Information for journalists
Carolina faculty and administrators can share their expertise 24/7 with national TV networks, cable or local TV stations, and radio stations for news interviews from our on-campus news studio.
The state-of-the-art studio allows for live and pre-recorded interviews utilizing our Sony XDCAM HD Camcorders, outfitted for studio use. An adjacent control room handles technical operations for interviews in the studio.
Carolina News Studio is staffed by engineers and producers with decades of combined experience in live and taped interviews. In addition to overseeing studio interviews, the staff can shoot video out in the field, as well as b-roll to support the story, using Sony XDCAM HD cameras and Final Cut Pro editing software.
For recorded or live feeds to radio stations, the studio is also equipped with ISDN connectivity using Telos’ Zephyr Xstream codec.
The Carolina News Studio is a partnership between University Relations and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The studio is conveniently located on central campus in Carroll Hall, home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Carolina News Studio has a dedicated broadcast-quality fiber interconnection to Microspace Communications, Corp. in Raleigh, N.C. Microspace can provide on-demand access to most of the world’s major broadcast outlets via satellite uplink and VYVX fiber optics.
During the next few months, the studio will transmit a standard definition signal. Future capabilities include broadcasting in high definition and instantaneously switching between SDTV and HDTV.
The Studio Manager, Rob Holliday, can assist you in setting up an interview for your broadcast.
News Services office: (919) 843-6322
Studio office: (919) 843-9939
Cell phone: (919) 259-2193
You may also contact News Services to schedule studio time.
Main office: 919-962-2091
On-call pager: 919-216-2584
To find the right UNC expert visit our online UNC experts database.
The satellite time and fiber optic prices when using the Carolina News Studio’s facilities must be negotiated directly with Microspace.