To avoid confusing the local media with news releases or other contact from any number of our programs, departments and campuses, and to present a consistent message, please let us initiate and oversee these contacts. That's why the Public Affairs office has been designated by the president to manage media relations. Also, if you're contacted by the media, please let us know.
Requests for news releases are placed with the Public Affairs office. Releases to the media are for announcements and news and information about the college that the media are likely to deem "newsworthy." Therefore, we try not to overuse them. They are not a substitute for paid advertising, and we really have no control over whether or not the story appears in print or is broadcast.
All communications with media must be coordinated with the Public Affairs office by contacting James Hill three weeks before the event or desired delivery to media. However, if an opportunity arises that doesn't allow three weeks, contact us anyway and we'll help as much as possible.
Because so many community education news release requests come in at once, for these classes we require a six-week advance before the start of the term or the start of the class, whichever applies.