For Faculty & Staff

How we can assist you

Provide help when a reporter calls:

The Office of University Communications is staffed by professional journalists with extensive experience in dealing with the media on a daily basis. The office works with all media, including on-campus publications, local, national and international press, in all formats — including print, broadcast and electronic. Our staff issues press releases, organizes press conferences and handles the university’s overall media relations.  We can assist you in publicizing news that has a university connection. Our office also maintains a list of faculty experts whom outside media can contact for expertise on timely topics. Contact the News Service at (650) 723-2558 for assistance.

You may also wish to consult our guide for working with the media.

Publicize an event or make a campus announcement:

University Communications can also help you to publiciize events and make announcements via internal vehicles, including Stanford Report, an email sent every weekday morning to approximately 17,000 faculty, staff and other subscribers. Stanford schools, departments and related programs and organizations are invited to purchase display advertisements that appear in those emails.  For more information on announcements, contact Elaine Ray at 723-7162, ray@stanford.edu. To inquire about display ads, contact Ruth Mikusko at mikusko@stanford.edu or 724-1387.

University Communications also maintains the University Event Calendar, which allows you to publicize your event on the university website. Please consult our policies and procedures for using the event calendar.

Manage the media at your event:

Having media cover your event often requires special expertise. High profile visitors may have security concerns and reporters may have particular equipment or seating needs. University Communications regularly partners with the Office of Special Events and Protocol (OSEP) to ensure that these issues are addressed in the early planning stages.  For more information contact the News Service at (650)723-2558.

Suggest a story

Have a story idea for Stanford Report? Find out how to submit your suggestions.

Communications policies

University Communications has oversight of policies regarding a variety of media-related topics, including filming and photography on campus and use of the university name, seal, and logos.

Identity Toolkit

Information about how to use the Stanford signature, emblems, fonts, colors and photos in your print and online projects.

Stanford on iTunes U and YouTube

Information about how to contribute audio and video content to Stanford's iTunes U and YouTube channels.

Web resources

University Communications is responsible for the Stanford University Homepage as well as a number of other university websites.

Video production

Stanford Video, the university’s video production unit, serves the campus and community from state-of-the-art studios located on campus.

News Service Library

The News Service librarians can help faculty and staff find archived Stanford Report articles, press releases and photographs.

SALLIE Image Database

SALLIE (Stanford ALL-Image Exchange) is Stanford's campus-wide system for managing and sharing digital photographs used in communications.