Update: NCAA sports credentials
Representatives from six major national news organizations met with representatives from the NCAA to negotiate sports credentials and regulations.Monday representatives from six major national media groups met with representatives from the NCAA to discuss media concerns with current policies we have previously mentioned.
In Indianapolis, Tim Franklin, co-chair of ASNE's FOI Committee; Gerry Ahern, president of APSE; John Cherwa, chair of APSE's Legal Affairs Committee; David Barlow, cousel of SPJ; Jim Brady, president of ONA; and Mike Borland, president of NPPA, met with NCAA representatives Bob Williams, vice president of communications; Erik Christianson, managing director of external affairs; and Scott Bearby, general counsel.
The following items were agreed on as follow-up steps on the issues of media seating at the NCAA tournament:
- The NCAA agreed to set up a call with our organizations after the upcoming basketball tournament to discuss the establishment of a permanent working group to address outstanding media issues.
- The NCAA will include media groups in future discussions with the Division I men's basketball committee regarding the seating of working journalists in the tournament.
- The NCAA said there would be no change to existing policies on photo positions at the basketball tournament.
The following items were agreed upon as follow-up steps on the issues of uniform injury reporting standards in football:
- Editors will be invited to upcoming meetings with the NCAA and conference officials, and they will have the opportunity to introduce discussion on injury reporting standards.
The following items were agreed upon as follow-up steps on the issues of social media guidelines:
- NCAA officials said there will be no numerical restrictions on social media posting during its tournament events.
- NCAA officials will contact the Pac-12 Conference to inform the league that there is no longer a policy limiting live tweets during college basketball of football games by number.