Six press cards for journalists


Press cards can help you report from areas off-limits to the general public. But they have different purposes. Which one do you need?


WAN-IFRA: Five challenges to press freedom

On World Press Freedom Day, we highlight some of the findings from the latest World Press Trends Outlook published by the World Association of News Publishers


Economics woes affecting UK press freedom, RSF World Press Freedom Index finds

Mass job layoffs are hindering independent journalism and the ability of newsrooms to hold power to account

Podcast articleFuture-proofing your newsroom, with Lucy Kueng

Media companies can no longer be something for everyone - but we can be everything to someone instead

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/05/24

15 year old local publisher launching in print

Independent digital news website Lichfield Live is taking the plunge to restore print to the community that had no local newspaper for four years

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 01/05/24

What publishers can learn from gaming

Newsgames are time-consuming and costly to produce but they offer dopamine hit that can bring in a new, loyal audience

Posted by Joseph Cummins on 30/04/24

Axel Springer CEO on OpenAI deal: 'We must protect intellectual property of news content'

Mathias Döpfner says generative AI "has the potential to completely destroy our businesses as we know them or bring them to the next level"

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/04/24

Podcast articleRegulation, innovation and future-proofing: takeaways from Perugia on generative AI

Have news organisations learned the right lessons from working with platforms? Are newsrooms being too short-sighted in their applications for the tech? These questions and more were discussed at the International Journalism Festival

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/04/24

Trusted news brands matter more in the age of AI, say media executives

In a world of information overwhelm, audiences put premium on human-made content and curation

Posted by Jacob Granger on 24/04/24

Audiences, AI and audio apps: five talking points from Perugia

The International Journalism Festival explored why platforms and publishers cannot seem to work together, how newsrooms are informing their work with readers, and why we have not yet reached the peak of podcasting

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/04/24

Delivering news during the war: reflections on EBU's visit to Ukraine

Director of news Liz Corbin spent five days with Ukrainian broadcaster Suspilne last month to better understand how the war is affecting their daily operations in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv

Posted by Liz Corbin on 22/04/24

Podcast articleWhy PressPad closed down, with Olivia Crellin

The media startup sought to improve diversity in UK news by making work experience more affordable for students. But industry resistance, personal circumstances and funding issues proved insurmountable

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/04/24

How do journalists really want to use generative AI?

Analysing data and information is one of the most boring tasks but not many journalists are offloading it to the tech, finds a report by the Associated Press

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/04/24

Daily Maverick closes down for 24 hours to protest against big tech's dominance

The South African news organisation published zero news stories on its heaviest traffic day to show what the world without journalism would look like

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/04/24

Five tips to manage your screen time as a journalist

Improve your work-life balance by building better relationships with your dopamine devices

Posted by Isabel Meszaros on 12/04/24

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