Press Policy

Reporters must register for the annual meeting by completing the Press Pass Registration Form by Friday, November 8 in order to be considered for credentials.

Following are guidelines for reporters covering the annual meeting:

1. All media representatives must pick up credentials from the annual meeting media liaison, Geoffrey Knox, who can be found at the MESA Help Desk located in the Convention Registration. He will be available during the following hours to provide registered media with program information and interview assistance:

Thursday, November 148:30am-5:30pm
Friday, November 158:00am-5:30pm
Saturday, November 168:00am-5:30pm
Sunday, November 178:00am-11:00am


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 liaison and require the consent of all speakers at a session. If taping or photography is approved, the media liaison 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 Katherine “Kat” Kassantiz by email or phone at 202-994-2137.

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