May 13, 2014, by Lindsay Brooke
Broadcast news camera goes live
Jeff Randall, business correspondent, alumnus, and Council member, officially opened The University of Nottingham’s new Media Hub today. He was joined by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, members of Council and academic colleagues.
The new facility will be managed by the Communications team, which acts as liaison between the media and the University’s 3,000-strong community of academics and researchers.
The Media Hub, based on University Park, can be used for both live and pre-recorded interviews through a fixed camera system. It is also equipped with an industry-standard ISDN line for broadcast radio interviews.
The Globelynx TVready camera system is part of the Press Association and connects the University to hundreds of the world’s leading TV networks, including Sky News, the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, CBS News, Al Jazeera and Russia Today.
During his short speech Jeff talked about the importance of engaging with a news-hungry media and bringing onboard academics who are outstanding in their field of expertise. In particular he mentioned the increasing demands of business news as a key opportunity to raise the profile of the University and the work that it does.
The new facility will also be a valuable tool for the Communications team when they are proactively promoting the University’s expertise to TV news producers around the world – whether in connection to a new piece of published research, their involvement in a high profile issue or event or commenting generally on the wider Higher Education agenda.
If a broadcaster contacts you with a request for an interview just get in touch with the Communications team on 0115 951 5798 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help with the arrangements. And if you want to see the facility for yourself, don’t hesitate to give us a call. The Communications team are also happy to help with media training.