Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Knight Hall

John S. & James L. Knight Hall became the new home of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism on April 21, 2010. The $30 million, 53,400-square-foot building combines high-tech classrooms, multimedia labs, a 24 hour “News Bubble” for student use, a cafe, a digital bureau and studio (Studio C), two podcast studios and more. We are proud to be the home of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society for Features Journalism.

The Knight brothers have a long and distinguished journalism legacy:

Sustainable Building

  • Knight Hall is a sustainable building, designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold standard. Knight Hall was the first building on the University of Maryland campus designed to meet that standard.
  • Learn more about sustainability and Knight Hall’s LEED Gold designation.

UMTV / Tawes Hall

UMTV – the Merrill College’s cable television station – and the Capital News Service Broadcast Bureau – are housed in the adjacent Tawes Hall.

  • UMTV has two broadcast-quality studios along with edit suites and audio booths – including a podcast studio.
  • UMTV also offers live studio interview capabilities for broadcast radio (coming) and TV stations. Broadcast facilities are available to rent as well for interviews or other TV programming.
  • The Capital News Service Broadcast Bureau is based out of UMTV in Studio B. During the semester, student-produced newscasts are broadcast Tuesday-Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on cable in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and streamed in HD around the world on YouTube.

Tawes Montage