Stanford's Office of University Communications is part of the Office of Public Affairs. University Communications staff represent the university in the news and in public and media relations matters; serve as spokespeople for the university, the President, and the Provost; provide broadcast, television and video production services; and produce the university's main web pages and central publications. The offices with which University Communications interacts include:
- The President is responsible for the management of the University and all its departments, including the operation of the physical plant and the administration of the University's business activities. To assist in the performance of these duties, the President, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, appoints a number of officers.
- The Provost, as the chief academic and budget officer, administers the academic program (instruction and research in schools and other unaffliliated units) and University services in support of the academic program (student affairs, libraries, information resources, and institutional planning).
- The Office of Public Affairs coordinates and facilitates Stanford's relationships with neighboring communities; local, state, and federal government; the media; and the general public.
- The Stanford News Service provides assistance to reporters and disseminates much of the university's news. They also publish the daily Stanford Report email newsletter.
- Stanford Video captures lectures & events, produces national television shows from the Stanford campus and creates custom programs for classrooms.
Other News Offices: