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Subject: [Leica] APA: American Press Association
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Tue Dec 2 13:19:22 2008
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thanks Tina
their president approached me today
by telephone
I feared that was the perception
of the organization

Fond regards,

On Dec 2, 2008, at 3:01 PM, Tina Manley wrote:

> At 01:38 PM 12/2/2008, you wrote:
>> Has anyone had any experience with
>> APA: American Press Association?
>> Fond regards,
>> George
> In what way?  Their "press credentials" are considered a scam and a  
> joke by most photojournalists.   You would do just as well and save  
> a lot of money to print your own press credentials.  I think they  
> are hoping people will confuse them with two legitimate  
> organizations - APA - Advertising Photographers of America - or AP  
> - Associated Press.  A similar scam is IPA:  http:// 
>  There used to be one called FPA -  
> Freelance Photojournists Association - but I think they might have  
> disappeared.  The thing that all of these bogus organizations have  
> in common is that they require a hefty yearly membership fee to  
> send you a "press" kit with credentials but don't require any proof  
> that you are actually a working photojournalist.  No legitimate  
> organization would ever do that.
> Tina
> Tina Manley
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