The Office of Marketing and Communication has a dedicated team of communication professionals and media relations specialists who work daily with local, regional, national and trade news outlets.
Our work with the media falls into two main categories:
Reporters rely on Marquette’s expert faculty and staff sources for their stories. To that end, we help pair them with the appropriate contacts to provide background or on-the-record opinion. Working with the media can bring recognition for you, your department and Marquette. This recognition for our faculty and academic programs can help in recruiting students and raising funds for academic programs and research.
We also encourage faculty and staff to opt in to our annual Experts Directory, a useful print and online tool that provides the news media with a categorized listing of hundreds of Marquette experts.
Following are some helpful tips for working with the news media:
Whether event publicity, faculty research, student profiles or broader trend stories, the Communication Team is always seeking interesting and relevant story ideas to pitch to the news media. If you have a story to share, please contact a member of our team at (414) 288-7448.
Remember, though: Not all stories are appropriate for the media. Before you present an idea to us, consider the following:
In 2010, Marquette University faculty and staff experts appeared in print and broadcast media 311 times.