I was shocked when a freelance journalist told me he was considering buying an all access media pass for only $50.
He said there was a website that indicated he could purchase a press pass and it would get him into any event around the world.
The media badge would only cost a low $50 plus shipping and handling.
If you’re an up and coming young journalists be warned that’s not how it works.
If you work for a reputable news organization, website or blog you don’t have to pay for media credentials.
Also, there isn’t one media pass that will get you into everything.
If you’re covering city government then you have to apply for their media badge, if you are covering the Houston Rockets then you have to apply for their credential.
There is no one all access media badge.
So, please don’t fall for the online advertisements promising you the easy way in…and good luck!