The Associated Press and Gannett say their reporters will not sign the new Southeastern Conference Media Credential Policy.
“The credential restrictions would be untenable,” said Mark Silverman, editor of
the Tennessean, which covers the SEC’s University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt
University. “They fail to recognize that we are not just a newspaper. We use a
variety of mediums and I believe we are going to be able to make a prior
The News Sentinel, a part of the E.W. Scripps company, has also decided not to sign the agreement as is.