Communication Blog

How to Identify and Avoid Ableist, Exclusive Language

September 23, 2021
Learn how to write about people with disabilities including using inclusive language.

Increasing the Female Perspective in News

September 17, 2021
Highlights from the International Women’s Media Foundation report.

Motion Accessibility

September 10, 2021
It’s a common misunderstanding that inclusive design and accessibility can only come at the cost of design details like motion. But that isn’t really the case. You can be creative without sacrificing accessibility. How we approach motion in a responsible way is the key factor.

Facebook Page Issues - How to Avoid Suspended Pages

September 10, 2021
Over the past year, several University units have had their Facebook pages shut down. We'll walk through some of the most common reasons that this will occur, and some tips to avoid it.

Accessibility Ambassadors: Data Visualization

September 9, 2021
This month we are joined by Neha Bansal, senior director of application development in the Office of Information Technology, to discuss accessibility in data visualization.

Challenges of Introducing New Experts to the Media

September 3, 2021
As media look to diversify their expert sources to be more representative of the outlet’s communities and audience, public relations professionals have a chance to engage journalists and advocate for their experts to have a voice in local, regional and national conversations.

Early Issues of Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Now Available to the Public

August 27, 2021
Archived issues of Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder now available to the public.

Killer Analytics: Focus on Goals and Audience

August 23, 2021
In part 2 of the Killer Analytics series, learn more about easily fine-tuning your goals and audiences for your webpages.

What is AP Style?

August 13, 2021
The University Public Relations Office follows AP Style, which has been developed over time by the Associated Press since 1953, but what is it?


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