Communication Blog

Comms planning this summer? Think external communications.

May 20, 2019
As you use this summer to plan out your communications for the next year, be sure to keep in mind opportunities to share your unit’s story or expertise with the media.
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Data Practices Act and Privacy

May 10, 2019
Data Practices Act, private vs. public information.

What’s in the basement of Morrill Hall? A great communications tool.

May 6, 2019
Learn how doing live or prerecorded interviews with national and regional outlets is right at your fingertips at the University of Minnesota.

How to Repurpose Press Releases for an Internal Audience

April 15, 2019
Content from press releases can be used to reach students, faculty, and staff. Read more to find out how.

UR Seeks Commencement Communications Information

April 5, 2019
University Relations seeks 2019 college commencement dates, times, and speakers, plus tips on interesting stories that could hold broad media appeal.
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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.

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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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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