Communication Blog

Promoting Campus Climate and the Bias Response and Referral Network

August 29, 2018
Help support and promote the work of the Campus Climate team and the Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN).

Achieving the Perfect Pitch

August 27, 2018
Tips to give your media pitches the highest chance of success

Local TV news: Who puts it together, and what in the world is an SOT?

August 20, 2018
A field guide to local news professionals and newsroom lingo.

Tips for Building Long-lasting Media Relationships

August 13, 2018
University Relations’ Public Relations team tells how it forges solid relationships with journalists.

Expert Alerts: Showcasing the U’s Expertise for a Year

August 9, 2018
We are marking one year since the Expert Alert communications tool was launched.

Include Links in Media Outreach

August 6, 2018
Introduce journalists to expertise with links to faculty and department pages

Are Animated GIFs the Future?

August 3, 2018
If you're looking for a visual hook, animated GIFs can help show a transformation, illustrate steps, and engage your audience.

DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Accessible Documents

July 27, 2018
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, August 23, for a workshop on how to create accessible documents (including PDFs), with Ben Peck from University Relations.

Send us your State Fair Events

July 18, 2018
We will post all U of M State Fair events on

News Media Today: The Numbers

July 17, 2018
Annual report examines data and trends in U.S. news media industry.


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