Requesting a News Release
How our writers work
To promote the university, the Office of Communications & Marketing works with faculty, students and staff to develop news releases that highlight interesting and newsworthy people and projects at TTU. Most news releases fall into one or more of these categories:
- Innovations in teaching and research
- National recognition of TTU students and staff
- Events with broad public interest
- Hometown announcements
Requesting news releases
Details on an event must reach our office two to four weeks prior to the event. We publicize events regionally, and many Upper Cumberland newspapers publish weekly, which means we have to meet submission deadlines weeks in advance of the event.
You may request specific publications and distribution dates, but we cannot guarantee it will run as you requested. Unlike paid advertising, the news releases and photos we send to media outlets are used at their discretion. We cannot guarantee whether the news releases we prepare and distribute will be published. We will work with TTU staff and students to ensure the news release is timely, relevant and interesting to increase the likelihood of placement by local media.
For more information or to send us a story idea, email Lori Shull.