News at Princeton

Monday, April 24, 2017

Helpful Tips

The Office of Communications assists campus community members with all aspects of handling news, including:

  1. Responding to media inquiries;
  2. Handling news in emergencies;
  3. Planning a major event; and
  4. Publicizing your news or event.

When encountering unexpected news situations, it is important to remember to:

  1. Remain calm and professional;
  2. Offer no information until you’ve sought advice;
  3. If responding to a reporter, ask for his or her name, organization, phone number, email address, and deadline and inform the reporter that someone will respond promptly; and
  4. Contact media relations staff or another appropriate office such as the Department of Public Safety in an emergency.