Working with News Media

Media requests for information about the university, interviews with members of the SSU community and filming on campus are handled by Marketing and Communications. The media relations staff is available to help with requests from media. Employees, faculty, colleges, schools or departments that seek to generate external media coverage about a program, event or achievement must first contact the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Handling media requests

All faculty and staff should notify Marketing and Communications of media inquiries or requests.

Promoting SSU

Marketing and Communications issues releases on major research, events and initiatives affecting the university community. Contact the Marketing and Communications staff for help preparing releases.

Whether a story or event will receive outside press coverage depends on many factors, including the nature and significance of the news or event, the timing and even what other news is happening that day. Generally, a story must have some unusual aspect to warrant wide attention. Media coverage of any story or event never can be guaranteed.

Media access for guest lecturers

Marketing and Communications should be informed of any guest lectures. This helps ensure that a university staff member remains the contact for reporters who have questions about the event or university policies for press coverage. If there are specific media outlets the visiting individual would like to invite, please forward the request to Marketing and Communications and we will extend an invitation to those journalists.

Faculty who allow members of the news media to attend a class must notify students in advance to give them the opportunity to opt-out for privacy concerns.

Outside photographers and film crews

All camera crews and still photographers must obtain authorization in advance from Marketing and Communications to film, videotape or take pictures on campus. Faculty and staff should notify Marketing and Communications staff to have a photographer or film crew come to campus.

Marketing and Communications will work with offices across campus to secure the appropriate locations, ensure parking access, notify the Department of Public Safety and confirm that all permission forms are signed.

Contact Us

Department of Marketing & Communications
Savannah State University
Box 20439
Savannah, GA 31404
Phone: (912) 358-3049
Fax: (912) 353-3194