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Communicating about Rutgers

Media Relations

Resources for when media reaches out, or when you need to pitch to the media.

Communicating to the Media

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

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. 

Pitching and Promoting Your News 

University News and Media Relations can provide guidance on pitching and promoting news to the media and connect you with chancellor-level communications specialists.  

Media Inquiries

Faculty and staff should not respond directly to media inquiries on university-related issues until consulting with the appropriate media relations unit.

  • Significant Universitywide Issues: Contact University News and Media Relations for consultation.
  • Campus-Specific Issues: Contact chancellor-level communications offices for consultation.  

Media Relations Units

News Releases

To promote news, schools and units are advised to provide news releases in advance to the appropriate chancellor’s office of communications to ensure that they are aware of the item being promoted and to provide an opportunity for input.  

Submit News Release

Media Contact Information

University News and Media Relations is a primary point of contact for members of the news media requesting interviews with university personnel or seeking information about central administrative, academic, or student matters.