Pennsylvania Press Passes

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.

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

Verify Press Pass Credentials



How to order a Press Pass?

Individual editorial members of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association are eligible to receive a no-cost Press Pass as part of your membership. To receive your Press Pass, please follow the steps outlined below.

If you do not have a PNA username and password, you can register for credentials here or by email A username and password will be required to receive a PNA Press Pass.

Step One

Visit your PNA profile and upload a photo for your Press Pass.

  • Visit your profile page.
  • Select “edit” beside “Image on File.”
  • Choose a photo to upload and submit.

Step Two

Visit the PNA store using the appropriate link below to start your no-cost order.

Step Three

Add your press credentials to the shopping cart and click on the secure checkout.

Step Four

Review the information listed under “Recipient Information” and make corrections as needed.

Step Five

Select bill to “My Company.”

Step Six

Submit your order.

What happens next?

The PNA staff will review your order, and our team may contact you if clarification of the provided information is needed. If no clarification is required, your Press Pass will be printed and shipped in the next 2-weeks.

If you have questions about the process or eligibility, please email


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