For The Media
For The Media
College Convention 2004 and 2008 brought nearly 1000 high school and college students together for a first-hand look at the workings of democracy and interactions with presidential candidates. These conferences also drew scores of media representatives from around the world to cover the event, seek out stories, conduct interviews, and offer commentary from a unique vantage point and through a new generation of American voters.
From all indications, the interest in College Convention 2012 by participants and media alike will greatly surpass
that shown in previous years. Organizers expect a significant increase in attendance from students, candidates,
In order to serve members of the press, New England College will provide a media credentialing process designed to facilitate the coverage of this important event. Members of the press may find the following information helpful.
• Media credentials will be issued to authorized reporters representing national and international daily, weekly, or
monthly publications, news agencies, cable and commercial television stations, radio stations, and on-line
media. Credentials will also be issued to essential team members including photographers and video and
• Media credentials will be non-transferable.
• All personnel representing commercial interests or special interest groups will be reviewed on a per case basis
and must complete the credentialing process.
• New England College welcomes media representatives from high school and college publications, television,
and radio, and will require the same credentialing process as for all other media representatives.
• Credentialing for College Convention 2012 will begin on August 1, 2011 and continue through the conference
dates of January 3-6, 2011. Completing the credentialing process well in advance of College Convention 2012
is strongly recommended.
• Media credentials will remain valid for the duration of College Convention 2012.
• New England College will coordinate with the Grappone Conference Center to provide parking
for satellite trucks. Requests should be made as early as possible. All other vehicles will have access to
on-site parking on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Access to power, internet, mult-boxes, phone and fax lines, and special lighting will be limited. New England
College will attempt to honor as many requests as possible. Specific requests should be made as early
• New England College will be happy to work with media representatives to attempt to arrange one-on-one
interviews with organizers, candidates, and delegates, or to connect the media representative with a
particular candidate’s PR staff.
• New England College reserves the right to amend this policy as necessary or to revoke the media credential
of any individual. Reasons may include, but are not limited to, misrepresentation, misconduct, or the disruption
of any event.
For questions or additional information, please contact:
Director of Public Information
New England College
98 Bridge Street
Henniker, New Hampshire 03242