Communication Blog

New Photo and Video Library

October 19, 2018
A new version of the Photo and Video Library is now available to faculty and staff. Content includes photos and video clips of campus scenes, student life, classes and labs, buildings, and people.

News Pitching PSA: No Attachments!

October 18, 2018
The easiest way to get your pitch in front of reporters is to include it in the body of an email—not as an attachment.
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Systemwide Changes Coming for Search

October 17, 2018
Google is retiring the Google Search Appliance at the end of 2018. In advance of this change, the University of Minnesota will be adopting Google’s Custom Search Engine.

Local TV News: Multiple Deadlines. Six Hours of News. Content Needed.

October 16, 2018
There are a lot of opportunities to pitch television stations your faculty’s research, new initiatives, student stories and visual content. However, knowing more about a typical day in a television newsroom can better inform when, or how, you go about pitching to them.

Public Relations in Rural Communities

October 8, 2018
Communicators working in rural areas have unique challenges when engaging with their communities. Creating positive relationships with the press and other strategies can help communicators make an impact.
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DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Creating Accessible Content
October 8, 2018
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Wednesday, October 31 for a presentation and discussion about writing accessible and inclusive content by Jen Neveau from University Libraries.
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New Driven to Discover Campaign Launches

October 2, 2018
The 2018-19 Driven to Discover campaign launched October 1. Watch the videos and learn more about the stories.
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Tune in to Internal Communications

October 1, 2018
Here are some ways to share the events and news of the U from an often forgotten angle, all while boosting employee engagement.

Is this off the record?

September 24, 2018
Understanding the types of sources journalists use.

Telling University Stories in Greater Minnesota

September 17, 2018
A new University Relations position will highlight the University's work outside the metro area.

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