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Press ID Cards


The Montana Newspaper Association provides Press ID Cards (Credentials) as a no-cost service to our Professional Members.

To order a Press ID, please contact: Ryan Stavnes, at [email protected]

  • Press IDs are for newspaper journalists, photographers, newsroom staff, correspondents, reporters
  • Electronic IDs are available within a week
  • Press IDs expire two years from date of issue/renewal

When placing an order, please e-mail the following:

  • Email a current JPEG photo as an attachment and please ID the person (Beth – red sweater, etc.) in the photo if you are requesting multiple passes
  • Include the job title

Guidelines for picture content:

  • The picture should be a close-up showing your head and shoulders
  • Pay attention to the background and setting…a solid color background that is bare looks best
  • The Press ID is a photo identification, remove hats, sunglasses and be sure to look straight on