The News and Public Relations unit provides news, public information, and media-relations support for college programs and events.

Our team writes and edits content about the college and Penn State Extension for Penn State News and other college-wide publications, websites, and social media platforms.

We also produce news releases for distribution to relevant media and other entities and assist media by providing information and arranging interviews with faculty and staff.

If you have questions about media within the college or a suggestion for a news story, please contact us!

Areas of Expertise

We provide strategy, best practices, training, and support in the following:

  • Crisis communications
  • Media relations/publicity planning
  • News releases and feature writing and edits
  • Research communications
  • Social media

Examples of the Content We Cover

  • Student stories
  • Faculty success and grants
  • Alumni news
  • Scholarships and other awards
  • Statewide or national impact
  • Agricultural discoveries, trends, and alerts
  • Donors and giving

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News and Public Relations Team

  • Associate Director of Communications
  • Science and News Writer
  • Senior Public Relations Specialist/News Editor
  • Penn State Extension Writer (Marketing Communications Specialist)
  • Public Relations Specialist/Science Writer