The Visit Seattle Public Relations Department coordinates group and individual media visits in Seattle throughout the year. Requests are handled on an individual basis and the level of support provided depends upon the journalist’s story, advance notice provided, time of year, length of stay and the ability of Seattle hotels and attractions to assist. If you’re a journalist who is planning a trip to Seattle and need assistance, the following steps will help us to help you:
Several regular media newsletters are distributed by the Visit Seattle Public Relations team. Click here to see our Newsletter Archive.
Fact checking services are offered to journalists writing about Seattle. To submit a manuscript by e-mail, please click here. You may also fax to the attention of ‘Public Relations’ at (206) 461-5857. Please specify your deadline and allow for at least a 48-hour turnaround.
Images for editorial use are available to members of the media. In order to obtain these images via an online image gallery link, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In most instances we are able to fulfill your request the same business day.
Stock B-roll video footage featuring unedited Seattle scenes is available for editorial use by broadcast media. The B-roll is free of charge for such use for a period of 30 days; however, a Video Use Contract must be submitted in order for a loan to be considered. A credit card number and signature are required on the form to guarantee the return of tapes.
Once a B-roll loan is approved, the tape will be mailed immediately for delivery within three to five business days. Express delivery is available if the video recipient provides an express mail account number and the video use contract is received and approved no later than 2 p.m. Pacific Time on the shipment day.
To download a PDF version of the contract, click here. Once the contract is fully completed, please submit by fax to (206) 461-5857. A time-coded menu of scenes from Seattle B-Roll is available for download here.