About us

MediaCentral is a non-profit, Jerusalem based, media liaison service center providing professional support for journalists based in or visiting Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the region, since 2006.

MediaCentral believes accuracy is one of the most important keys to journalism. Therefore MediaCentral assists journalists understand the region, report the facts, and provide insightful analysis.

Media-liaison services include:

  • Immediate and accurate information
  • Access to primary sources
  • Rapid response to breaking news
  • Press briefings, conference calls and field tours
  • Contacts, translators, and speakers

In cooperation with both Israeli and Palestinian partners from the government, NGOs, and private sectors, MediaCentral provides a professional and efficient ‘base-camp’ for the foreign press to ensure comprehensive, balanced coverage of Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the region.

Meet the Director

Laura Cornfield

Head of MediaCentral

Laura is a 30 year veteran of television news journalism-including positions of producer, editor and news anchor. She most recently worked at Kan Television as the liaison for the European Broadcasting Union - responsible for supplying all the video news coming out of Israel. Her background includes training with CNN, producing, newsroom management, and on-camera reporting.

MediaCentral was established at the initiative of HonestReporting. With charitable status in Israel and the USA, MediaCentral is made possible through individual charitable donations and the Solelim Fund of The UJA Federation of New York.