Media Relations Help

If it turns out that you are the one who will be speaking with the news media, please remember that you're not alone. You may contact the media relations specialist -- during the day at work or before/after hours on his cell phone -- for advice or guidance.

When a news story has many components and is larger in nature than the "average" story, sometimes the media relations specialist (or other appointed individual) gathers requested information from a variety of sources and relays it back to the news media. In such cases, the university is speaking in once voice, minimizing the possibility of misinformation or incomplete information being disseminated.

The media relations specialist can also pass along information to the media if the individual providing the information does not wish to speak with the media directly.

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