[Ansteorra-announce] [Announcements] Increased Media Attention and Guidelines
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Sat Apr 14 06:03:12 PDT 2007
Increased Media Attention and Guidelines
In the past few years, the Society has been garnering increased media
attention, some due to the efforts of the Society and Kingdom Press
Officers, some through situations beyond our control. While that can be a
positive thing, raising awareness of the Societys activities in the outside
world, expanding our potential for educational outreach and enhancing the
image of the Society as a whole, there is also a downside which will require
extra vigilance from local groups. There are media sources which are more
interested in sensationalist coverage than in portraying the organization in
an accurate manner.
First, a caution to parents: there have been incidents where an individual
has approached minors claiming to be a reporter wanting information on the
organization, but refusing to speak with parents. When we contacted the
media outlet whom the individual claimed to be representing, the media
outlet had no reporters who had contacted us. They also assured us that
they would not have approached minors without first talking to, and
obtaining permission from, the parents. Please be on your guard for this
ruse, especially in public settings.
Next, there has been an increased amount of attention from national/high end
media, including magazines, professional and student filmmakers &
documentarians, and reality TV shows. If any of these media outlets contact
you, the contact should never be handled at the local level. Refer the
contact immediately to your Kingdom Media Rep; it will most likely be
handled at a Society level. Permission to film at any SCA function for
anything other than personal viewing can only be obtained from the Corporate
level. Permission requests go to the Society Seneschal, via the Society
Additionally, permission to use the names, logos and insignia of the Society
for Creative Anachronism, Inc. for any media venture must be obtained
through the President of the SCA, via the Society Seneschal/Society Press
Office. This includes the names and heraldry of Kingdoms, Baronies and
local branches, as well as the Society as a whole.
Finally, a note about Internet video. Please let common sense prevail. Do
not post any copyrighted material (video or audio) for which you do not hold
the copyright without obtaining written permission from the copyright
Thanks to everyone for their increased attention to these matters. If you
have any questions, please contact the Society Press Office at
media at sca.org.
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