Reasons to join the IAPP

At IAPP, we want to support people in their goal of becoming professional journalists and help them succeed.

Here, we have compiled a list of the benefits of joining IAPP.

There are plenty of good reasons to become a member:

  • Take advantage of our extensive network, the opportunity to exchange experiences with professional colleagues, and media discounts.
  • Create an online portfolio on the IAPP website to showcase your experience and your work.
  • Market your articles and photos through our partner service, NewsmexX TV.
  • Receive an internationally recognized press pass, an IAPP certificate of accreditation, a press vehicle ID for your car, an official reporter ID card, as well as our CIPP (Certified International Press Photographer) certificate and access to the CIPP seal.
  • Increase job prospects through our partnerships with news organizations in the areas of print and photo.
  • Benefit from our lobbying activities in Europe as well as in the USA.
  • Use our job board and career directories to find your next assignment.
  • Find tools, tips and much more to help make your work easier in our download area.
  • Participate in our events such as the IAPP Award, International Press Convention and various workshops.
  • Take advantage of professional development opportunities offered through our partners.

In addition, we offer the following services to our members:

  • We offer professional insurance including health insurance, retirement provisions and camera insurance for photojournalists.
  • We help you get accredited.
  • We advise you on how to correctly use your press pass during trips and abroad.
  • We offer advice on how to use your press vehicle ID.
  • We provide tips on how to ensure success when dealing with agencies.
  • We show you our tried and true methods for getting assignments.
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  • We´ll even up the ante and show you how to get invited to celebrity events!