PLA Conference Media Policy
Please note: PLA Conference is a professional event. It is not open to the public. Those requesting media registration must be currently employed by a publication or news organization. Each organization is limited to no more than five media representatives, except newsletters, which are limited to one. Account representatives, sales executives, book authors, and engineers do not meet the criteria for media registration. You must fall under one of the following media guidelines to receive media registration:
- Business and Trade Publications/News Wire Services
Reporters and editors from magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and wire services must provide a business card. Contributing editors and reporters must verify they have been retained to cover the PLA Conference by presenting a letter of assignment.
- Television and Radio
Broadcast reporters and producers from news organizations must provide a business card and a letter of assignment.
- Freelance Writers
Freelance writers must verify they have been retained to cover the PLA Conference by presenting a letter of assignment.
- Online Publications
Reporters from online publications must provide a business card and a letter of assignment. The website must contain editorial content and cover library issues. Personal webpages and blogs will not be accepted.
Newsletter reporters must verify they have been retained to cover the PLA Conference by presenting a letter of assignment. Newsletter publications will be limited to one media representative.
It is strongly recommended that press who plan to cover the PLA Conference register in advance. Press badges are granted to editorial press only and provide full admission to the exhibits and all education sessions. However, paid special events—including author luncheons, the American Association of Publishers Children’s Author Breakfast, the Audio Publishers Association dinner, and tours—must be registered and paid for separately. Press badges will not be mailed out pre-show and must be picked up onsite.
To register for a press badge, please e-mail Macey Morales (email@example.com) with the following information:
- phone number
- fax number
- e-mail address
In addition, to verify editorial status you must send a copy of your business card and a letter of assignment from your publication. You can fax this to 312-280-5274, attn: Macey Morales, or include a PDF document or scan in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon approval, you will automatically be registered for the conference.
Contact Macey Morales, Deputy Director, ALA Public Awareness Office, 312-280-4393 or email@example.com.