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Application for Media Credentials


Media representatives and church communicators must complete and submit this application to receive media credentials for the United Methodist General Conference. Applicants may pre-register online or by mail, or may register on-site at the conference. All media credentials will be issued on-site at the General Conference Newsroom in the Oregon Convention Center. An email confirmation will be sent acknowledging receipt of your credential request. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified as quickly as possible whether your request has been approved. Credentials must be requested for each representative of a media outlet, including photographers.

The newsroom is reserved for working press only. Media credentials are required to receive access to the newsroom, media seating and news briefings. To be accredited, individuals must represent a recognized news organization such as a newspaper, wire service, television or radio station, magazine or ongoing newsletter, or must serve as a communicator for a United Methodist agency, annual conference or other church entity. Anyone who receives credentials does so with the understanding that they may not participate in demonstrations or serve as a lobbyist for their organization. Violation of this understanding will result in loss of media credentials. Credentialed media may not act as spokespersons or give interviews within the newsroom area. Bloggers may also qualify for credentials if they are affiliated with such a news organization or publication. At on-site check-in, applicants will be asked to provide a press ID or letter from the organization’s management or other proof of status.

Forms must be received by April 27. After that date, applicants must register on-site.

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