How to sign out equipment from the Media Center

You must be trained to check out Annenberg Media Center equipment. Training workshops are held at the beginning of the semester. You must have your student ID with you to check out equipment. A STUDENT CAN ONLY CHECK OUT EQUIPMENT FOR HIS OR HER OWN USE. There are no exceptions to these rules. 

Equipment Room Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm

Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm (last check out is at 4:30pm)

During hours of operation, you can contact the Equipment Room with questions or reservation requests in person, by phone 213 740-5739 or by email

MC equipment includes:

Students enrolled in core journalism classes should not need special permission for most basic equipment. Some specialized equipment requires approval, and all overnight/weekend use also requires approval.

You must fill out an online Equipment Assignment Form with MC Producer or Faculty approval. This form is sent automatically to the Equipment Room.

Returning Your Equipment

When you check in your equipment, we will go over the kit with you. You must remain by the checkout window until the full check-in process is complete. You are responsible for returning your equipment as neatly as it was checked out. It is your responsibility to remove all personal belongings (wallets, money, ID’s, credit cards, personal media, etc). –

General Equipment Room Policies are posted at the counter

MC Memory Cards

Memory Cards will be provided for Media Center assignments only. They will be distributed to you when checking out video and audio equipment from the Annenberg Equipment Room. It is your responsibility to test the equipment and Memory Cards to make sure they are both in good working order before you leave the building. When you return, upload your media from the card to the FORK Media Asset Manager (MAM). After the files have been transferred to the MAM it is then your responsibility to return your Memory Card to one of the wall drop boxes located throughout the Media Center.

Please do not:

• Return Memory Cards to the Equipment Room.

• Leave Memory Cards in your equipment kit.

• Leave Memory Cards lying around or trust someone else to turn them in for you.

You are financially responsible for Memory Cards not turned in. ($20 each)

Note: Impact has unique Memory Cards. Refer to their separate documentation.

About This Site

This is a resource hub to help student reporters at the Annenberg Media Center.

If you’re new to the Media Center, check out this one-page guide to see what it’s all about.

Contact the Media Center

Media Center Director, Professor Christina Bellantoni

Annenberg Media Executive Editor, Tess Patton

Annenberg Media Assignment Desk:
(213) 740-3847

For equipment-related issues:
(213) 740-5739