The UMKC Public Relations staff works to ensure that a variety of internal and external audiences are aware of UMKC's academic excellence, community engagement, research advances, commitment to student success and other strengths.
Toward that end, we communicate with local, regional and national news media about significant events on campus or involving members of the UMKC community; manage the university's primary social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter; and help journalists connect with UMKC experts on topics of interest. In addition, the department provides extensive coverage of university people and events via the UMKC Today news page, the UMatters faculty-staff newsletter, and the rotating centerpieces on the UMKC home page. The department also counsels academic units and administrative departments on how to bring attention to the messages they seek to communicate. The department also provides alerts to the university community in situations involving severe weather or other potential emergencies.
News media have limited staffing and real estate (air time/news columns/etc.), so the successful media pitch will include as many of these traits below as possible.
Besides local, regional and national media (print, digital and broadcast), the following are great outlets for faculty news: