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The NIH Office of Communications & Public Liaison News Media Branch (NMB) within the NIH Office of the Director is NIH’s central resource for reporters seeking information, interviews, and media assets about NIH and its 27 Institutes and Centers. Our office assists reporters in obtaining interviews with the NIH Director and NIH OD leadership, and information about the NIH budget, grants, trans-NIH initiatives, research programs within the NIH Office of the Director, etc.
NIH News Media Branch Contacts
We can also connect you with the appropriate media office within our 27 Institutes and Centers. Alternatively, reporters can contact the NIH Institute and Center media offices directly. Collectively, the NIH media offices are dedicated to sharing NIH news with reporters and helping journalists secure expert interviews, information, and visual assets to support their stories.
Contacting our offices as early as possible will allow us to best serve reporters’ needs, but when deadlines are tight, we will make every effort to meet deadlines.
NIH News Releases
To receive NIH releases via email, please provide your name, outlet name, email address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive NIH embargoed releases, please register with EurekAlert.
The NIH Flickr page contains a wide range of downloadable images, b-roll, illustrations, and infographics for use by the media. These visual assets are free to use with the appropriate credit provided with each image. If you are seeking a visual asset that is not on the NIH Flickr page, please contact our office.
Permission must be obtained from our office prior to filming or recording on the NIH campus. Upon request, we can arrange filming of NIH buildings, events, or interviews with NIH leadership, researchers, physicians, and administrative professionals.
Once permission has been granted, we will make the necessary arrangements with campus security, provide parking information, and help guide crews through the process of setting up filming on campus, including going through security.
Prepared video and b-roll are available on the NIH Flickr page.
Photographs of the NIH campus and buildings are not permitted without prior authorization from our office. To arrange a photo shoot, please contact our office.
You may also use photos on the NIH Flickr page with appropriate credit.
NIH Remote Studio
The NIH has a high-definition remote studio that can be booked by television outlets for interviewing NIH experts remotely for a minimum fee of $350 per 30 minute slot. Producers must first coordinate with the relevant NIH media office to schedule the interview with the NIH expert. Once the availability of the NIH expert has been scheduled, producers must then contact Video Link and the NIH News Media Branch Office to schedule the studio.
Video Link contact: 617-340-4100
NIH News Media Branch contact: email@example.com
Interview Requests for Patients at the NIH Clinical Center
All interview requests for participants in a research protocol at the NIH Clinical Center must go through the NIH Clinical Center Media Office, which will coordinate with the relevant NIH IC to gauge interest with the physician researcher and research participant.
This page last reviewed on June 4, 2019