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Accredited Media Corps

Compiled by Michael Malleson and Laura Sunderland
August 25, 2003; Updated September 1, 2006

2006 St. Petersburg Summit
Total Accredited Media = 3,107 [1]

2005 Gleneagles Summit
Total Accredited Media = 3,051 [2]
B: Total Media Attending = 2,100 [3]

2004 Sea Island Summit
Total Accredited Media = 3,100 [4]
Total Media Attending = 1,492 [5]

2003 Evian G8 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 3,300 including about 80 from Russia (another estimate=3,000) [6]

2002 Kananaskis G8 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 2,000 (in Calgary media centre) [7] to 2,500 [8]

2001 Genoa G8 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 3,000 (accredited media from G8 countries) [9]
6,000 (total accredited media) [10]

2000 Okinawa G8 Summit
Total Accredited Media = From 4,000 [11] to "More than 10,000, accredited journalists: mostly domestic Japanese" [12]

1998 Birmingham G8 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 3,000 [13]

1995 Halifax G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 2,000 to 2,100 [14] , 150 journalists came from Russia [15]

1993 Tokyo G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 1,900 [16]

1991 London G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 4,000 [17]

1990 Houston G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 3,500 to 5,000 [18]

1988 Toronto G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 5,000 [19]

1987 Venice G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 2,300 [20]

1984 London G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 3,000 [21]

1983 Williamsburg G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 4,000 [22]

1982 Versailles G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = More than 1,000 [23] , US President Reagan was accompanied by 800 journalists (including photographers and TV crews) [24]

1981 Ottawa G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 1,300 [25]

1978 Bonn G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 1,000 [26]

1975 Rambouillet G7 Summit
Total Accredited Media = 400 [27]

Sources

[1] John Kirton (2007), "Energizing Sustainable Development:  The G8's Gleneagles Performance," in John Kirton, ed. Financing Development (Ashgate: Aldershot). Forthcoming.

[2] John Kirton (2007), "Energizing Sustainable Development:  The G8's Gleneagles Performance," in John Kirton, ed. Financing Development (Ashgate: Aldershot). Forthcoming.

[3] John Kirton (2007), "Energizing Sustainable Development:  The G8's Gleneagles Performance," in John Kirton, ed. Financing Development (Ashgate: Aldershot). Forthcoming.

[4] John Kirton (2007), "Energizing Sustainable Development:  The G8's Gleneagles Performance," in John Kirton, ed. Financing Development (Ashgate: Aldershot). Forthcoming.

[5] John Kirton (2007), "Energizing Sustainable Development:  The G8's Gleneagles Performance," in John Kirton, ed. Financing Development (Ashgate: Aldershot). Forthcoming.

[6] "A Summit by the Numbers," Clarinews, 2003.

[7] Hans de Vreij (2002), "Rich Reward for Russia," June 28.

[8] http://www.theglobeandmail.com/special/g8summit/stories/trivia.html

[9] John Kirton (2002), "Building Democratic Partnerships: The G8-Civil Society Link," November 8, EnviReform Conference.

[10] Richard Owen (2002), "Genoa Arms Find Raises G8 Summit Security Fears, Financial Times, June 16.

[11] Suvendrini Kakuchi, Asia Times, "Tokyo leads from the middle at G8 summit." July 25, 2000. <www.atimes.com/japan-econ/BG25Dh01.html>

[12] John Kirton (2002), "Building Democratic Partnerships: The G8-Civil Society Link," November 8, EnviReform Conference.

[13] BBC News. "What's in it for Nice?" December 8, 2000. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/1059593.stm>

[14] Nova Scotia Department of Finance, "Economic Impact Study: Halifax Summit -- Visitor Expenditure." 24 April, 1995. <www.chebucto.ns.ca/Current/HalifaxSummitG7/iga/iga2/eis2.html>

Kirton, John. "Halifax Summit will leave its mark," Financial Post, June 10, 1995.

[15] Nanikivell, Neville. "Summit Notebook," The Financial Post, June 17, 1995

[16] Freeman, Alan. "Summit Notebook," The Globe and Mail, July 9, 1993.

[17] Joseph, Joe. "Alarm clocks sound as the big parade hits town." The Times, July 15, 1991.

[18] United States Information Agency. "USIA Support for Houston Economic Summit." 1990.

[19] Lebolt, Fred. "Summiteers will be wined and dined around Metro Toronto." Financial Post, May 19, 1988

[20] Kilborn, Peter T. "Uneven Summit Record." New York Times, June 8, 1987.

[21] "Ringmaster of the Summit." The Times, June 7, 1984.

[22] Becker (1984)

[23] Becker (1984). "The Role of the Media"

[24] Becker (1984)

[25] Valpy, Michael.  "The Stuff of Summitry." Globe and Mail, July 20, 1981.

[26] Wood, David. "The Leaders in a Small Town in Germany." The Times, July 17, 1978.

[27] John Kirton (2002), "Building Democratic Partnerships: The G8-Civil Society Link," November 8, EnviReform Conference.

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