UCM works closely with reporters, editors, and producers to provide them with newsworthy
and timely information about the university.
If you have a good story idea about a program or person that you would like to see publicized by the news media, please work with UCM to coordinate coverage. Please do not contact the media personally.
Similarly, if you are contacted by a member of the news media requesting an interview with you, please direct the reporter to Shawn Ahearn (941-359-4219 | email@example.com) or John Dudley (941-359-4770 | firstname.lastname@example.org) to coordinate the request. We want to accommodate the media as best we can in a prompt and professional manner.
The UCM team pitches story ideas and disseminates information to assignment editors and reporters using the following tools:
- The Bulls Notebook newsletter sent to media representatives, staff and faculty each week during the school year.
- Press releases to the news media.
- The USFSM web site.
- Social media feeds, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
- Personal contact via phone or email.