The Office of Marketing and Communications is responsible for communicating IU Northwest's news stories to local, regional and state-wide audiences through print, radio, television/cable and online media. Our office also field queries from the media on current issues and makes arrangements for interviews with faculty experts. The media team also prepares materials such as fact sheets about the University and can provide media kits upon request.
To ensure the provision of clear, concise communications, all media inquires should be made through the office, and the initial point of contact should always be the director, the spokesperson for the University. If for some reason the director is unavailable, another member of the staff can assist you.
If you are a reporter or an editor, we can help you:
- Find an expert for your story
- IU Northwest has a wealth of expert faculty who are well versed on a variety of topics. From economics to tax law, social issues to health care topics or labor issues to literacy,our faculty experts cover a wide spectrum of topics. To contact a faculty expert, please contact us.
- Search IU Northwest news archives
If you are a student, faculty or staff member, we can help you:
- Promote your event to local media
- Do you want people to come to the event? In other words, will it be open to the public or is it a campus event only? In either case, it can be publicized ahead of time.
- If the event is open to the public, certain newspapers, radio and television stations will promote the event for free but must have the event information at least two weeks prior to the event. The information should include the event location and address, the time, cost (even if it’s free) and a phone number.
- If the event is a campus event only, it can be publicized on campus web site, e-mail listservs and through the use of flyers and posters. To find out how the OMC can help you with your event, please visit our marketing services page.
- In addition to publicity, the event may be newsworthy. Is a well-known speaker coming or are you sponsoring an event about a topic that’s in the news? If so, local media may be interested.
- For more information about promoting your event, contact Christopher Sheid at 219-980-6802 or e-mail [[ccsheid]].
- Find news articles about IU Northwest