Pennsylvania Press Passes

Professional Press Pass Sample 2019

All media personnel who work or freelance for PNA member newspapers are eligible to apply for a Press Pass.

Offered by the PNA, a Pennsylvania Press Pass helps you gain access to accident and incident scenes. While a Press Pass is not a government ID, it has been widely publicized to law enforcement agencies as a way to help police and other emergency personnel quickly identify and verify media personnel.

Please note, applications cannot be processed without completed and signed applications, submitted photos and payment. Allow up to three weeks for an application to be processed.

E-mail our Communications department or call (717) 703-3000 with questions or concerns.



Verify Press Pass credentials

Contact the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association or follow the link below to verify a Press Pass credentials issued by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

Verify Press Pass Credentials

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association
3899 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA  17110
(p) 717-703-3000


How to order a Press Pass?

Step 1

Download the applicable Press Pass form.

  • Professional Press Pass Form 2020 (PDF)
  • College Press Pass Form 2019-20 (PDF)

Step 2

Mail completed form to:

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association
c/o Communications
3899 North Front Street
Harrisburg PA

Or fax the completed form to 717-703-3001, attention: Communications.

Step 3

Email applicants’ photos to with “PA Press Pass” in the subject line.

  • The photo must be a JPG file, size 7/8″ (.875) x 1″, 300 dpi saved as lastnamefirstname.jpg.