Communication Blog

What's an Exclusive?

November 2, 2018
Know the benefits of sending exclusives, a valuable tool for building good relationships with journalists.

Community Newspapers

October 31, 2018
Community newspapers provide the University a chance to connect locally.

University Relations - Q3 2018 Proactive Marketing & PR Report

October 30, 2018
The University Relations quarterly report captures data regarding digital marketing and public relations efforts.

News Pitching PSA: No Attachments!

October 18, 2018
The easiest way to get your pitch in front of reporters is to include it in the body of an email—not as an attachment.

Local TV News: Multiple Deadlines. Six Hours of News. Content Needed.

October 16, 2018
There are a lot of opportunities to pitch television stations your faculty’s research, new initiatives, student stories and visual content. However, knowing more about a typical day in a television newsroom can better inform when, or how, you go about pitching to them.

Is this off the record?

September 24, 2018
Understanding the types of sources journalists use.

Telling University Stories in Greater Minnesota

September 17, 2018
A new University Relations position will highlight the University's work outside the metro area.

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.

Achieving the Perfect Pitch

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


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