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08 August 2019

NMA Issues Over 1050 Press Cards in H1 2019

The News Media Association has issued over 1050 press cards to journalists, photographers and freelance newsgatherers in the first half of the year, a 17 per cent increase on 2018 figures.

The NMA is one of the 19 UK Press Card Authority gatekeepers and issues press cards to professional newsgatherers working for the national or regional press.

Press cards are formally recognised by all police forces in the UK, by the Ministry of Justice, the Royal Households and by other public bodies.

The cost of a press card is £20 for those working for NMA members and £40 for those working for national and regional news media who are non- members.

The NMA issues press cards as part of its media facilities service for member publishers which also includes the Royal Rota scheme enabling national and regional titles to access pooled pictures from high profile royal and political events across the UK.

To apply for a press card please contact Laura Skerrett for an application form.