Accreditation provides journalists with additional options:
Access to the idw lists of experts (with direct contact to specialists)
Receiving press releases under a news embargo ahead of time (non-accredited journalists receive such items only after the news embargo has expired)
More detailed information is available under "Research".
How to be accredited as a journalist with idw
First of all you need an idw-account. If you don´t have one, click on "Register" to the right of the top menu bar. Setting up an idw account including an idw subscription is free of charge.
Go to “My idw”, from there “To your menu”, then to the "Professional Data (journalist)" link under “Access Administration”. You will see this link only if you are registered as a journalist.
Enter the issuing association, number and validity period of your journalist pass here.
Send a scan of your journalist pass to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to +49 (0) 921 - 34 899 89 79. If you have no journalist pass, please send us other valid credentials confirming your professional identity as a journalist.