Ive got an airshow coming to town on the 20-22nd, and while i usually have a police escort (family) to this every year, I wont have one this time around. So, the airport is having a media day at 9am today for media credentials and the sort. Well, I just looked at the requirements and basically I have to be on assignment for a company to obtain said media credential. Ive always pondered the idea about freelancing for the paper anyway, but what are my chances of getting the local paper to back me up and 'hire' me on as a freelance photographer for the airshow? Ive got a portfolio and some pictures I could show them from previous events, but im sure they arnt going to just hire any random Joe that comes walking in off the streets. I was gunna head on down to the main office in the morning at 8am and talk to someone about it and then head on down to the airport to fill out the paperwork. Any tips anyone could give? Im not looking to make money off this and the paper is more than welcome to use any photos I take.