The Division of Media Relations prepares and distributes all press releases to local,
regional, and national media except releases regarding sports-related activities.
The press releases range from major stories about achievements by faculty, administrators
and students to public service announcements. Some stories may be distributed only
to the local media depending on the subject and relevance. We also provide tips for writing press releases:
Keep headlines short, punchy and to the point
Keep pertinent info (time/date/location) in the first paragraph
Try to include a quote if possible
Keep release to one page, two at the most
Photos should be full-resolution, but no more than 1MB.
Send to our Office for review before releasing to the public
The Office of Communications is responsible for coordinating all university press
conferences. Individuals interested in scheduling a press conference can contact
The Office of Communications provides access to faculty experts, thought leaders,
researchers and student leaders to discuss aspects of their work and accomplishments.
Media requests can be emailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photography & Videography
The Office of Communications provides photography and videography services for major
University events. The staff can also assist offices, divisions, schools and colleges
in security contractual photography and videography services as needed.
The bi-weekly e-newsletter highlights people, events and news at Florida A&M University.
Staff and/or faculty members will be featured along with students and alumni who
are doing great things at FAMU and in the community. Contact email@example.com
to submit your story idea or news tip.
The Media Relations team manages all official University social media, including FAMU
Twitter, FAMU Instagram, FAMU Facebook, and FAMU YouTube. Any University unit seeking
to start or manage a social media page should first consult with this office before
doing so in order to receive guidelines and approved social media marketing material.
For more information, contact Veronique.George@famu.edu.
To interview a Florida A&M University administrator, faculty or staff member, or student,
contact (850) 599-3413.
Official University Responses
For official responses from the University, please contact (850) 599-3413.
Reporters on Campus
Journalists who wish to come to Florida A&M University’s campus to report on events,
conduct interviews, attend press conferences or take photos or video can contact the
Office of Media Relations at (850) 599-3413 for assistance. Members of the office
can assist reporters and, in many cases, help save them time and effort. Journalists
are asked to visit the Office of Communications, Lee Hall, Room 203, at the start
of their visit to ensure best results.
Public Records Requests
Need to make a public records request? Under the Freedom of Information Act, Florida
Statute 119.01 (1) “It is the policy of this state that all state, county and municipal
records shall be open for personal inspection by any person.” The Office of Communications
handles all public records requests. When requesting a public record, individuals
can submit their request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Fees for public records
are assessed in accordance with Florida Statute 119.