Communication Blog

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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National surveys measure what the public and the press understand about each other

June 18, 2018
The Media Insight Project recently announced the results of twin national surveys of the public and journalists.
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Increasing the U of M System’s Media Presence: New Communications Tools

Amplification!
May 7, 2018
Simple ideas to amplify content generated from communications tools.

Increasing the U of M System’s Media Presence: New Communications Tools

Media/Expert Guides
April 26, 2018
Using Editorial Calendars, the University Public Relations team creates Media/Expert Guides to inform editorial content.
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