Media Information and Policies

Media Interview

COVID-19 Protocols

All individuals who are coming on to campus and/or participating in an in-person Carleton activity must attest to their vaccination status and have received their first dose by September 8, 2021, in cuScreen. All visitors to campus, including all fans, family and media attending games are strongly encouraged to complete their cuScreen account setup, attestation of vaccination and pre-screening before coming to the stadium. Setting up your cuScreen guest account can take approximately 15-20 minutes.

For more information and to set up your guest account please visit the Carleton University COVID-19 website.

Media and Photographer Credentials

Media and photographer credentials for one or all Carleton Ravens home games should be made to Jeremy Whalen at least 48 hours prior to game time. Media Credentials must be displayed at all times and are only issued to working media.

Season credentials are limited to local newspapers, radio and television stations that regularly cover the Ravens. Individual game credential requests must come from an editor/director by e-mail, or telephone through the media relations office no later than 48 hours prior the day prior to game time.

Credentials must be worn at all times, are nontransferable and do not guarantee a seat.

Media Seating

Space for media is limited. However, we will do our best to accommodate all working media. To ensure your spot, please contact Jeremy Whalen at least 48 hours prior to game time. Seating is reserved on a first-contact basis.

Practice Schedule

The Carleton Ravens’ practice schedules and locations vary each week. If you are planning to attend practice, it is best to confirm the scheduled times and locations with Jeremy Whalen at least 48 hours prior to practice time.

Interviews

Media are encouraged to contact Jeremy Whalen to ensure that interview requests are met.

Interview Policies – All interviews with Carleton student-athletes are arranged through the Sports Information Officer. Media are asked to contact the Sports Information Officer at least 24 hours in advance to arrange a time for an interview that is convenient for you. Interviews are normally scheduled before or after practice sessions so as not to interfere with the student’s time away from athletics. The location is Carleton University Athletic facility premises. For post-game interviews, there is a five to ten minute “cooling off” period for student-athletes before they interact with the media. The rules vary from sport to sport to ensure equal access to media members.

Photography

Media are encouraged to contact Jeremy Whalen to ensure that photography requests are met.

Personal photography is accepted with basic point and shoot cameras.

Photographer Guidelines for Ravens’ Nest:

Credentialed photographers may shoot at either baseline, unless having received special permission from the Sports Information Officer or the Gameday Marketing Coordinator.

There are no photo positions on the sideline.

To protect student-athlete safety, photographers must observe the “FOUR-FOOT LANE” rule, which allows one position for home and broadcasting television outlets immediately in the vicinity of the basket, then a four-foot escape lane that must be kept completely clear of photographers and equipment on either side of the basket.

Additionally, photographers must also remain a minimum of four feet behind the baseline at all times.

A maximum of 10 cameras per baseline will be permitted for a varsity events within the Ravens’ Nest.

Protocol
– Photographers are not permitted to move behind the team benches, unless having received special permission from the Sports Information Officer or the Gameday Marketing Coordinator.
– Monopods are not permitted while shooting from the baselines.
– Bags are not permitted on the court.
– Flash photography is strictly prohibited.

Photographer Guidelines for the Ravens Perch:

Credentialed photographers may shoot at field level during varsity events, unless having received special permission from the Sports Information Officer or the Gameday Marketing Coordinator.

Photographers, unless otherwise indicated, shall not enter team benches during a game.

For more information on photographer guidelines or policy, please contact the Sports Information Officer.

Press Releases

To be added to the media distribution list, please email Jeremy Whalen with the subject “Add to Email List”