Communication Blog

New Communications Tool: “Talking ... with UMN”

Five Questions with an Expert
March 29, 2019
The Public Relations team in University Relations has launched a new external communications tool called “Talking ... with UMN.”

Local TV News: Can You Put Me Through to Jeff Glor?

Local television affiliates’ regional and national relationships
March 14, 2019
A look at how television news stations are interconnected—nationally, regionally and locally.

Folwell Theme is Available; Website Launches

March 8, 2019
The Folwell web theme is now available for use in University Drupal 8 websites. The theme is included in Enterprise Drupal 8, and the multi-platform components are available in the updated Pattern Library for development outside of Drupal.
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Tips for Talking Science with Reporters

March 8, 2019
How to best communicate about your research with the media.

AP Style: Why We Use It

March 4, 2019
AP style varies significantly from academic writing.
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DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Intro to Accessibility

March 4, 2019
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Tuesday, March 26 for a presentation and discussion about accessibility basics by accessibility ambassador Jenn Czeck from LATIS.
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The Benefits of Participating in Media Interviews

March 1, 2019
There are several benefits to your faculty participating in media interviews, and University Public Relations can help them prepare.
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Don’t be Puzzled by the Mia

February 21, 2019
UMN faculty members bring their education and augmented reality to Minneapolis museum-goers.

Journalists Identify Top (Share-Friendly) Health Publications

February 14, 2019
Recently, journalists identified their top health and science publications by social shares. Keep these outlets top of mind when thinking through placement of a story with national health implications.

What’s a news release vs. a pitch?

February 13, 2019
News releases and pitches are valuable tools to get earned media, but it's important to know how they differ from each other.

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