Welcome to the 2013 Media Credentialing Survey.
This survey is designed to gather information about the practices of both government and private organizations that issue media credentials or grant special access to newsgatherers in your region of the country. This survey will help to increase public understanding of how newsgatherers are identified and treated by those who control access to events and information of critical public importance. It is our hope that data from the survey will be used as support for research and legislative efforts to improve newsgatherer access.
The 2013 Media Credentialing Survey was designed by a working group of non-profit organizations dedicated to press freedom, including the Digital Media Law Project, Free Press, the National Press Photographers Association, Journalist's Resource, the Investigative News Network, and the Nieman Journalism Lab. These organizations are deeply concerned about the effect of credentialing systems on all members of the journalism world, including both employees of journalism organizations and those who work independently.
The survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has taken the survey; we are now in the process of analyzing the data gathered. If you have any questions about the survey, please email staff [at] dmlp.org or use the Digital Media Law Project's contact form.
The 2013 Media Credentialing Survey Working Group