The North Carolina Capital Press Corps is an informal organization for affiliated reporters and photographers covering state government in Raleigh.
It's primary functions are to issue credentials and working space to journalists working in the NC Legislative Building, but it is also a group whose members share strong social and professional bonds. We are here to help fellow journalists get the basic access and space they need to cover the state legislature.
Please contact Beau Minnick, NCCPC president, at (919) 306-6516 or by email if you have questions or comments.
The NC Capital Press Corps issues two kinds of credentials to working reporters and photographers: Permanent and temporary. The credentials are used to gain access to the press galleries in the House and Senate chambers and have no other purpose.
Permanent credentials are issued by the Press Corps to reporters and photographers who are stationed in Raleigh and cover the NC General Assembly as their primary beat. To inquire about permanent credentials, please contact Beau Minnick at (919) 306-6516.
Temporary credentials are issued to visiting reporters and photographers who require access to the press galleries. Temporary credentials are good only on the day issued. To arrange temporary credentials, please contact Beau Minnick at (919) 306-6516.
A limited number of desks in the Press Room (Room 1427 of the Legislative Building) are available to visiting press. Desk space is issued on a first-come, first-served basis. To inquire about available press room desk space, please contact Beau Minnick at (919) 306-6516.
North Carolina's legislature, the General Assembly, meets in its own building at 16 W. Jones Street in downtown Raleigh. All of the building, except the House and Senate chamber floors, is open to the public. Print, radio and television journalists may gain access to the chamber floors with credentials issued by the NC Press Corps. (See above.)
General Assembly rules require journalists wishing to access House and Senate chambers to be properly dressed. This includes a coat and tie for men and dignified dress for women.