News & Media

Office of Marketing and Communications

What’s your story?

Before sending your story into the Office of Communications, take a minute to consider the following questions:

  • Who in the middle Georgia community needs or wants to know about this?
  • What’s the importance of this story to the University and to the community as a whole?
  • What makes this story unique?
  • Is all of the information needed for this story ready to go?  (Remember your five W’s – who, what, where, when, and why)

Due to limited resources, we are only able to issue releases about stories that have a broad appeal to the community, have significant impact on the University or the community, or are unique in some way.  Also, we need all the details when we start putting together a release – so if you’re still in the planning phases of your project or program, wait until things are a little more concrete before you bring us on board.

If your story isn’t a good fit for a wide release, we can still help you get the word out:

  • If the information in your story is of importance to the campus community, send it to for inclusion in InsideMGA.
  • If you have departmental, divisional, or office social media account(s), post your news to social media and make sure to tag the institutional accounts (see below) – we’ll pick up your post and share with our social media followers.
  • Consider releasing your story to journals, magazines, and websites that focus on your specific discipline.  Write up a draft (take a look at any of the stories in the Pressroom if you need an example of press release style) and we can take a look at your release before you send it out if you’d like.

If you would like for our office to consider your story for wide release, email Marketing and Communications, and someone from our office will be in touch within a few days.  Please note that not all stories will warrant wide release, and we may contact you with ideas for releasing your story through alternate channels.

Social Media

Social media is the easiest, least expensive, and oftentimes best way to get your story out!  If you have a departmental, divisional, or office social media account, share your news there – and make sure to tag MGA’s institutional accounts so that we can pick up your story and share it with our followers:

If your unit doesn’t have a social media presence, you can start one.  Make sure to and read the Social Media Guidelines, and return a completed copy of the Social Media Account Registration form to Marketing and Communications.