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Media relations

Rochester’s experts shape world views

Our media relations team offers services that help enhance and elevate the University’s reputation as a leading global research university through coverage in a wide range of news and media outlets. The team works to position Rochester’s thought leaders and experts to respond to pressing issues facing our world today. The team also works proactively to offer issues management consulting and to communicate updates on critical topics to the University and local community.

Areas of expertise

Media pitching and relations 

We promote the University’s research, faculty expertise, and programs to national and international media outlets.

Opinion-editorial (op-ed) and thought leadership articles

We collaborate with faculty and administrators on developing and placing opinion articles or thought leadership pieces. Use our form to request a consultation.

Media coaching

We help prepare faculty, staff, and students to interact successfully with reporters through our media coaching services.

Crisis communications

We provide thorough and immediate support through crisis responses and issues management. For guidance or support when responding to an issue, please contact Sara Miller at (585) 281-9495.

emergency notification system

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In the event of an emergency on campus and at the Medical Center, AlertUR sends notifications immediately by voice, text, and email message to members of the University community.

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