A team of editors reviews story ideas on a weekly basis and will assign a writer to follow up on submitted requests if appropriate.
Stories that can be used in multiple internal and external applications and that align with the university's strategic mission and communication priorities will be prioritized. Please understand that with limited staff we can’t cover every story, but we will do our best.
Our goal is to reach as broad an audience as possible with our stories, so we ask you to consider in advance whether the story passes what journalists call the "breakfast table test." Is it a story that the average reader would interrupt their morning news consumption to share with the person sitting across the table? If not, how can we make it pass that test?
For example, stories only about grants and awards rarely appeal to a broad audience, while stories that focus on the work that is being done as a result of a grant are of greater interest. Though some may be more appropriate for other mediums and communication outlets, generally every story has a place. If we are unable to meet your request, we will recommend alternative communication resources. Either way, you will hear back from us.
For most stories, we require a minimum of two weeks advance notice.