Media Policies

The EAA seeks to provide complete, accurate and timely dissemination of information concerning its operations, research, programs, staff and Board of Directors.  News media requests will be addressed promptly and factually in accordance with the rules of the Edwards Aquifer Act and the EAA’s best management practices. 

The EAA welcomes all media opportunities and requests. The policies outlined below are in place to ensure the accurate and transparent dissemination of information.

A member of the media includes anyone engaged in the acquisition of news with the intent of disseminating it through legitimate and recognized mediums. Recognized mediums used to disseminate news and information include TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, books, documentary film/video productions, the Internet, and various wireless delivery formats. Also included, but not limited to, are those supporting the press, including camera crews, set-up crews, lighting crews and photographers.

EAA permission is required to conduct interviews, film, videotape, or photograph any EAA staff or location. All reasonable requests for news-related, interviews and filming will be considered, however the EAA reserves the right to deny permission if, for any reason, it is deemed that the request is not in the best interest of the EAA.

GUIDELINES

The following guidelines apply to all members of the media:

  1. Requests for permission to conduct an interview, film, videotape or photograph must be made through the Department of Public Policy and External Affairs between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday by calling 210.222.2204. Requests may also be made via e-mail to info@edwardsaquifer.org.  After-hours and weekend requests should also be directed to 210.842.1617.
  2. Requests for permission to conduct an interview, film, videotape or photograph must be made at least five (5) business days before proposed interview, filming, videotaping or photographing. In the case of breaking news where a five (5) day lead time is not feasible, requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Requests for permission to conduct an interview, film, videotape or photograph made directly to the subject of the interview, film, videotape or photograph are in violation of these guidelines and may not be honored.
  4. Members of the media must be accompanied at all times while in the EAA building(s), research site or other EAA-specific location.