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NAMA Welcomes Members of the Editorial Press!

Media Credentialing Policy

NAMA believes that a close, vibrant, productive and mutually beneficial relationship between the media and NAMA — the leading association that advocates on behalf of the convenience services industry — is vital in producing that success.

NAMA welcomes members of the working editorial press to cover The NAMA Show and select industry events. NAMA, providing complimentary registration to qualified media, developed a policy to ensure that the value of media credentials is maintained for qualified journalists.

Overall Guidelines

NAMA media registration is limited to working journalists with commercial news organizations. For The NAMA Show, sales representatives / public relations staff with exhibiting publications as well as sales/marketing representatives from nonexhibiting companies are welcome to register for the show through general registration.
NAMA reserves the right to refuse media credentials for publications that cannot be verified or that it deems not substantive in reach or content; all requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
NAMA reserves the right to revoke previously issued media credentials when appropriate.
The number of complimentary trade press registrations issued will be a function of the event size and content diversity.

Credentialing Requirements

Only reporters or editors of consumer, industry trade or business media publications are eligible to attend The NAMA Show on a complimentary basis. Publishers do not qualify unless they have regularly bylined articles.
Specialty publications that cover other industries and do not have a regular focus on convenience services are not eligible for complimentary media registration, nor are internal corporate newsletters.
For the NAMA Show, publishers, sales vice presidents, advertising and sales representatives and other non-editorial staff must register through general registration and are not eligible for media credentials.
Freelance writers and photographers covering NAMA events must present a letter of assignment from a publisher, editor or producer (on letterhead) of the media outlet to be considered for media credentials.

Online Publications and Broadcast Outlets

Only journalists with news web sites or blogs qualify for media badges. Sites that are primarily for business or sales purposes do not qualify.
Online journalists must have recent – within the previous six months — bylined articles on the site, as well as business cards verifying their positions/titles.
Non-editorial positions are not eligible for media credentials.

Broadcast Media

Reporters and camera crews from broadcast television or radio stations must present a letter of assignment (on letterhead) from an approved outlet to receive media credentials.
Reporters and camera crews for web-based programs will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis based on written proposals of coverage that are submitted to NAMA.
All media requesting credentials may be asked to provide any or all of the following:
— A business card with name, editorial title and media outlet’s logo;
— A copy of the masthead, which clearly displays name and editorial title;
— and / or A bylined industry-related article written and published within the last year


Please send an e-mail outlining the specific story concept, as well as a link to the relevant outlet to Roni Moore at rmoore@namanow.org. A reply will be issued in the order of the request received. Thank you.