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Communicating with the News Media


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Academic and outreach units across the Illinois campus have communications staff members who can provide expertise with media interactions, but we all need occasional help with various public relations opportunities.

Public Affairs' resources help those units reach audiences, while ensuring consistent communications across the campus at critical times.

The News Bureau

The News Bureau at Public Affairs is available to help you reach the public with the news your unit generates using local, state, national, and international media.

crisis communications

Public Affairs advice on handling communications issues in crisis situations on campus.

Illinois Freedom of Information Act

Every communicator on the Illinois campus should have some familiarity with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), although Public Affairs is the only office on campus authorized to respond to FOIA requests, even those filed in unit offices.