various mediums such as written word, photography, videography, and audio.

With one of the largest and most diverse communities of writers, bloggers, photographers, videographers, and other new media journalists, the US Press Association offers a platform to connect and grow. Join us to shape the future of new media, journalism, and the art of communication.

In the Thirteen Colonies before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the media was subject to a series of regulations imposed by British authorities who attempted to prohibit the publication and circulation of information of which they did not approve. One of the earliest cases concerning freedom of the press occurred in 1734 when John Peter Zenger, publisher of The New York Weekly Journal, was acquitted of a libel case brought against him by British governor William Cosby. The publication continued until 1751, at a time when there were only two newspapers in New York City and the second was not critical of Cosby's government.

Today, we stand by the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, which permits information, ideas, and opinions without interference, constraint, or prosecution by the government.

Please note that the US Press Association is independent of and not affiliated with the United States Federal Government.

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