About Michigan News

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The Michigan News staff, 2023.

Michigan News is the central media relations office at the University of Michigan. Staffed mostly by former journalists, the office is organized on a beat system, much like a traditional newsroom. Michigan News writers promote faculty research, expertise and engagement, as well as major events, announcements and programs to enhance the university’s reputation around the world.

Our news writers collaborate with representatives in U-M’s 19 schools and colleges to cover such trending topics as public health, the global economy, politics, the arts, engineering advancements, and more. Michigan News also connects reporters with experts who can comment on breaking news and timely topics. The team pitches and places faculty and administrative leaders into news organizations worldwide, from mainstream outlets to niche organizations. International staff translate relevant content into Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages, and pitch to global media representatives in their native tongues.

We offer a satellite uplink studio for interviews by broadcast media networks and provide media training to faculty members willing to share their research and other expertise with the public. The multimedia department also produces and distributes videos for editorial, social media and promotional purposes. In addition, Michigan News produces the podcasts “Michigan Minds” and “Listen in, Michigan.”

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