Media credential requests to cover the 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival must be received by Friday, August 25, for consideration.
Please note that NOT all credential requests will be granted.
To apply for media credentials please send your request to DCASEPR@cityofchicago.org. Deadline to request is Friday, August 25.
For all media inquiries about the festival please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note before making your request:
Press and Photo Credentials
Media credential requests for the Chicago Jazz Festival must be submitted by Friday, August 25, 2017. Acceptance notifications will be sent accordingly. Press access is complimentary. Each media outlet is limited to one press and one photography request as space is limited.
*Submission of a request does not guarantee admission.
Outlets can submit on media letterhead by fax at 312.744.8523, via email at DCASEPR@cityofchicago.org or mail to:
Chicago Jazz Festival Media Credential Request
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Freelance writers and photographers must submit requests for the outlet he/she is representing on the company’s letterhead with the assignment editor’s signature and contact information. Eligibility will be determined case-by-case and you will be notified if you are approved or we require further information. We will not accept any applications from freelance photographers or writers who are not on confirmed assignment.
New Media (websites, podcasts, eNews, etc.)
Press admittance is open to journalists working with a commercial news or industry-related website. The website must be established and updated regularly with relevant original and current content. Please provide a link of past TOC coverage or similar reportage with your request. Web designers, editors and creators do not qualify for media credentials.
Media credential requests from bloggers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Bloggers must host professional, industry-related blogs with original content. A link to the blog must be submitted along with the number of unique visits per month and how often it is updated.
Video and audio recording for broadcast is allowed a total of 5 minutes for non-commercial use only. Any commercial use is prohibited without artist consent and written authorization by the Chicago Jazz Festival and the City of Chicago.
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