Policy 1030 - Media Relations

Section: Operating/Administrative
Policy Number: 1030
Responsible Office: Media Relations
Effective Date: 3/3/03
Revised: 1/27/05; 3/12/13; 7/25/17

The Office of Media Relations is the only liaison between the University and the news media: TV; radio; newspapers; magazines; and any other news organizations. It is the only University office authorized to speak on behalf of the University, its President, Administration, Faculty and Staff. If you should receive a phone call from someone identifying him or herself as a reporter or a representative of a news organization, the University requires that you refer the call to the Office of Media Relations at 718-990-1621 (or ext. 2451).

Services Offered by the Office of Media Relations

Whether planning an event, launching a new program or just looking to get some well-deserved attention for an achievement, the Office of Media Relations can maximize your visibility and make sure you get the news media placement you desire. Media campaigns can include:

  • News release creation and distribution
  • News media placement of professors as experts in their fields
  • Media training
  • Targeted outreach to specific media outlets
  • Photography services (where applicable)

An employee’s failure to abide by this policy may result in disciplinary action by the University, up to and including termination of employment.

The Office of Media Relations is located on the Queens campus in the University Center. The Director of Media Relations has office hours at the Queens campus Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The director also handles media inquiries for all regular branch campus locations in Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island.

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