Getting the Word Out at UNH and Beyond
What is a News Story?
If you have a story, we want to tell it. Let us know about:
Research the public will be interested in. If you're not sure, call us anyway. We are interested in results, as well as on-going projects. To maximize the impact of your story, we like to get the news out immediately before it is published. If you're working on something big that is about to appear in an academic journal, let us know.
Expert commentary on breaking state, regional, national or international news. We can help you write an opinion/editorial, or let media know you have something important to say.
Public service or outreach projects. Let us know before you visit a city or town, so we can work with local media.
Books, authored or edited, that are about to be published.
Partnerships with state agencies, projects or research.
Innovative courses or projects.
Advance publicity for meetings and conferences. Give us a month's lead time on these. Also, while we'll do our best to get reporters to cover your event, we do not provide coverage.
Outstanding students involved in research or community outreach projects.
Got a story to tell? An event to publicize? There are now more ways than ever to let a range of audiences know. Because no one person or office at UNH oversees all the outlets, here's a guide to ensure your news, such as new research published in a journal or book, an engaging event, a large grant, a fantastic student research or community project, gets the best possible attention on campus and beyond. External news mediaIf your story or event is likely to be compelling to people beyond UNH – locally, regionally, or nationally – contact UNH Media Relations about getting the word out to the media. Please contact us a few weeks in advance of your event or happening, so we can give reporters time to plan for it. You can learn more about who to contact in Media Relations by going here.
Campus Journal is the online newsletter for UNH faculty and staff. It publishes weekly during the academic year and every other week in the summer. All news releases sent by UNH Media Relations run in Campus Journal, as do a number of other stories and announcements of particular interest to UNH faculty and staff.
Contact Editor Jody Record with story ideas. Deadline for submission is noon on Tuesday.
The UNH Homepage (www.unh.edu)
The UNH homepage is the university’s digital front door. It features items that tell the UNH’s story to a broad external audience including prospective students, parents, alumni, business partners, and potential donors. To have your news considered for a UNH homepage feature, e-mail Bridget Finnegan at least three weeks in advance of when you'd like it to begin running. Items under UNH News are generated from news releases and other sources. Items under Calendar are generated from the UNH Calendar (see below), and UNH Athletics generates items under Athletics.
UNH Today, a weekly newsmagazine, features stories, photographs and videos, and alumni news as well as the other items of interest to the UNH’s extended family and friends. UNH Today is delivered on Thursdays via email. Subscribe now! If you have a story idea please contact Erika Mantz.
Sponsoring departments or organizations must enter their own information about public events onto the UNH Calendar.
The New Hampshire
This is the independent student-run newspaper at UNH. It receives all news releases that come from UNH Media Relations. Contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The magazine is published by the UNH Alumni Association and the Office of the UNH President. It is produced by the Alumni Association's communications office. Contact the editor, Kristin Duisberg, with story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNH Social Media
UNH encourages the use of social media to keep in touch with constituents and create opportunities for interaction and discussion.
Other UNH Websites
Departmental websites are managed locally. Talk to your department or college's website administrator about posting your news, event or photo on the appropriate sites. News releases from UNH Media Relations are fed to appropriate college and institute websites via an RSS feed.
Alumni E-mail Broadcasts
The Wildcat World e-mail broadcast system sends e-mail to alumni and/or friends. It contains a unique link that allows recipients to update their preferred e-mail address. Extensive segmenting is possible. Fill out the form here.