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Have you ever been given limited media accessibility by a team?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by valpo87, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. valpo87

    valpo87 Guest

    Long story made really short because I don't want to give too many details — professional team holds an annual celebration for local Armed Forces, like others do. As part of an installation newspaper (contracted through a local publication), I went last year with a photographer to do a story about our base's involvement. The year before, a military unit's Public Affairs officer apparently went on the field asking for autographs and did the same during the press conference. Therefore, I was only allowed to cover pre-game ceremonies, escorted on the field and off and only given a limited time to interview before being asked to leave or buy a ticket.

    Same thing apparently is happening this year for all military media. We've never had problems covering similar events at minor league games and other local professional and collegiate athletic events. Other teams and organizations (i.e. local NFL team) have provided us with press box and sideline access.

    Has anyone on this board dealt with similar issues? Does it seem right to punish all military media organizations because of the actions of one or two people?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Without knowing all the details, this sounds like standard NFL pregame access.
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