Communication Blog

What (Not) to Wear: TV Interviews

September 11, 2018
What should you wear to look and feel your best during a media interview?

What’s a News Embargo?

August 31, 2018
News embargoes have a lot of value not only to journalists, but to U of M faculty and all of us at University Relations.
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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.
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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.
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Include Links in Media Outreach

August 6, 2018
Introduce journalists to expertise with links to faculty and department pages
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News Media Today: The Numbers

July 17, 2018
Annual report examines data and trends in U.S. news media industry.
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What journalists say catches their eye

July 13, 2018
In a survey, journalists indicate what grabs their attention and their preferences for social media tools.

Americans believe research pays off

July 9, 2018
According to a Pew study, government investment in medical and scientific research is widely supported. UMN Research Briefs put us in a great position to share our work.
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