Media & Press Pass Requirements

GSMI Media Passes are only provided to full-time reporters and free-lancers who work for established print, online and broadcast news organizations.

Each applicant must follow the application guidelines below. Please keep in mind, completing the application does not guarantee that you will receive a press pass. GSMI will review your application and notify you if your application has been accepted.

GSMI reserves the right to revoke GSMI Press Passes at any time. Press Passes will not be granted to anyone whose principal purpose for attending a GSMI conference or summit is, in our judgment, for reasons other than covering them as working news media.

Please read GSMI Press Pass requirements below and apply accordingly.

Print & Newswire Reporters

To qualify as media as a print and newswire reporter, please provide:

  • A bylined industry-related article from your publication.
  • Article must be written by you and published within the last 2 months.
  • The copy must clearly show the name of your publication and your byline.


  • Freelance Reporters

    GSMI accepts full-time freelance reporters attending on behalf of established news organizations. Marketing, PR, business development or other industry executives who contribute bylined articles to news outlets, online sites or blogs are not eligible for GSMI Press Passes.

    To qualify as media as a freelance reporter, please provide:

  • A letter from an editor on organization letterhead stating that you are covering a particular GSMI event on assignment for their news organization.
  • A bylined, industry-related article from the publication you are representing
  • Must be published within the last two months.
  • Copy must clearly show the name of the publication and your byline.


  • Online Reporters

    Only reporters from commercial news websites qualify for GSMI Press Passes.

    Commercial news websites must also follow below guidelines:

  • Website must be previously established
  • Website must be updated regularly with original and current wireless industry news.
  • The website must have a paid reporting staff of two or more.
  • Websites must post original, dated, industry-related news at least once per week.
  • Websites must have paid advertising and a paid reporting staff of two or more employees.
  • Website content must extend beyond newsletters, links, forums, personal diaries, opinion and personal analysis.
  • NOTE: Fan sites, personal blogs or Web site writers, designers, editors or creators do not qualify for media credentials.

    To qualify as media as an online reporter, please provide:

  • A link to your website displaying your name and title appearing in an editorial capacity
  • A bylined, industry-related article from your publication
  • Must be written by you and published within the last two months
  • Copy must clearly show the name of the publication and your byline


  • Please Note: Company websites, fan sites, personal blogs and news aggregator sites DO NOT qualify for Media Passes. Website copywriters, designers, creators, marketers, sales, business development staff, etc., DO NOT qualify for Media Passes.

    Broadcast Reporters

    Please Note: Each member of a broadcast crew must register separately.

    To qualify as media as a broadcast journalist or photographer, please provide:

  • A link to an article or page displaying your name on the masthead in an editorial capacity; OR
  • A letter from a producer/editor on company letterhead stating that you are covering this GSMI event on assignment. This letter must include contact information.


  • NOT ELIGIBLE for Press Pass

    If any of the conditions below apply, please proceed to Attendee Registration.

  • Any marketing, public relations, advertising, sales, art director/designer, publisher, associate publisher, brand executive, IT, business development or other NON-EDITORIAL professionals of any media organization;
  • Any contributor or freelancer, who also works in any marketing/PR, business development, executive or IT capacity, etc., and contributes bylined articles or blog postings to news organizations;
  • Any contributor, reporter, editor, business development, marketing, sales, IT or executive, etc., associated with any industry, community, trade group or industry newsletter.

  • E-mail Tom Dibble for more information.

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