Members of the media who would like to attend the 2017 ASM meeting can contact the ASM Program Committee Chair, Dr. Cody Thompson for a press pass. Proper media credentials must be presented upon arrival and registration to the ASM Meeting, and the credentials must show a direct affiliation with an accredited news organization (print, TV or radio). Public Information Officers from universities may also receive press passes with proper credentials and ID.
Freelance journalists who do not have media credentials and a professional affiliation will not receive press passes. However, exceptions will be considered by the Society President if freelancers belong to the National Association of Science Writers or a similar organization.
Companies or organizations producing publications, videos, and/or other electronic media intended for marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations purposes may not register as members of the media.
ASM reserves the right to bar from this and future meetings any registered media personnel who, at the determination of the Society President, misuse media privileges to engage in activities other than journalistic pursuits.
No member of the media will be permitted to record symposia, lectures, meetings or other events without prior written permission from the ASM, and no film or videotape may be broadcast or rebroadcast without prior review and written permission from the ASM.