News Photos, Video and Broadcast

Stanford accommodates reasonable requests for photography and filming on campus by professional journalists involved in news gathering. Before scheduling interviews or arriving on campus, journalists should familiarize themselves with Stanford’s Privacy Statement.

Obtaining Photographs

Photographs related to recent press releases can be found at To obtain other photographs of Stanford individuals and events for publication in news media, please contact the News Service Library at or (650) 725-1943.

News Service photo policy

Photographs provided by the Stanford News Service are to be used – with appropriate credit – for editorial purposes only. Flopping, altering or otherwise embellishing these photos in any way that changes the photographs' editorial content is prohibited. Images provided for Web use must be resized to low resolution. Permission is for one-time use only. Supplied image files must be deleted after use.

Video B-Roll

Broadcast news media requests for campus B-roll should be directed to Gordon Gurley, Director, Stanford Video,

For all other news video requests, contact the News Service.

General rules for journalists

The Stanford campus is private property. Stanford reserves the right to refuse permission to film or photograph on Stanford-owned lands for any reasons.

Commercial filming and photography is prohibited. Non-news and non-commercial photography and filming requests must be made in writing at least five days in advance by emailing Kurt Hickman, See non-news filming and photography policies here.

Permission to shoot news-related photography or filming in interior spaces is required in all circumstances. This includes administration and office buildings, classrooms, laboratories, dormitories and residences. Also covered under this rule are inside dining areas, private or public.

Permission must be granted by individual instructors to take photographs of or film classrooms; by supervisors for labs; and by administrators or resident fellows through the News Service for dorms and dining rooms. This has been a long-standing rule at Stanford, and there are no exceptions. It applies to any type of photography --stills, video and film -- and to print and broadcast reporters with cameras.

The News Service generally is available to assist crews with shooting on campus if needed, including setting up locations and getting access to restricted areas when permission to shoot has been granted.
In many cases, especially if you are not familiar with Stanford, we can save you time and effort if you call here first (650-723-2558).

Broadcast facilities

Stanford has broadcast studio facilities available to the news media on a first-come, first-served basis for interviewing faculty and staff. We have the capacity to transmit by VYVX fiber optic for television and by ISDN for radio for live broadcast feeds. For more information contact the Stanford News Service at (650) 723-2558.