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Restricting news conferences to working journalists?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mr. X, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    What's the point of getting a card, which many press association give out already? I don't think press association should determine what a journalist is either.
  2. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    What happens the first time some over zealous PR flack, staffer, intern or security guy doesn't recognize the right credential and tries to keep someone out? Happened to that woman at the Masters. And if that someone just happens to be a member of a paper with an opposite editorial slant who might ask a tough question, but we sweat it was a coincidental accident that he/she was excluded? It's a can of worms that shouldn't be opened. No body needs the headache.
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Bloggers can state opinions and do not face the same accountability in general. Obviously, there are exceptions, but do you really consider the guys you mentioned to be journalists?
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Maybe it is not so much that the journalist needs to be licensed as much as the news organization needs to be licensed?
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I can't believe someone in journalism would ever write this.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    When you request a game credential you need to state the organization you are with or represent.

    Does the health department penalize the cook or the dish washer or do they repremand the business?
  7. If you want to have a "journalism department," you'll have to repeal the first amendment first.
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I think there is a media law class at your local college you can take.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    And how many bloggers have taken this class?
  10. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I just don't see why hecklers and bloggers are a problem. I don't recall a blogger stopping me from doing my job, even if bloggers have been at sporting and political events I've covered.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Next time a politician resigns after creating his own circus, I'm sure the press conference won't be at a public venue.
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