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US Press Association Credentials Help You Comply & Be Verified

The following is a fairly standard application and list of requirements for journalists to cover/attend events. 

These requirements are not ones we ask of you but rather ones we can help you satisfy as a member.

The US Press Association can help you satisfy all of these requirements.

Media & Analyst Pass Requirements
Media Credentials are only provided to reporters and free-lancers who work for established print, online and broadcast news organizations and industry and financial analysts employed by or belonging to a recognized association, firm or media agency. 

Media Credentials will also be granted on a case-by-case basis, and through invitations to cover the event. A history of being registered at previous events/summits DOES NOT guarantee approval or waive the credential requirements. You will need to follow the application guidelines below.
THE -------- ---------- reserves the right to revoke THE Media/Analyst Passes at any time. Media/Analyst Passes will not be granted to anyone whose principal purpose for the event is, in our judgment, for reasons other than covering them as working news media.
Please review Media/Analyst Pass Requirements below:

Print & Newswire Reporters To qualify as media, print and newswire reporters must provide:

•A bylined industry-related article from your publication written by you and published within the last two (2) months; the copy must clearly show the name of your publication and your byline.

Freelance Reporters & Photographers - freelance reporters attending on behalf of established news organizations or associations. Marketing, PR, business development or other industry executives who contribute bylined articles to news outlets, online sites or blogs MAY BE eligible for Media Passes on a case by case

To qualify as media, freelance reporters must provide BOTH:

•A letter from a director/editor on organization letterhead stating that you are covering the event for their news organization or one recognized by their association; AND

•A bylined, industry-related article from the publication/website/blog you are representing, published within the last two (2) months; the copy must clearly show the name of the publication and your byline.

Online Reporters - To qualify as media, online reporters must provide:

•A link to your website displaying your name and title appearing in an editorial capacity, including a bylined, industry-related article from your publication, written by you and published within the last two (2) months; the copy must clearly show the name of the publication and your byline.

• Websites must post original, dated, industry-related news at least once per week. Website content must extend beyond newsletters, links, forums, personal diaries, opinion and personal analysis. Company websites, fan sites, personal blogs and news aggregator sites DO NOT qualify for Media Passes.

Broadcast Reporters & Photographers

Please Note: Each member of a broadcast crew must register separately.
To qualify as media, broadcast journalists and photographers must provide:

•A link to an article or page displaying your name on the masthead in an editorial capacity; OR

•A letter from a producer/editor or director of a journalistic association on company letterhead with contact information stating that you are on assignment.

Please be aware that these are standard requirements. Some requirements may be more leinent while others may be far more stringent. Becoming a member of the US Press Association can help satisfy general as well as specific requirements specified by many event coordinators. 

We also help our Canadian international members satisfy the requirements to join UNIFOR.



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