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University Communications Media Guidelines

University Communications and Marketing’s Media Relations office serves as an entryway for journalists looking to obtain comment from the university, request interviews, and quickly and efficiently connect with faculty experts and other sources throughout the large and complex university organization.

Media Guidelines

To help coordinate responses, ensure efficiency and maintain consistency of message when it comes to official university statements, we request that campus community members route media inquiries through the Media Relations office. Media Relations staff will then work to connect members of the media with the most appropriate campus source(s) and/or gather the relevant information and provide university response and comment.

Members of the media may gather news in all public areas of campus without prior consent. Media members must obtain permission to report or take photos or video inside University Housing (private residences), classrooms and laboratories, private offices, and health care and child care settings.

Individuals and organizations not with the news media must obtain prior permission to perform commercial filming or commercial still photography anywhere on campus. Media Relations also serves as the first contact for all requests for commercial filming or still photography on campus.

Direct all media inquiries and commercial filming/photography requests to Matt Lazier, assistant vice president for Communications and Media Relations.