How we can help: The staff of the Gallery serves as a liaison between Senate offices and news correspondents and works to keep broadcasters informed of Senate activities. Senate Gallery staff members attend all Senate functions covered by the broadcast media and may be called upon for assistance or for a list of those members of the broadcast media attending.

DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION

Electronic Bulletin Board: Studio appearances, notices of press conferences, stakeouts and photo opportunities will be placed on the electronic bulletin board, which is seen in all Congressional News Media Galleries. Call the Senate Radio-Television Gallery to post items.

Releases:  The Radio-Television Gallery will coordinate distribution of Senate press releases. We request that Press Secretaries deliver 20 copies of press releases to S-325 for the members of the broadcast media. These releases will be posted upon arrival. Press secretaries may also personally deliver press releases to Gallery members in their booths.

SENATE COMMITTEES

Committee Coverage: The Gallery staff coordinates broadcast coverage of Senate committee hearings. Senate offices may check with the Gallery after 4:45 p.m. to learn which committees are being covered by the broadcast media the following day.

Out of Town Reporters: Congress requires that all broadcast reporters and technicians covering news events on Capitol Hill be accredited by the Radio-Television Correspondents' Galleries. Gallery credentials must be displayed while working inside the Capitol complex or on the Capitol grounds. Reporters from your home state, while not eligible for regular membership in the Galleries, may get temporary credentials by contacting the Senate Gallery staff.