Every four years since 2000, College Convention (recently renamed “NH Primary Student Convention”) has brought nearly 1,000 high school and college students together for a first-hand look at the workings of democracy and interactions with presidential candidates.
The Student Convention also draws scores of media representatives from around the world to cover the event, seek out stories, conduct interviews, and offer commentary from a unique vantage point and through a new generation of American voters.
In order to serve members of the press, New England College will provide a media credentialing process designed to facilitate the coverage of this important event. Members of the press may find the following information helpful.
- Media credentials will be issued to authorized reporters representing national and international daily, weekly, or monthly publications, news agencies, cable and commercial television stations, radio stations, and on-line media. Credentials will also be issued to essential team members including photographers and video and audio technicians.
- Media credentials will be non-transferable.
- All personnel representing commercial interests or special interest groups will be reviewed on a per case basis and must complete the credentialing process.
- New England College welcomes media representatives from high school and college publications, television, and radio, and will require the same credentialing process as for all other media representatives.
- Credentialing for the NH Primary Student Convention will begin on August 1, 2015 and continue through the conference dates of January 4-6, 2016. Completing the credentialing process well in advance of the Convention is strongly recommended.
- New England College will coordinate with the Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel to provide parking for satellite trucks. Requests should be made as early as possible. All other vehicles will have access to on-site parking on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Access to power, internet, phone lines, special lighting, and other technology will be limited. New England College will attempt to honor as many requests as possible. Specific requests should be made as early as possible.
- New England College will be happy to work with media representatives to attempt to arrange one-on-one interviews with organizers, candidates, and delegates, or to connect the media representative with a particular candidate’s PR staff.
New England College reserves the right to amend this policy as necessary or to revoke the media credential of any individual. Reasons may include, but are not limited to, misrepresentation, misconduct, or the disruption of any event.
For questions or additional information, please contact:
Director of Public Relations & Communications
New England College
“As Granite Staters, we take our role as the First in the Nation primary very seriously. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our primary, it’s important to applaud our state’s schools, colleges, and universities that encourage students to get involved in civic engagement. It is incumbent on all of us to be active participants in our nation’s democratic process and I commend New England College for hosting the 2016 New Hampshire Primary Student Convention.”
"Many years ago as a New Hampshire high school student I was thrilled I had access to the candidates, their top advisors and the major media personalities. The NH Primary Student Convention provides that same opportunity to every interested young person. Anyone hoping to be a future leader should be fully engaged today and attend this phenomenal experience."