Communication Blog

Managers: The Internal Communicator’s Secret Weapon

November 12, 2018
If you want to make sure faculty and staff hear your message, get it to a leader or supervisor.

Tune in to Internal Communications

October 1, 2018
Here are some ways to share the events and news of the U from an often forgotten angle, all while boosting employee engagement.

Is this off the record?

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

Achieving the Perfect Pitch

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

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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Include Links in Media Outreach

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