University of California, San Diego
October 6, 2004
I am pleased to announce the inauguration of a new media relations facility, a television interview studio for use by our faculty experts when being interviewed by national and international broadcasters.
University Communications, working in conjunction with UCSD-TV, has established a TV studio housed at UCSD-TV. This interview studio will provide a direct connection to broadcast satellites so that UCSD faculty viewpoints may be made available to journalists and their audiences, nationally and internationally. Faculty will be able to contribute on the wide variety of subjects and areas of expertise where our researchers and scholars have valuable perspectives and add to a deeper and broader understanding of contemporary issues.
One big advantage of having such a studio right in the heart of campus is that it becomes much easier for faculty members to accept invitations to be interviewed without the necessity of traveling a substantial distance to local broadcast studios. The studio backdrop will be clearly marked with the UCSD logo so as to identify our institution as the point of origin. We expect this approach will generate additional national recognition for the strength of our scholarship and the importance of our research initiatives.
I encourage members of the faculty to take advantage of this new resource.