MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Press at MESA 2017

Press Policy

Reporters should register for the annual meeting by November 15 in order to be considered for credentials.

Following are guidelines for reporters covering the annual meeting:

1. All media representatives must register and pick up credentials at the annual meeting media office, located near MESA registration at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The media office will be open during the following hours to provide registered media with program information and interview assistance:

Saturday, November 18 10:00am-5:30pm (tentative)
Sunday, November 19 8:00am-4:30pm (tentative)
Monday, November 20 8:00am-5:00pm (tentative)
Tuesday, November 21 Closed

2. MESA provides media credentials only to qualified reporters who are employees of or freelancers on assignment to locally or nationally recognized print or broadcast media outlets with a demonstrated history of reporting on academic issues. MESA will request credentials before issuing convention media credentials.

3. Audiotaping, videotaping, and still photography of MESA annual meeting sessions or programs are not permitted. Occasional exceptions may be made for audiotaping or videotaping short segments and for still photography designed to convey the convention atmosphere. Requests to audiotape, videotape, or photograph any session must be submitted in advance to the media office and require the consent of all speakers at a session. If taping or photography is approved, a member of the media office staff must accompany the reporter and crew.

4. Audiotaping, videotaping, and still photography may be permitted in the public areas of the meeting (e.g., hotel lobbies), provided the crew is accompanied by a media office staff person.

For assistance, please contact Geoffrey Knox at 212-229-0540 ext. 201 (office), 917-414-1749 (cell) or

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