Menu FPC Home About Us Thematic Programming Co-Ops Briefings Reporting Tours Credentials & Visas Contact Us 2017-2021 Archive HomeForeign Press Centers...2024 Elections FPC Programs hide 2024 Elections FPC Programs FPC 2024 Elections Programming The Foreign Press Centers provide foreign journalists with firsthand experience and insights into the U.S. electoral process. This year, the Foreign Press Centers will host elections-related programming, including reporting tours and briefings, for foreign journalists who hold an FPC Credential. Please continue to check this page and/or your email (credentialed journalists only) regularly for updates. Foreign Press Center Credentials Foreign journalists traveling to the United States to cover the 2024 presidential elections can apply for an FPC credential. This credential grants access to the FPCs’ events, facilities, and services in Washington, D.C. and New York, NY. They are widely recognized by government and other organizations convening media events. For more information: Media Credentials and Visa Information – United States Department of State Election Information As a courtesy to foreign journalists, the Foreign Press Center has compiled the following resources to inform reporting on the U.S. elections. You can find these resources here: 2024 Elections Resources – United States Department of State Reporting Tours The Foreign Press Centers will offer reporting tours for journalists covering the U.S. elections. These tours are extremely popular, and space will be limited. Journalists with an FPC credential will be provided instructions on how to register as soon as these programs are announced. Briefing Series The FPCs will offer a series of briefings with outside experts who will explain the federal electoral process in the United States, as well as related topics such as primaries and caucuses, nominating conventions, debates, campaign finance, and post-election constitutional processes. Election Briefing Series: How Candidates Are Selected – United States Department of State Information Session for Media Planning to Cover the 2024 Presidential Nominating Conventions – United States Department of State Media Credentialing at the National Conventions The Congressional Press Galleries vet and approve media credentials for both political conventions. Media outlets will need to apply through one of the four galleries below. The deadline to apply is April 12, 2024. For radio and television news organizations, please use this link from the House Radio and TV Gallery: https://rtvconventions2024.powerappsportals.us// For magazines and non-daily publications, please use this link from the Senate Periodical Press Gallery: https://conventions.senate.gov/application/periodical. For photographers, please use this link from the Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery: https://conventions.senate.gov/application/photo. For daily print and online news organizations, please use this link from the House Press Gallery: https://pressgallery.house.gov/conventions. National Conventions Additional resources regarding the conventions, and information about hotels and parking passes can be found at the following links: For the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chicago, Ilinois, (August 19-August 22, 2024), please consult their website: https://chicago2024.com/ For the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (July 15-July 18, 2024), please consult their website: https://gopconvention2024.com/ and https://onpeak.com/2024rncmedia for hotel information. Foreign Press Center Filing and Briefing Centers at National Conventions As in years past, the Foreign Press Center intends to offer host a filing and briefing center at both nominating conventions for use by foreign journalists. Note about election programming: Foreign Press Center election programming is designed to facilitate coverage of the electoral process for foreign reporters. The Foreign Press Centers and the Department of State do not endorse any party or candidate. This programming is offered on an informational basis. Participation in Foreign Press Center programming by briefers not affiliated with the Department of State or U.S. government does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation of their views. The views expressed by such briefers are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. government.