When our reporters show up at your event, there are a few things you can expect:
1. Our reporters will always dress in black or neutral colors, usually with a logo shirt or press credential clearly identifying themselves as press. They will not dress in colors or costumes and will not try to pass themselves off as guests. Press are separate from your guests and will behave accordingly. Our reporters are strictly forbidden from posing with the guests, so you will never have the awkward situation of a photographer showing up in pictures with guests or donors.
2. Our reporters will not occupy a seat at your function. We realize that at these fundraisers, setting an extra place setting for a reporter costs the organization money. We feel that money raised for a charity should not go towards feeding our reporters. We will arrive during the reception and photograph your guests at that time. Our reporters may accept a beverage during their time at your event.
3. Many times, our reporter must cover multiple events in one evening. Please make sure that parking for one vehicle is arranged, especially if there is valet or shuttle services. Ease in arriving, parking and departing is greatly appreciated.
4. At this point in time, none of our reporters have a disability that requires the assistance of a service animal. Therefore, none of our reporters will ever arrive at your event with an animal. If they do arrive with an animal, you may ask the reporter who has the animal if it is a service animal required because of a disability and if the animal was trained by a person licensed under Chapter 9.5 (commencing with Section 7200) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code or that meets the definitional criteria under federal regulations adopted to implement Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336) before admitting them to your premises. If they were not trained as such or required because of a disability, you may exclude them from your event as the animal in question is not a service animal.