Marketing and Communication staff is available to assist with your writing needs for whatever medium you may be using.

News Releases

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 Marketing and Communication, and that staff has responsibility for disseminating official university news and information to the myriad media outlets for Samford University 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 us of any inquiries.

Most news and feature stories developed by Marketing and Communication are posted online at samford.edu/news.


Professional editors in Marketing and Communication can assist in writing and editing content for print, broadcast or electronic communication. The staff will ensure that content supports the university’s brand and message consistency and conforms to the university’s approved style manual for brand consistency.

Please allow three to five working days for assistance, depending on the scope of the project.