Communicating with the Media

Every day, stories about Rutgers’ innovative people, research, and initiatives are shared widely across the media landscape—on news sites, social media, video channels, and in print. Media coverage is essential to the public’s understanding of the mission of Rutgers, a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Communications specialists across the university are available to provide guidance on how to tell your Rutgers story and work with the media.

Policy for Working with News Media

University News and Media Relations coordinates the dissemination of universitywide news and information and collaborates with chancellor-level university communications teams, which serve as the primary campus media spokespersons and are primarily responsible for producing external campus communications for the news media. University News and Media Relations should be consulted regarding all significant universitywide issues. Contact chancellor-level communications offices regarding campus-specific issues.

 For more information, read policy 80.1.6 Communication and Relations with the News Media (PDF)

University News and Media Relations

The office of University News and Media Relations is the official source of universitywide news and information on behalf of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The office promotes central administration initiatives and the innovations, research, activities, and accomplishments of the university’s students, faculty, and staff to broad audiences across the state, nation, and world. These include scholarly achievements, student successes, groundbreaking research, and public service initiatives.

Rutgers Today

The office of University News and Media Relations publishes Rutgers Today, the universitywide news center, providing a daily stream of stories and videos from across Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, and Rutgers University–Camden that showcase our outstanding students and faculty, research, health breakthroughs, and community programs that are improving lives in New Jersey, the nation, and beyond.

Submit an Idea or Subscribe

  • Submit story ideas to University News and Media Relations
  • Subscribe to the Rutgers Today email newsletter (sent daily during the academic year)
  • Contact us to assist your unit in developing communications plans for key universitywide initiatives

Connect with Us

University News and Media Relations also manages Rutgers University’s official social media channels. Follow us:

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Contact Us

University News and Media Relations

Dory Devlin
Senior Director
Office: 848-932-0559

Chancellor Communications Contacts

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Office of Public and Media Relations

John Cramer
Office: 848-932-7311
Cell: 732-325-5319

Neal Buccino
Assistant Director
Office: 848-932-7328
Cell: 732-668-8439

Rutgers University–Camden Communications Office

Mike Sepanic
Associate Chancellor
Office: 856-225-6026
Cell: 609-417-3856

Rutgers University–Newark Communications Office

Kimberlee Williams
Office: 973-353-5262