Posted by Tracy Rosenberg on August 16th, 2014
It’s not life and death, but the distribution of press passes from the White House to the floors of major industry conventions, has long been a fraught process that can confer, or by contrast, remove “credibility” from sectors of the journalistic community. There have been long successive battles about whether citizen journalists are journalists, whether bloggers should get press passes, and about diversity in newsrooms, both ethnic and gender diversity and also viewpoint diversity.
It looks like these battles are far from over. Continue reading What’s Up At Comic-Con?
August 21, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tracy Rosenberg, Executive Director, Media Alliance (510) 684-6853 (c) or Email: email@example.com
Kevin Robinson, Executive Producer, Medium Rare TV (415) 576-1130 (c) or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medium Rare TV Questions Comic-Con Press Pass Policy
San Francisco-A film, television and gaming blogging site, Medium Rare TV, which highlights the achievements of people of color in the film, television and gaming industries, has written a letter of protest to Comic-Con International, the educational nonprofit which throws the annual Comic-Con International Trade Show in San Diego and the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco.
Medium Rare TV is objecting to the refusal to issue a press pass to Medium Rare for the large San Diego Comic-Con exposition last month, a crucial forum for the industries MRTV covers. MRTV observed in their letter that despite their completed application being filed prior to the deadline, no reason for the rejection was provided, and that at least one outlet had applied after the deadline and not been rejected. They expressed concerns that diversity, both in race and demography, and in size and focus of the media outlets that were granted press passes, was inadequately considered. Continue reading Medium Rare TV Questions Comic-Con Press Pass Policy