Media Access

How To Gain Important Media Access

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What Determines Legitimate Press ID

It seems that some of the press card mills I have seen on the internet claim that one only needs a press card that “Looks Good” and it will get them access to many events.  IPA however challenges that notion and continues to state that the IPA Press Card is only an identification card that confirms our members status, expirations date and profession when displayed.

We have also seen a comment ...

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Why We Can’t Accept All Applicants

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As many know IPA is a very select group of journalists, photographers and videographers. Our mission is to help our members to Learn By Doing the work. We help our members by offering them the tools they need, the support they need and three websites where they can publish their works.

Quite often we will receive requests from individuals in countries that we do not support. Because we are an English publication our articles must be written in English to ...

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Facebook Easy Way To Promote Your Work – IMPressive Stats Look!

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Many of us have been busy posting our articles and photos on IMPress or on the IPA website and I wanted to thank you all for doing so.  This article should explain how you can increase the readership on your articles and do it by spending a few moments once you hit the publish button on our site to take your article live.  Consider this as part of the publishing process at IPA and a must ...

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My First Year As An IPA Member

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Joining IPA

I joined the International Press Association (IPA) a bit more than a year ago. As my first year came to a close and my membership was up for renewal, I decided to check what the benefits of membership were for my first year at IPA.

As I went over my list of benefits, I thought it might make for an interesting article on our blog. I was sure many that are thinking ...

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IPA's Hall of Shame

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Miso Sevelj Enters Our Hall of Shame

Warning!  Do Not Grant Media Access

On Nov. 6, 2010, Michel Miso Sevelj a New York photographer decided to join IPA.  He called our offices to see if he could get rush service on his Press ID kit because he wanted to gain media access to a fashion show being held in ...
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IPA Provides the Framework for Members

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The Importance of Publishing Your Work

Some people simply don’t understand the value of membership at IPA and believe that showing a press card means instant access to events, shows, sports and much more, but the truth is the pass is not what gives them the access it is the media outlet itself, the reputation of that outlet and the quality of their published works.

In every article on this blog, we ...

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