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Philadelphia Destination Media Center for the DNC

Philadelphia hosts the 2016 Democratic National Convention, July 25-28 — and this city has stories to tell

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Destination Media Resource for the DNC


Welcome to your go-to source for destination coverage leading up to and during the Democratic National Convention. The largest media event in the world takes place in Philadelphia, July 25-28, and VISIT PHILADELPHIA is ready with content, photos, b-roll, interview ideas and vantage points—all to help you with your Philly stories.

Want to take a tour, or need something that's not here? Get in touch.

Press Releases

Use the below buttons to filter press releases by topic to find useful information and story ideas about Philadelphia history, events, food and more.

If you would like to download a copy of the DNC media guide, please click here.

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Photos & Video


Press can use VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s extensive photo and b-roll library to illustrate their destination stories.

High-Resolution Photos

Download our high-resolution photos here, or get in touch with our visual assets team, who can recommend images and pull multiple options for your stories.



High-Definition B-Roll

Below is a sample of the 22 topics of broadcast-quality b-roll footage VISIT PHILADELPHIA offers to press. Click here to download our b-roll and edited packages, or contact our video producer.



A SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE B-ROLL



Edited Video

Browse edited Philadelphia videos, which range from 12 seconds to two minutes, on youtube.com. Here’s one example:

Vantage Points


Find the perfect backdrop for your live shot or a great photo for your article. This map features vantage points for the best views of Philadelphia.

Use the interactive map, or print the PDF.

Click the arrow icon at the top left corner to see a list of all the vantage points.

Interview Database


VISIT PHILADELPHIA can connect you with interview subjects for morning shows, ties to other states, interesting convention stories and tours around town.

A sample of people:

  • Todd Carmichael, co-founder of La Colombe coffee roasters and adventure traveler
  • Nellie Fitzpatrick, director of the Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs
  • Mason Wartman, owner of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, where customers pay $1 more to buy a slice of pizza for a homeless person
  • Valerie Gay, CEO of Art Sanctuary, which is dedicated to bringing Philadelphians together through the community-building power of black art
  • Chill Moody, hip-hop artist who believes in the power of his hometown
  • Dozens of other colorful locals who can speak about Philadelphia's history, art and culture, food, neighborhoods, parks and public spaces, LGBT scene, beer, music legacy, DNC players and Ben Franklin obsession

Visit Philadelphia Media Request Form

To request access to the Interview Database, fill out the below form:

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Media Contacts



VISIT PHILADELPHIA CONTACTS

Name Title Phone Email
Cara Schneider Director of Media Relations (215) 599-0789 cara@visitphilly.com
Donna Schorr Director of Communications (215) 599-0782 donna@visitphilly.com
Jenea Robinson Senior Manager of Media Relations (215) 599-2291 jenea@visitphilly.com
Arturo Varela Media Relations Manager (267) 765-0367 arturo@visitphilly.com

Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the DNC

Name Title Phone Email
Anna Adams-Sarthou Communications Director (215) 710-0770 anna@phldnc.com

More Resources


  • visitphilly.com – Visitor website covering exhibitions and events, must-see attractions, tours and transportation
  • uwishunu.com – The what’s-happening blog of visitphilly.com that helps people find more things to see and do
  • phldnc.com – Democratic National Convention coverage and information from the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the DNC
  • demconvention.com – Official website of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee


Twitter Accounts To Follow
@visitphillyPR @visitphilly @uwishunu
@phldnc @demconvention

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