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PPA Press Cards

By PPA Staff

21 Jul 2020

High quality journalism has never been more important and your press card will help you access the people and places to get those all-important stories.

The PPA is one of the 19 Gatekeepers and looks after applications from the UK magazine and business media industry and associated areas of publishing as one of the services provided to PPA publisher members

Press Cards for newsgatherers are issued as part of a scheme authorised and approved by the National Police Chiefs' Council. 19 groups (known as Gatekeepers) issue Press Cards on behalf of the organising committee.

PPA Press Cards will only be issued to staff, freelancers or other suppliers sponsored and approved by a PPA member company. Please note that PPA Press Cards are for newsgatherers only – sales and PR personnel are not eligible.

To apply for a press card, find the application form here. You must be prepared to provide a digital-only copy of your passport and a passport picture along with two published articles.

As we adapt to a new normal during COVID-19, please expect your applications to take around 2-3 weeks.

For more information, please contact roxana.rotila@ppa.co.uk