Summary

  • WHAT: Foreign Press Centers Reporting Tour
  • WHEN: Monday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 11
  • WHERE: New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord, and surrounding areas)
  • Please RSVP to FPCElections@state.gov by Friday, January 10, 2020.

BACKGROUND:  The New Hampshire primary, which takes place after the Iowa Caucuses, is the first in a series of state primaries to choose delegates for the 2020 Democratic and Republican national conventions, where the presidential nominees will be determined.  Historically, the New Hampshire primary, because of its timing and vast media attention, has greatly affected the outcome for candidates’ campaigns.  Join the Foreign Press Centers for an in-depth look at the unique state of New Hampshire, the primary system, and how Americans choose their next president.

PROGRAM:  The schedule will include a meeting with the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office and a briefing from a New Hampshire academic expert on the primary system.  There will also be opportunities to engage directly with primary voters and to attend candidate functions, town halls, and forums.  Other meetings with civil society organizations, media associations, or local government groups may also be arranged.

LOGISTICS:  Journalists are responsible for their own travel costs for this tour, to include airfare or other transportation to New Hampshire, lodging, meals, and any other costs associated with filing stories.  However, local transportation will be provided to meetings and events as part of the reporting tour.  The program will begin on the morning of Monday, February 10, so journalists are advised to consider arriving on Sunday, February 9.  The program will conclude on the evening of Tuesday, February 11, following the announcement of voting results.

Please note that hotels are filling up quickly, and lodging rates will be higher than usual.  Detailed information about logistics and the program will be provided once participation is confirmed.

Please also note that space for this reporting tour is limited.  This program is only for actively-credentialed Foreign Press Centers members.


NOTE:  All programs are subject to change.  Please call (646) 282-2830 for information on this briefing and other FPC activities.

For this program, please call (646) 282-2830 or email FPCElections@state.gov with any questions.


New York Foreign Press Center
799 United Nations Plaza, 10th Floor
New York, NY  10017
Phone: (646) 282-2830

U.S. Department of State

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