Media Hub links to world broadcasters

August 18th, 2014

Academics are now able to offer expert commentary on the days breaking news stories to broadcasters around the world from a purpose-built studio at University Park.

The Media Hub, in Pope Building, accommodates live and pre-recorded television and radio interviews through an in-house fixed camera system and industry-standard ISDN line.

The TV ready camera system is managed by Globelynx, part of the Press Association, which connects the camera to hundreds of the world’s leading TV networks, including Sky News, the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, CBS News, Al Jazeera and Russia Today.

It is available 24/7. Broadcasters can search the Globelynx database to find the details of the relevant University of Nottingham expert before using the simple, online booking system to reserve a camera slot.

The studio allows the University to showcase the expertise of its academics on topical issues — from British politics and flu outbreaks to climate change and US gun control. It is also being used to proactively promote the University to global broadcasters, such as through commentary on new research or on key issues affecting higher education.

The studios ISDN line enables University staff to take part in radio interviews via a high-quality and reliable telephone link and is regularly used by BBC Radio 4 Today, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show and BBC Radio Nottingham. An additional ISDN line at Jubilee Campus can also be booked.

The studio is managed by the Universitys Communications team. As well as using the Globelynx database, journalists can access 500 experts from across the Universitys campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia via its online Media Guide to Expertise. The searchable guide, managed by the Communications team, is constantly growing and the team is keen to hear from academics and researchers who are enthusiastic about engaging with the media.

Broadcasters can book a Media Hub slot and access University experts not on the Globelynx system by contacting the Communications team.

For more information on the Media Hub or the Media Guide to Expertise, please contact The University of Nottingham Communications team:
t: 0115 951 5798

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