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Resources for News Media

 

Please contact the Office of Strategic Communications for assistance with the following:

Main Office
Office of Strategic Communications
2101 Turner Hall
College Park, MD 20742-5411

email: mediainfo@umd.edu 
phone: 301-405-4621
after-hours on-call phone: 301-257-0073
fax: 301-314-9344

Follow @UMDRightNow on Twitter for news, UMD experts and campus updates.


Media Policy

The University of Maryland aims to service media requests with accurate and timely information while also telling the story of the university and its leadership, faculty, students and alumni.

Media that are visiting UMD’s campus are asked to notify the Office of Strategic Communications in advance by emailing mediainfo@umd.edu, dialing 301-257-0073 or by communicating directly with any member of the Communications staff.  Exceptions include members of the media covering athletics. Those individuals should coordinate directly with the UMD Athletics Communications Office.

View the University of Maryland's full Media Policy and FAQs.


The Office of Strategic Communications
Communications Staff

Katie Lawson

Katie Lawson

Chief Communications Officer
lawsonk@umd.edu
301-405-4622

 

Lee Tune
Associate Director of Communications
ltune@umd.edu
301-405-4679

  

Danielle Tarr

Danielle Tarr
Assistant Director Social Media
dtarr3@umd.edu
301-405-4625

 

 

Brianna Tumos

Brianna Tumos
Social Media Coordinator
btumos@umd.edu
301-405-4618 

Natifia Mullings 

Natifia Mullings
Director of Communications
mullings@umd.edu
301-405-4076

 

Alana Coyle

Alana Carchedi Coyle

Senior Communications Associate
acarched@umd.edu
301-405-0235


 

Hafsa Siddiqi 

Hafsa Siddiqi
Media Relations Manager
hafsa@umd.edu
301-405-4671

 

 

Jennifer Sparrow

Jennifer Sparrow
Communications Coordinator
jenburr@umd.edu
301-405-4621
 
 
 
Tiffany Blossom
 
Tiffany Blossom
Communications Coordinator
tblossom@umd.edu
301-405-4535
 
 

Additional Resources

Stock Video Footage Requests
To request stock footage, complete this form and submit to video@umd.edu.

Stock Photography Requests
A select number of iconic campus beauty shots are available for media use and can be found here: http://universityofmaryland.zenfolio.com/media



 

 

  

Public Safety

Please contact Campus Police for any crime-related stories:

Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas
301-405-9960


Campus Filming Guidelines

Due to the quickly evolving coronavirus situation, the university is not approving any non-news/commercial requests to film on campus at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Filming on campus by external production companies, organizations and students requires completed filming application and approval from the Office of Strategic Communications. Submit application to the Communications team at a minimum of 10 business days prior to your film date request. 

All requests to film at a UMD athletics facility must be coordinated through University Athletics. Please contact Josh Kaplan at 301.314.9729.

A Filming Fee of $1,000 per day is required in advance for all non-news/commercial filming. Other fees may apply, including security escorts, room rentals and parking permits. 

A Certificate of Insurance for $1,000,000 with a 30-day cancellation notice, which names the University of Maryland as an additional insured, is required in advance for all filming. 

All requests will receive a timely response via e-mail and University Communications reserves the right to decline any request. Once approval has been granted to film, the specifics of the request will be incorporated into a formal license agreement to be signed by a representative of the university and representative of the production company. No filming can proceed until both parties sign the agreement.

Download and complete an application form here:
Production Companies: Application to Film at the University of Maryland
Students: UMD Student Filming Agreement

Submit application to the Office of Strategic Communications at filming@umd.edu.

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