The changing scope of communication technology affects the way the university communicates with its audiences. This is especially true with news delivery. The official university news bureau is housed in the Office of Marketing and Communication, and that staff has responsibility for disseminating official university news and information to the myriad media outlets for Samford news.
In-house writers research and write news and feature stories, and media releases, and develop video news releases to publicize Samford activities ranging from international conferences to individual academic research and student achievements. (The sports information office fulfills this service for athletics.)
The staff also assists media outlets with inquiries involving the university. Employees who are contacted directly by news media should use personal and professional discretion in responding to media inquiries. Please notify the communication office of any inquiries.
Most news and feature stories developed by the Office of Marketing and Communication are posted online at www.samford.edu/news.