Questions? Public Relations
MS-C1916Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
JacQui GettyStrategic Communications Director651email@example.com
Gail NosekPublic Relations Specialist651firstname.lastname@example.org
News releases, media advisories, and community calendar alerts are written to provide basic information to the media and public about upcoming events, speakers, new faculty, grants, etc. News releases generated by the Office of Strategic Communications must have a Hamline angle. It should involve a Hamline-sponsored event or program and/or take place on the Hamline University campus.
Information for news release requests should be submitted in writing and include essential information of who, what, where, when, why, how, and cost (if applicable). For more help in requesting a news release, see the news release checklist. Submissions can be made by sending information to:
JacQui GettyStrategic Communications DirectorMS-C19161536 Hewitt Ave.Saint Paul, MN 55104651-523-2475 (phone)651-325-1175 (cell)651-523-3153 (fax)email@example.com Gail NosekPublic Relations and Social Media StrategistMS-C19071536 Hewitt AveSaint Paul, MN 55104651-523-2511 (office)651-523-3153 (fax)firstname.lastname@example.org
News advisories are not a complete news release, but are an effective way to alert the media to news and events on campus that will take place. Advisories are also sent to the media regarding faculty experts who can share insight into major local and national news stories.
Hometown news releases are an important tool used to get Hamline in the news in a positive way. More than 2,000 hometown news releases are sent on behalf of students, faculty, and staff each year to publicize their achievements. Hometown news releases announce various achievements including (but not limited to): Commencement, dean's list, honors day achievements, and internships.
A student must give the Office of Strategic Communications permission to send out hometown news releases on his or her behalf. Students may grant permission during the admission process, during validation in the fall, or by downloading the form, printing it out, and mailing it to the Office of Strategic Communications. It is unlawful for Hamline University to obtain permission for such releases from parents, guardians, or spouses. For more information, please refer to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Once hometown news releases are sent to the media, the Office of Strategic Communications does not have control over what the papers will do with the release. An overwhelming majority of hometown news releases do get published.
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