Information aimed at helping visiting media to Deepdale and providing information to facilitate all media requests.
PNE Media is the club's in-house press and new media organisation, responsible for dealing with all incoming press requests, updating the news content of the official PNE website and iFollow, and producing the award-winning matchday programme 'The One And Only' to name just a few of the operations performed by the department on a daily basis.
The PNE Media department consists of:
- Ben Rhodes (Club Secretary and Head of Communications)
- Hannah Broadley (Media Officer)
With matchday/part-time support from:
- Jonathan Breeze, Guy Clarke, Adrian Ward, Matt Hardman and Anthony Wareing (iFollow PNE commentators on a rotational basis)
- Tom Rawcliffe (press steward)
- Sam Budd (cameraman)
- Ian Robinson (photographer)
- Matthew Brown (Academy reporter)
All interview requests or general media enquiries relating to club affairs are to be directed to the media department, preferably via email to email@example.com or by calling 0344 856 1964. We will endeavour to deal with every request from accredited media sources as soon as possible.
The vast majority of interview requests will be facilitated at our regular press conferences, which normally take place the day before a midweek competitive first team game and two days ahead of a competitive first team weekend game. As a general rule of thumb, press conferences ahead of a weekend game will take place on Wednesday morning. For midweek fixtures, most press conferences will take place during the morning of the day before the game. The club will occasionally call press conferences in the event of a major signing or announcement.
All press conferences are provisionally scheduled to take place at Springfields training ground unless otherwise stated in our regular e-mail press releases. Any accredited organisations requiring further information in this regard are asked to contact the club via the number listed above. Please read any press releases carefully for details of alterations to press conference venues as we cannot accept re-arranged press conferences to accommodate any organisations who turn up at the wrong venue.
In order for media organisations to attend first team fixtures at Deepdale to provide broadcast or written coverage, EFL media accreditation is required. To obtain permission to report on all EFL fixtures, please contact Kelly Williams firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 7864 9163. Please note that the EFL reserves the right to refuse any applications which are considered unsuitable or outwith the best interests of the competition.
Accredited organisations wishing to attend PNE home fixtures are asked to make their applications through DataCo's I-PBS online booking system http://www.football-dataco.com.
Please note that the closing date for accreditation applications is 3.30pm on Thursdays for all weekend fixtures, or 3.30pm two days before a midweek fixture. Though we can normally accommodate late requests (subject to availability), the deadlines have been set to ensure the smoothest possible service on the day of the game. We respectfully ask that all submissions for accreditation are made via the I-PBS system.
Please avoid ringing to confirm the status of your application prior to this point. We will not supply confirmation of acceptance for any emailed faxed requests, so please send your application via I-PBS if you require confirmation.
Live full match commentaries can only be carried out where an agreement exists between the club, the EFL and the third party broadcaster. Any organisations with such an agreement is requested to submit a purchase order number with their accreditation request in order to allow us to process your application. We cannot guarantee access to any organisation not adhering to this request.
All media parking passes provide access to one of our available car parks on matchdays (this is normally our club shop car park, though this may change from game-to-game). Please note that parking is only available on a first-come, first-served basis to any media organisations applying in advance of the matchday via the normal channels listed above. The PNE Media department cannot be held responsible for any vehicles parked on our property, nor are we able to assist in the release of cars parked without prior arrangement in a club car park that subsequently becomes locked in after our scheduled closing time.
The vast majority of images used in our matchday programme and via the pages of our club website are provided by our official photographer, Ian Robinson. For any queries relating to imagery, please contact our media department.
Other images featured on our site are courtesy of PNE, Action Images or PA Images. Others are accredited where necessary.
All Preston North End home games are filmed by Sam Budd Media. For queries relating to Sam Budd Media and Preston North End, please contact the media department.
iFollow is the club's official broadcast channel, provided as an online subscription service in conjunction with NeuLion. The club is responsible for providing the daily video interview content and the matchday audio commentary on all first team home and away games. For any queries relating to club-generated content, please contact email@example.com. For subscription or technical queries, please contact NeuLion's customer services department. Please do not contact the club if your query is of a technical nature as such matters are beyond our control in most instances.
Work Experience/Student Requests
Due to the vast number of requests we receive relating to student projects or possible work experience placements, it is unfortunately impossible for us to grant every request we receive. Students will be permitted to attend player press conferences by invitation only during the 2018/19 season.
Opportunities for individuals wishing to gain work experience within the media department - including the chance to report on non-first team fixtures - are occasionally available. Anyone wishing to be considered for such a placement are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org, stating: - the reason for their application - the whole weeks in which they are available (preferably in fortnightly periods or longer) ...and including: - an up to date CV - examples of relevant work in this area.
Please note that all work placements with PNE Media are unpaid.
If the above information still doesn't answer your query, please feel free to email email@example.com; Ben Rhodes and Hannah Broadley can be contacted through the club's reception on 0344 856 1964.
Last updated 3rd May 2017