Contact University News Service
The News Service is the entry point for journalists who need information about the University of Minnesota.
- University News Service
- Office of University Relations
- 3 Morrill Hall
- 100 Church Street SE
- Minneapolis, MN 55455
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- Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
- After hours line (for emergencies only): (612) 293-0831
- Health Sciences News
- Academic Health Center Office of Communications
- Gopher Athletic News
- Athletic Communications
University System Campuses
- University of Minnesota Duluth
- Lynne Williams
- University of Minnesota Morris
- Melissa Vangsness
- Director of Communications
University News Service Team Members
- Board of Regents
- Office of the President
- Office of the General Counsel
- Government relations
- Student Affairs
- Office of the Vice President for Research
- Liberal Arts
- Human Resources
- Global Programs
- Study abroad
- Research (non-health related)
- Transportation Studies
- Natural resources
- Business school
- Public policy
- Public affairs
- Urban development
- Grad school
- U of M Foundation
- Alumni Association
- International law
- Human Rights law
- National security law
- Transitional justice
- Feminist legal theory
- Gender and conflict terrorism and Counter-terrorism Law
- Practice of occupation
- Insects found in gardens
- Insects found in landscapes
- Insects found in homes
- Dual language immersion education
General Media Guidelines
The University of Minnesota welcomes media to our campus. We encourage members of the media who plan to be on campus to notify the News Service so it can help facilitate the visit. Call (612) 624-5551.
As a public institution, the University is an open and public place that provides the news media reasonable access to campus. However, the University may regulate media access so as not to disrupt teaching or research, to protect the health and safety of students and staff, to protect the privacy of students and others who live on campus, and to comply with state and federal laws on student and personnel data.
The following guidelines pertain to media access to University of Minnesota owned or controlled property. These guidelines pertain to any individual or group conducting interviews, making audio or video recordings, or taking photographs for dissemination to the public via commercial or non-commercial news and information outlets, including the Internet.
See "filming on campus" for policies regarding commercial, non-news productions.
Book a Live Shot
U of M experts have immediate access to global networks using our ReadyCam® studio, located on the Twin Cities campus. The studio enables experts to appear on live TV at a moments' notice without traveling to a network studio.
Equipped with broadcast lighting, fiber optic and satellite capabilities and a robotic camera, the studio is remotely controlled by VideoLink professionals who coordinate all aspects of the live shot.
Public Records Request
The University News Service, in conjunction with the Office of Records and Information Management, handles requests by reporters and those affiliated with news organizations for information and/or documents under the Minnesota Data Practices Act. Requests should be submitted via the University's Data Request Center. Requests should be as specific as possible and also specify the news organization with which you are affiliated.
For more information on the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, visit the Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Visit the University Policy Library for the administrative policy on Public Access to University Information.