Press Credential Programs
You Must be an IFPO Member to Enroll in These Programs
GAIN ACCESS to SPORTS, CONCERTS, CELEBRITIES, BREAKING NEWS
This program is one of IFPO's first programs, inaugurated in 1986. "We call it "The Gain Access Program." Although IFPO has since created new Press Programs (such as A.I. News Service and USPRESSCORPS.ORG), There are thousands of IFPO members who swear by the Gold Press Program and would never use anything else.
The Gold Press Credentials will get you and your camera where you could never go alone - behind the scenes at sports, entertainment and breaking news events. The backbone of this unique program is Today's Photographer magazine and American Image Press. IFPO member photographers who participate in the program are on assignment for the magazine and submit their work to be considered for publication. The editorial staff will support you with back-up correspondence to help you gain access to the events you choose.
Historically, American International News Service and Universal Credentials were "birthed" from the very Gold Press Program users who had become so experienced in press photography that they were pushing the Gold Press Credentials to the "outer edge of the envelope." IFPO's really experienced members began pushing into global calamities and war zones. From Hurricane Katrina, Haitian Earthquake, Indonesian Tsunami . . . to Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Sudan Civil Strife. IFPO members helped create a Program that got them embedded with military units and aide organizations to mention a few.
(3) US PRESS CORPS PRESS CREDENTIALS (SLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE)
This program of Hard Card and Passport Credentials is designed for the toughest Barriers, Gates and Doors. In addition, members report that wearing the hard card badge with lanyard while traveling can yield discounts and preferential treatment with airlines, hotels and restaurants.
The most important "Idea" behind the USPRESSCORPS Program is that these Credentials present you as a member of a distinct and impressive group of professionals: the U.S. Press Corps. In many situations, this "idea" can carry more clout than credentials that represent your publisher or news service. Again, experienced members will come to know which works best in each situation.
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