Online Media News Room

The University Communications Team provides strategic public and media relations services and support to departments, colleges and schools throughout the University.

Media Relations Services

Services include news release/media advisory preparation and distribution, strategic media list development, media interview preparation and coordination, op-ed and editorial support, strategic messaging, media monitoring, key message and Q&A development, media training, news conference support and special event media relations.

Let us help tell your great stories! Our media relations team can work with you to craft a solid pitch to the media and help get your news, story or faculty/staff expert placed.

Reporters planning a campus visit should contact the Office of Marketing & Communications at 419-372-2616 for assistance in arranging interviews with members of the University community or obtaining information. Sometimes, University-issued media passes may be required. BGSU reserves the right to restrict access to some campus locations for security and/or safety reasons.

Reporters may park in metered lots located around campus or in the gated parking lots west of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Parking for television satellite trucks for remote broadcasts must be arranged in advance through Marketing & Communications or, for sports events, through the Athletic Department.

Special one-day parking permits may be acquired for other parking lots through the University's Visitor Information Center. Reporters are always welcome to park at the Visitor Information Center and take the BGSU shuttle to other campus locations.

News media vehicles may not park in any parking spot marked "reserved." That includes parking reserved for the handicapped--unless the journalist's vehicle displays a state-issued handicapped-parking permit. Vehicles also are prohibited from parking in designated fire lanes or on any brick sidewalks.

Campus parking violations are subject to University and state-mandated parking fines.

Directions to campus and campus parking maps can be found on the University's Web site. Printed campus maps also are available on request.

On-campus student housing is considered to be the private domain of students. Reporters wishing to talk with University housing residents should call Marketing & Communications for assistance in identifying public areas where such interviews might take place. Interviews are contingent upon the availability and willingness of students to be interviewed. Likewise, photography in residence halls is restricted. Call Marketing & Communications at 419-372-2616 for assistance.

In the event of a disruption of campus operations due to weather emergencies or other occurrences, Marketing & Communications will extend operating hours as appropriate to meet the informational needs of the University community and of the news media.

Emergency information will be posted on the BGSU Web site at www.bgsu.edu, recorded on the 419-37-ALERT (419-372-5378) emergency phone line and issued to the news media through available means (telephone, fax, e-mail and/or in person).