Other Press Center

The International Press Center Seattle is part of a network of Foreign and International Press Centers in the United States. The federal government operates two Foreign Press Centers in Washington D.C. and New York. Foreign Press Center services include:

  • High-level briefings by government officials on the topics of current interest.
  • News-gathering tours on major economic, political, security, social, and cultural themes.
  • News briefings piped in live from the White House, the State Department, the Defense Department, and other US agencies and congressional committees.
  • Advice on coverage plans and help arranging appointments.
  • Reference and information services, including access to on- line databases.
  • Associated Press and USA News Service.

State Department Foreign Press Centers

Washington Foreign Press Center
898 National Press Building
14th & F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20045 USA
Tel: 202-724-1640
Fax: 202-724-0007

New York Foreign Press Center
Second Floor
110 East 59th Street
New York, New York 10022 USA
Tel: 212-826-4722
Fax: 212-826-4657

A network of privately funded and operated press centers help foreign journalists cover different regions of the United States. International Press Center Seattle was the second such center established.

International Press Centers

IPC Chicago
c/o Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602 USA
Contact: Valentine Judge
Assistant Commissioner
Director of International Programs
Tel: 312-744-1425
Fax: 312-744-2089

IPC Seattle
c/o Trade Development Alliance
1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2500
Seattle, Wa. 98101-2603 USA
Contact: Sam Kaplan
Vice President
Tel: 206-389-7301
Fax: 206-624-5689

IPC Houston
c/o Greater Houston Partnership
1200 Smith , Suite 700
Houston, Texas 77002-4309 USA
Contact: Kimberley Baker
Tel: 713-651-2231
Fax: 713-651-2299