For Journalists

Whether you`re a political correspondent, an education specialist or a general or freelance reporter, the Education Media Centre can provide you with a fast, clear, impartial and media-friendly response.

We provide expert quotes on breaking stories and background briefings on running and future stories. We also showcase fresh, newsworthy research and we handle media requests for education experts to interview.

The EMC is an independent charity with no political, ideological or research agenda. Our aim is to help raise public and media awareness of academic research and to make sure it is presented in a way which is useful, accessible and informative to journalists and the public.

When education is in the news we use our our network and database of experts to produce Breaking News Reactions: quotable comments from specialist academics who appreciate the media’s need for fast and clear responses.

The Education Media Centre’s Live Briefings, usually held in central London at Senate House, help education journalists stay ahead of the game and well informed.

We bring education research experts and journalists together to hear about the evidence on key education controversies or ahead of embargoed stories – for instance on education funding, homework, university tuition fees or adult skills.

We help shape the news agenda as well: some of our Live Briefings  showcase new research which is relevant to the media and of interest to the public.

In addition, journalists can go to our Research Making News page for information about agenda-setting research.

The Education Media Centre also publishes blogs and articles on this website. The icons on the right will take you to EMC services.


If you would like to know the research evidence behind the education story you are covering, the EMC can help find an authoritative and media friendly research expert.

We are building a database of carefully chosen researchers and academics who are both experts in their field but also willing and able to engage with the media. Many of these experts have been recommended by the EMC`s Research Advisory Panel of senior education research figures.

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