Oct 6, 2011
Media Accreditation Policy Reminders
As the busy Speedway season approaches, now is an ideal time to revisit the Speedway Australia Media Accreditation Policy, and remind accredited media personnel and tracks of their responsibilities related to media access.
For Accredited Media Personnel:
Please be aware that your media accreditation does not guarantee you entry or unlimited access at every venue you attend.
As per the Media Accreditation Policy, if you wish to attend a race meeting in a media capacity, you should make contact with the venue at least a week prior to the event to register your attendance. At this time, the venue operator is entitled to ask you questions about your existing published work, your level of accreditation, your purpose for attending, who you are reporting/filming/photographing on behalf of, and how much access (pits, infield, etc) you are requesting.
In some circumstances or at high-profile events, venue operators may restrict access depending on your level of accreditation. Please note that Bronze accreditation is designed for entry-level media members and media personnel acting at club level. Your Bronze level accreditation will not be upgraded to a Silver (or greater) simply on the basis of desiring more access at restrictive venues, and requires evidence to support the upgrade.
For Venues, Divisions & Clubs:
For club level events, media coverage can be difficult to consistently obtain. Speedway Australia encourages tracks to afford Bronze media members with a generous level of access to properly provide coverage for these divisions. Divisions and clubs themselves should support and encourage members who are prepared to volunteer their media services.
Track operators are entitled to determine what level of access media members are afforded at particular events. The accreditation process for all Speedway media personnel in Australia is handled by one person, making individual distinctions very difficult. Speedway Australia requests track’s assistance in this area by assessing each media member's credentials prior to the event, making conditions of entry clear and reporting media attendances where possible, so we can better assess applications.
Speedway Australia would like to thank members of the media for their continued support of Speedway racing and we look forward to building closer relationships with all media representatives and organisations. Speedway Australia relies on media to help raise public awareness and professionalism our sport. By everyone working towards a common goal, Speedway will continue to grow.
If you have any further questions regarding the current Speedway Australia Media Accreditation system, please do not hesitate to contact Warren King at Speedway Australia Head Office on (08) 8139 0777 or via email@example.com.
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