Hello, What I would like to do is submit the occasional essay or story or interview to a local newspaper or magazine. What I'm ignorant to is, if for instance, a politician or celebrity was in town for an appearance and I pitched the idea to one of these publications (or TV stations for that matter with video footage) that I had intimate knowledge of this person and had a list of great questions ready to go - what are the odds that publication would "endorse" you or temporarily allow you under their name, to help facilitate some time with this person? Obviously, I imagine they would want some credentials and samples, so they don't ruin their credibility, and they would likely have only a moderate interest in the interview, since they hadn't assigned it to someone already. The alternative, however, would be if I created this interview or story myself, and then presented it to one of these publications. Surely, if I had an exclusive interview with Bill Clinton, they would publish it, but are they more critical to non-employees with unrequested, not necessarily current news items like this? Or is it fair to think a good story would get their attention?