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For Journalists

MIT is home to extraordinary work in science, technology, and other fields of inquiry, and to the world-class faculty and students who make that true. Those of us charged with sharing the Institute's news with the media hope that we can be your guides, whether you are interested in pursuing a specific research advance, or simply getting to know the Institute as a whole.

MIT News is the companion website to the MIT Media Relations website (which is where you are right now). It features articles about MIT teaching, research and innovation written by journalists on staff at MIT News. The website was launched in September 2009, and it currently serves an international audience of about 400,000 monthly unique visitors.

To receive press releases and other MIT news
The MIT News Office's Media Relations team usually distributes several press releases tied into research advances each week, along with other MIT news and announcements. Please sign up here to receive press releases on a regular basis, and let us know what topics interest you.

In any given week there are a variety of talks, symposia, and other more eclectic events happening on the MIT campus. We highlight some of these on our website, and will also notify you if we think there's something going on here that you'd want to know about. MIT also maintains an extensive events calendar.

Many of MIT's 1,000+ faculty members and researchers are available to comment on their research or other related topics. See Experts Guide.

Film crews
Film and documentary crews are welcome to film on the MIT campus, provided the focus of their work is MIT-related content and they adhere to certain guidelines.

General MIT background
See the MIT Facts page for general information about MIT, including enrollment numbers, admissions statistics, and a history of the Institute. Click here for a listing of MIT research areas by topic.

MIT studio (ISDN)
MIT Audio-Visual Services operates a studio in Building 46 equipped with an ISDN line for broadcast radio. For pricing and availability, producers should email or call 617-253-2808.

MIT studio (satellite uplink)
MIT Video Productions (MVP) operates a studio in Building 24 that allows for MIT community members to be connected live to news outlets. The studio offers a number of visual backgrounds, including images that place the interviewee at MIT. This service is $600/hour with a one-hour minimum. ($750/hour during off hours) To arrange to use the studio, please contact MVP.

We can usually provide journalists with high-resolution images to illustrate research stories. These are available for download off of individual press releases, or by request. We also have an archive of thousands of additional images, so if you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us.