Media POLICIES, GUIDELINES and Credential Requests

Overview

  • Media representatives wishing to pursue a story will need to seek approval from the Sioux Falls School District Communities Relations Office. Supervisor – DeeAnn Konrad can be contacted at DeeAnn.Konrad@k12.sd.us. Please copy Jamie Nelson, Administrative Assistant Athletics and Physical Education at jamie.nelson@k12.sd.us.

  • In-person access to athletes/participants/coaches may be restricted to virtual or socially distanced methods. All pre and post-game interviews will need prior approval by the respective school Activities Principal.

  • Should be prepared to use an alternate broadcast location to properly social distance.

  • Event level media will have clearly marked areas where they will need to use to properly social distance.

  • Use of face coverings is expected for all media.

  • Locker rooms at all Sioux Falls School District activities (practice, event, or competition) will be closed to all reporters, photographers, and videographers.

  • Interviews and/or live microphones on a coach and/or player during any portion of the actual athletic contest, to include team huddles and locker rooms, are not permitted.

  • All members of the media must remain outside of the team bench, official scorers’ area, and designated team areas for the duration of the contest, to include during starting lineups and timeouts. Media personnel should always remain off the competition arena. For football, all media must always remain outside of the 25-yard team box markers and behind the black/white dotted media line.

  • All media members must be mobile (no tripods) and may not be in a position where they may interfere with the contest.

Credentials are required for all events in the Sioux Falls School District and can be requested through the Media Credential Request Form.

      • All 2020-2021 credential request must be submitted by: Friday, August 14th

      • The SFSD media credential must be worn so that it is always visible while at our events.

      • Press and photographer media credentials will be issued to members of the accredited media only.

            • Representatives should be affiliated with a lawful working business or enterprise with a Federal Tax ID/Employer Identification Number.

      • The Sioux Falls School District will not issue credentials for freelance writers, freelance or commercial photographers, recruiting services, independent photographers not representing a publication, newspaper, or school journalism.

      • All requests will receive written approval and/or denial. All media credentials will need to be picked up with valid Photo ID at the Instructional Planning Center:
        201 East 38th Street
        Sioux Falls, SD 57105