KPA to offer digital press pass option

Posted December 9, 2021

The Kansas Press Association now offers the option of a digital press pass for members.

Now, there will be no more waiting on press passes or sending mugshots. Digital press passes can be delivered in real-time," said Emily Bradbury, KPA executive director.

Here is how the new system works:

• Submit your press pass request along with your other member items after paying your 2022 dues. Item request form can be found here.

• Download the ID123 app using the personalized link sent to your email.

• Accept the KPA Press Pass via the app. Take your photo and you are on your way.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

KSHSAA will recognize the digital press passes as official KPA press passes.
Passes are secure and can be invalidated at any time by KPA staff at the request of the publisher and/or editor (employee leaves employment, for instance).

Plastic press passes will still be available. Due to cost increases for supplies, only two hard copy press passes will be provided for free with each additional pass costing $5 each.

The ID123 app works on both Android and Apple products.