Mercer University’s Media Relations office serves as a liaison between the University and the news media. The office works with faculty, staff and students to promote to external media outstanding research, exceptional community outreach, innovative academic programs, major awards and recognitions, expert opinions and major events. Media Relations issues all news releases on behalf of the University and helps to coordinate media requests to visit campus or interview faculty and staff about their work.
Working with Media Relations
- If you are interested in submitting opinion articles to a media organization, Media Relations will assist you in placement.
- For promotion of an event, please contact the office at least three weeks prior to the event.Waiting until the day of an event does not give reporters and editors enough time to plan for coverage. Please include the time, date and location of an activity for which you are seeking coverage. Also, have the name and contact information for the person who will speak on behalf of the organization or office hosting the event. When contacting Media Relations, feel free to suggest names of publications that cover topics relevant to the research or event you would like to publicize.
Contact Media Relations
For more information on ways to publicize your work or event, please contact Jennifer Fairfield-Williams, director of media relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 301-4037.
Mercer faculty are welcomed and encouraged to speak directly to the media in their areas of expertise without prior approval by Media Relations. Please refer all media contacts about matters concerning University policy or procedures to Media Relations. For questions about this policy, contact Jennifer Fairfield-Williams, director of media relations, at email@example.com or (478) 301-4037.
ThisWeek@Mercer is a weekly e-mail service for faculty, staff and students that includes selected events from the University Web Calendar. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit events to the Web Calendar to publicize the event and to minimize event conflicts. To submit your event, go to the Calendar site and click on “add an event” in the upper-right-hand side of the page. If you have questions, contact Jennifer Falk, director of digital communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 301-2319.