Press & Media

Penn State welcomes the opportunity to work with the media, to help journalists and bloggers get the information they need. We ask that all journalists call us before contacting a faculty member or an employee at Penn State regarding Progress-related content (including ongoing legal matters, in addition to providing updates on the initiatives we’ve put in place to address the serious issue of child abuse), or before coming to the University.

How to reach us

  • Media Contact: David La Torre (1-717-608-6337)
  • Media Email Contact:
  • Mail:
    Strategic Communications c/o
    309 Old Main
    University Park, PA 16802

Media guidelines

The University will try its best to respond to all questions from media and post them to this website unless barred by law, contract or privacy rights.

We can work with you to coordinate requests ahead of time, determine whether an interview is possible, coordinate the arrangements, and meet and accompany the media representative to the interview.

Fact Sheets


Relevant Miscellaneous Documents

Contracts and Agreements

Financial Reports

Legal Briefs and Documents

  • Penn State received a subpoena on February 2, 2012 from the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania requesting certain information from 1998 to the present. Download a pdf of the subpoena.

Freeh Report

  • The Freeh Group released its comprehensive report on July 12, 2012. The full report and Judge Freeh’s remarks in conjunction with the announcement of the publication of the report can be found at
  • The July 12, 2012 press conference that provides Penn State's initial response to Judge Freeh's report and investigation can be found here.

National Conference

  • In October 2012, Penn State hosted a national forum on child sexual abuse. Video from the conference and additional information is available at In September 2013, a second annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being was held. The event attracted district attorneys, children and youth services professionals, law enforcement officials and medical professionals as well as Penn State faculty.
  • A third annual conference, "The Role of Parenting and Family Processes in Child Maltreatment and Intervention" is scheduled for May 5-6, 2014, at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State's University Park campus.

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Media Relations

For more information, please contact the Office of Strategic Communications:

Media Contact: David La Torre

Office of Strategic Communications
The Pennsylvania State University
309 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802

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