Membership

INA offers memberships to organizations and individuals who are interested in becoming part of our network. Members are allowed to post and to share their stories and other content through our website and social media outlets.

We also are able to offer our services to existing organizations and news syndicates who would like a trusted third-party to be responsible for the issuance and management of Press Credentials for their staff. This offers your organization a factor of good will towards the public, in that your staff are then bound by our fundamental principles of journalistic ethics & standards, and there is a third-party for the public to interface with in the rare instance that one of your staff members acts unprofessionally at some point. Of course, we review any grievance submitted, and based on the facts presented by both parties, will work towards a suitable resolution.

In cases where we would work with an organization on this scale, we would also be happy to offer co-branded Press Credentials, which helps to solidify your branding image, but the added value of having a third-party manage verification codes and complaints. For further information on partnering with iNA for these services, please contact us.

With the exception of any  mutually agreed upon content, members retain ownership of content placed on the iNA website, however, they do grant iNA a perpetual, non-exclusive right to the use of any materials they submit to us for publication on any iNA outlet (website and any social network outlet iNA deems appropriate). This does not preclude our members from also publishing the same materials on any other media site due to the fact that our rights to use/publish the material is ‘non-exclusive’.

We also offer special Press Credentials to members. These are available to our members who qualify in one or more categories so that they may represent iNA. This is determined on a case by case basis, and could be anything from a set of credentials for a specific event in order to cover a specific story or event on behalf of iNA, or fully verified credentials valid for up to 3 years. These Credentials are distinct from our standard Press Credentials (which are open to the public to apply for, more information on these at the bottom of this page).

If you are in need of a set of credentials (Press Pass, Press Badges, etc.) for a specific event, or to cover a story or event, and would like to do so ‘on assignment’ for iNA, please contact us as soon as possible with:
– as much information about the event as possible
– some pertinent information about you and your background in journalism (if you are new to journalism, that is perfectly fine also, just let us know)
– a current email address
Once we have received your information, we will review the possibility of expediting a special set of Press Credentials for you either at a discount, or in some cases even complimentary.

If you are not on a dead-line, and would prefer to go through normal channels, you can submit your application for Press Credentials the normal route and we will get back to you in a timely manner.

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