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Faculty Resources

As a member of the University faculty, you are a trusted source of information about your specialty. We're here to help you share your work beyond professional journals and colleagues.

Connecting Journalists with Faculty Expertise

Expert Alerts are distributed to local, state and national media in response to timely or trending topics in the news. Expert Alerts amplify University of Minnesota expertise and are used by journalists as sources for their stories. Faculty or communications leads interested in participating in an Expert Alert should contact University Public Relations at 612-624-5551 or

Talking...with UMN is a resource for media outlets whereby University of Minnesota faculty answer five questions on current and other topics of general interest. Faculty or communications leads interested in participating in an Talking...with UMN should contact University Public Relations at 612-624-5551 or

Amplifying Faculty Published Research

Research Briefs are a short and concise 350-500 word summary of research that has been published in a journal and linked online. The Research Brief is written by faculty with the goal of making the research understandable to a lay audience. Research Briefs are distributed to targeted local, state, national, and international media, posted to the News & Events website and shared on social media. An online form is available to easily guide faculty when summarizing the published research.

Media Training

University Public Relations offers media training to assist leaders, faculty, staff, and others to prepare for interviews. Units interested in a media training should contact University Public Relations at 612-624-5551 or

ReadyCam® Broadcast Studio

The ReadyCam® broadcast studio is located in the basement of Morrill Hall. The broadcast studio enables experts to appear on live television at a moments notice without traveling to a network studio. Faculty contacted to do a broadcast interview should refer the producer to the University Public Relations at 612-624-5551.

Resources for Responding to Online Harassment

There has been a dramatic increase in recent years in personal, online harassment that targets scholars and researchers. “Trolling” can be professionally disruptive and personally challenging.

The University is committed to defending academic freedom and is here to support you. Learn more about the resources available.

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