Despite its small size, a journalist's ID plays a very important role in the life of any professional journalist. Firstly, this document alone is the only confirmation of your professional affiliation with the media world. Secondly, the certificate is international and is valid in all countries and on all continents of the world. Thirdly, only this crust allows you to visit various events, exhibitions, and also visit museums for free. The actual certificates are different - editorial, as well as confirming your membership in the union of journalists of your city, Russia or the world.
The easiest way, of course, is to get an editorial ID. In principle, it will be given to you for free automatically when you apply for a job. It can be either laminated or in a shorter red with the inscription "Press". It must contain your full name and editorial name.
To obtain a certificate of a member of the Union of Journalists of your city or Russia, you must contact the branch of the Union in your city or the city Union of Journalists. Do not forget to grab 3x4 photos, letter of recommendation on letterhead and a completed application. The production of such a document is paid, however, its cost today does not exceed 1000 rubles.
An international professional journalist card can only be obtained by members of the Union of Journalists of Russia who have been working in the media for at least three years. At the same time, it does not matter whether you are a full-time employee or a freelancer, it is important that the employment relationship is secured by an employment or other contract. In addition to indicating the owner's full name and signature, the card must contain the signatures of the President of the National Union and the Secretary General of the International Federation of Journalists, sealed with appropriate seals. Today, green crusts with an inscription in two languages "Press" are issued under the signature of the Secretary General of the International Federation of Journalists Aidan White and the chairman of the Union of Journalists of Russia Vsevolod Bogdanov. A prerequisite for obtaining an international professional journalist card is compliance with the Charter of the Union of Journalists of Russia, the Code of Professional Ethics of a Russian journalist, as well as recognition by the bodies of professional self-regulation of the professional and ethical jurisdiction of the Grand Jury of the UJR and the Public Collegium for Press Complaints.
Of course, you can get certificates and in a not entirely legal way - for example, buy. In this case, do not forget to check that the publication in which you allegedly work is real.
You can independently order both the cover and the inner insert in any printing industry. Samples and templates of these credentials can be easily found on the Internet.
If you decide to get a certificate in this way, do not forget about the criminal punishment for forging documents.