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By Rob Melton
“You do not need to ask permission from anyone to be a journalist,” explains the Periodical Publishers Association. “It is sometimes useful, however, to be able to identify yourself as a journalist when needed.”
To this end, journalistic agencies issue press cards to their reporters, columnists, writers, and photographers. These do not have the legal merits of government-issued cards, and they will not replace event-specific passes; the card only serves as proof of its bearer’s status as a legitimate newsperson according to the issuing organization. As such, card-carriers may be better able to obtain interviews, acquire information from law-enforcement, or gain access to exclusive venues.
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We recommend wearing your press pass on a lanyard or clip-on name page. Over time, people will come to recognize and trust your organization’s official pass.