Media Policy 2017

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In order to ensure MICHauto Summit attendees and working media have adequate space and accommodations, the Detroit Regional Chamber requires media to request credentials to attend the Summit.

Media credentials will be granted in lieu of registration only to working media as defined below and will not be granted to applicants who the Detroit Regional Chamber determines do not meet the established criteria.

The Detroit Regional Chamber reserves the right to deny or revoke media credentials for any reason.

Credential applications are evaluated for each Summit. A history of being granted media credentials at the MICHauto Summit DOES NOT GUARANTEE approval for this year’s Summit and does not waive the credential application and approval requirements.

To request media credentials, contact Tiffany Jones at tjones@detroitchamber.com.

Credential CriteriaTo qualify for press credentials to the MICHauto Summit, applicants must be a working journalist at a bona fide news-gathering outlet including publicly read newspapers, news services, websites, and radio and television stations. Applicants must cover business or policy-related issues on a regular basis or be working on special assignment.

A working journalist is defined as someone deriving income from journalistic activities either independently or as part of an independent media outlet. Independent media outlets are those independent of special interest groups, trade associations, consumer organizations or government agencies or organizations with a primarily public relations function. Applicants who report for newsletters or other publications for such groups are not considered working media.

  • Non-Editorial Staff: Credentials will not be granted to non-editorial staff such as management, marketing, public relations, advertising, sales, art, personal blog writers or publishers of media organizations. Publishers and station managers will not be credentialed unless they have an established record of a role in coverage (such as writing columns from the Summit) the previous year.
  • Personal Bloggers/Social Media: The Detroit Regional Chamber does not grant credentials for the purpose of writing a personal online blog or social media.
  • Freelance Writers: Freelance writers must verify they have been retained by a credible news organization for the express purpose of covering the MICHauto Summit. Freelance applicants will be asked to provide proof of their assignment.

Providing Further InformationThe Detroit Regional Chamber may request media applicants to submit the following:

  • Business Card
  • An assignment letter from an editor, written on company letterhead including a detailed explanation of the assignment
  • Samples of recently published work

Credential DenialShould you be denied media credentials for the MICHauto Summit, you will be denied access unless you purchase registration.

Photography and VideoThe Detroit Regional Chamber works to accommodate all photo and video requests.

  • Cameras and Video: Video cameras and recording devices by credentialed media are allowed for this event. The Detroit Regional Chamber reserves the right to ask a reporter with a camera to leave the MICHauto Summit at any time. Note: Due to contracts with Summit speakers, video and audio recordings of some speakers may be restricted or may not be allowed.
  • Flash Photography: Flash photography is not allowed. Photographers shooting are welcome to take photographs, but must not use a flash.

To request media credentials, contact Tiffany Jones at tjones@detroitchamber.com.

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