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Just wrote to a fair for press accreditation

     
3:16 pm on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Reason:

I am an online publication and
I wont to write about the fair.

Curriouse what they will tell me about it :)

BTW, is here anybody who applied for a press card because of his web sites?

3:49 pm on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I was a reporter for 5 years and never had a press card. Never had anyone ask me for it. I just told them I was a reporter and started asking questions and taking pictures.

It seemed to work.

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I just told them I was a reporter and started asking questions and taking pictures.

I tried this at Bikinicon 2004... I still have the slap marks.

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What does this thread have to do with adsense? Just wondering.
4:10 pm on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It's for the entrance.

Some fairs have 22.-EUR entry.

Special fairs even much more.

When I make pictures on a fair, the people from the companies on the fair are curriouse about it and it started interesting new contacts.

It's a big difference :)

When I come to somebody and tell
".... internet promotion"
he tells me immedeately that he has a very good web site and is very satisfied with with very good web site and that he does not need any service from me.

But when I start with ".... online magazines", they are very curriouse about it.

9:10 am on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Our online publication, as far as we've ever been able to determine (and noone has contradicted us yet), was the first (in 1995) in the USA (maybe the world) to obtain press credentials from a major metropolitan city for a STRICTLY online publication (i.e. no associated printed version).

1. It's usually not easy at first no matter what.
2. It depends if your local sheriff's office issues press credentials or similar. It's 'officially' to allow you access to police scenes, fire locations, emergency locations, etc. controlled by the police.
3. It depends if the convention/event/etc. RECOGNIZES press credentials.
*4*. It depends if the convention/event/etc. feels your publication's coverage will be a benefit to them. Some are a lot easier (i.e. publicity hungry) than others (it helps if at least they've heard of you).
5. Once you get on their 'A' list they'll come to YOU year after year thereafter with invites to cover.

It helps to have enough publicity and public awareness about your publication to be recognized before you apply. We used to waste time tracking down the person in charge to request advance admission. These days we usually just show up with a business card and a photo badge to whoever looks like they're in charge and if they don't let us in immediately, we ask for their name, ask if we can quote them on a couple stupid questions and start taking photos from the outside including that person (working as a journalist I've noticed a major size video camera with TV call letters is viewed as even more impressive). They usually get nervous/curious and let us in. :)

Recently I understand a lot of US cities have discontinued issuing press credentials (something to do with authority abuse, laziness and terrorism), and have turned to publication issued photo credentials instead. Our city stopped around 2001.

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conventions and fairs rarely care about anything like press credentials for crime scenes.

For online publications the request generally asks for things like the URL of the site, the URL of the masthead that includes your name or a letter of assignment from someone whose name is on that masthead, and samples of your published writing as it relates to that field.

When you are just getting started, it really helps to get a few of the companies that exhibiting to call to back you up.

If you are doing it just to save on an entrance fee, there are other, easier ways to get in free.

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Just received an email from the Vienna journalists club. They are one of the 5 institutions in Austria able to issue a press accreditation.

I am now member of this club.

They send me in the next days my press accreditation.

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I just told them I was a reporter and started asking questions and taking pictures.

great journalist! i wonder

the moment u say i am journaist people answers your queries...without asking anything from you as they fear...othewise you may print some real stuff against them in pictures next morning.....

Any ways why u left it?