About the Lab
Press Visits and Inquiries


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Andy Ryan

Press Inquiries and Visits

The Media Lab works with national and international media (print, broadcast, and online news organizations) to present Media Lab research and programs to the public. We also:

  • help facilitate interviews and meetings between members of the press and the research groups within the Lab.
  • get information to the public through direct contact with media, as well as through press releases, press alerts, conferences, and events.
  • handle requests for information from the media regarding the Lab's researchers, and its research programs.

Alexandra Kahn, the Lab's Senior Press Liaison, will help faculty and students describe and present their work to the press and public for ideal reach and impact.

Press Visits

Requests from members of the press to visit any part of the Lab should be directed to Alexandra Kahn (akahn@media.mit.edu), the Lab's Senior Press Liaison.

Requests for photo or video shoots throughout the Lab should also be directed to Alexandra.

Filming at MIT is by permission only. Filming at the Media Lab can take place during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, with advance clearance from the Media Lab's communications office. Signed MIT release forms are typically required before filming begins. MIT and Media Lab researchers are only authorized to sign MIT filming release forms, not the forms of production companies, networks, or organizations.

To ensure that press visits are minimally disruptive to the other researchers, Alexandra Kahn or another staff member will typically accompany interviewers to their destination in the Lab. In the case of photo shoots, a staff member will escort the crew throughout the visit; this helps to protect the intellectual property of the other research groups within the Lab, as well as minimize disruption.

Obtaining Images

All requests for slides, digital photos, or videos should be directed to communications@media.mit.edu.


Alexandra Kahn, Senior Press Liaison
Tel: 617-253-0365
75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, Building E14, Room 245

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