News Releases

The Communications Office staff plans, researches, writes and distributes reputation-defining messages that highlight interesting and newsworthy College information, people and events.

To assure that materials released to the media are accurate, timely and consistent in style and quality, all materials (including photographs) released to the media must be coordinated and released through the Communications Office.

The staff will determine the most appropriate distribution method for the information: internal, local, statewide or national. Releases also are posted on the Seminole State website in The Newsroom and/or MySeminoleState.

Messages include (in order of priority):

  1. Student recruitment and retention
  2. Academic news
  3. Student news
  4. Collegewide event promotion

Types of releases:

  • News Briefs: Used to publicize general College academic and student news [e.g. publications, awards, grants, new hires]
  • News/features releases: News that ties into national trends, has the potential for statewide or national media coverage, concerns student recruitment or might enhance the College's reputation, will take priority
  • Event Releases: Used to publicize College-sponsored events that are open to the public

Submit News for Publication

Do you have a story that you would like us to cover? Send us the info and, if available, a related photo. Seminole State faculty and staff are welcome to submit news to the Communications Office via the TIM system:

  1. Log in to TIM.
  2. Under Communications, select Submit News Story.
  3. Complete the News Description section (Please provide as much information as possible).
  4. Attach related files if applicable.
  5. Once the request is complete, click Save and Submit.

You can also email story tips to news@seminolestate.edu. Once the request is received, a member of the Communications staff will follow up with you within two business days. For more information about submitting news for publication, contact Jay Davis at ext. 2418.

Please remember that media coverage is never guaranteed. Each media outlet decides which stories and events it will cover, based on the newsworthiness of the item, its timeliness, and space and time constraints. Although the Communications staff can release a story, the amount and type of coverage it receives is ultimately up to each media outlet. It is not the policy of the Communications Office to re-send previously issued releases or to issue multiple releases on a single event.

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