January 10, 2022 - For those who are not aware, NPPA wants to make sure you know that the process for obtaining New York City press credentials has changed, and the final rules have been published. Effective on January 20, 2022, the New York Police Department will no longer be handling press credentials. This duty was transferred to the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). Only MOME is authorized to issue, suspend, or revoke New York City press credentials. All Press Cards will expire on January 15 of every odd year and will need to be renewed.
If you have an NYPD press card that expires in 2023, that will remain valid until its expiration date. From now through January 19, 2022, applications for new press credentials may be submitted to the NYPD. For more information, read MOME’s Q&A on Press Credentials and please continue to monitor the MOME web page for updates, including MOME’s final press credentials rules and information on how to apply for press credentials at MOME beginning January 20, 2022.
NPPA’s general counsel Mickey Osterreicher was deeply involved in this process, from testifying before the New York City Council as it considered the change, to submitting official comments, participating in the public hearing, and working with MOME to develop the new rules. Through this work on your behalf, we have achieved improvements to the final rules that are more favorable to visual journalists.
If you have further questions, NPPA members can reach out to NPPA General Counsel Mickey Osterreicher at [email protected].
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