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Media Credential Policy

In order to ensure Detroit Policy Conference attendees and working media have adequate space and accommodations, the Detroit Regional Chamber requires media to apply for media credentials to attend the Conference.

Media credentials will be granted in lieu of Conference 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 Conference. A history of being granted media credentials at the Detroit Policy Conference DOES NOT GUARANTEE approval for this year’s Conference and does not waive the credential application and approval requirements.

All working media must apply to receive credentials prior to receiving a complimentary conference registration and are responsible for securing their hotel accommodations.

Credential Criteria

To qualify for media credentials to the Detroit Policy Conference, applicants must be a working journalist at a bona fide newsgathering outlet including publicly read newspapers, news services, websites, and radio and television stations. Applicants must cover business, Detroit, 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 sales, business management, marketing, public relations, advertising, 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 Conference) the previous year.

Public relations professionals will not be provided media credentials to accompany someone to an interview and will need to register as a conference attendee.

Personal Bloggers/Social Media

The Detroit Regional Chamber does not grant credentials for the purpose of writing a personal online blog or posting on non media-affiliated social media accounts.

Freelance Writers

Freelance writers must verify they have been retained by a bona fide news organization for the express purpose of covering the Detroit Policy Conference. Freelance applicants will be asked to provide proof of their assignment.

Providing Further Information

The Detroit Regional Chamber may request media applicants to submit the following:

  1. Business Card
  2. An assignment letter from an editor. The letter must be written on company letterhead and include a detailed explanation of the assignment.
  3. Samples of recently published work
  4. Credential Denial

Should you be denied media credentials for the Detroit Policy Conference, you will be denied access to the Conference unless you purchase registration.

Credential Denial

Should you be denied media credentials for the Detroit Policy Conference, you will be denied access to the Conference unless you purchase registration.

Video Cameras and Recording

Video cameras and recording devices by credentialed media are only allowed in the designated camera area. The Detroit Regional Chamber reserves the right to ask a reporter with a camera to leave at any time.

NOTE: Due to contracts with Conference speakers, video and audio recordings of some speakers may be restricted or may not be allowed.

Photography

Photographers are welcome to take photographs. A Flickr photo feed will be uploaded real-time, and media will be provided the link or can request it by emailing Chris Moyer.

For more information, contact Chris Moyer.

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