The college’s Marketing and Communications (Marcom) team offers professional writing support. Our goal is to tell the college’s story and explain the value the college provides to our target audiences.
Do you have a great story about your students serving in the community, or about work your faculty is doing with alumni in the field? You may suggest story ideas for the news section of the college website.
We will consider submitted ideas at our next strategy meeting. Then, a team member will get back to you. Submitting an idea does not guarantee publication or publication in all channels. The college’s Marketing and Communications team will determine best fit based on the audience, the college strategic priorities and our team’s workload capacity.
Research or Professional Achievement News
The Faculty and Staff Achievements monthly email features your published journal articles, professional presentations, awards and honors and media interviews or mentions. Format of your entry will be edited for consistency within the publication. If your achievement is with students, Ohio State colleagues, alumni or colleagues at other universities, please specify in a few words.
Staff at the Office of University Research News write about faculty research results. They have specific criteria and limited staff capacity, but they provide superior insights about the value of our research to the public. Here are their criteria:
- Findings are published in a refereed journal (but let us know when it’s scheduled but not out yet to allow for release in synch with the journal article)
- Findings are quantitative, or on rare occasion, qualitative
- Findings present something new of interest to the general public or explain why something is true that we knew but didn’t know why
Ohio State supports submissions to The Conversation. theconversation.com is always interested in databased opinion pieces by PhDs (includes research specialists, postdoctoral scholars, etc.).
The benefit: Media sources around the world can pick up your piece for free and credit you. You receive a dashboard that lets you see who picked it up and how many impressions it received as a result.
Here are some types of topics The Conversation seeks:
- Current news topics, especially if they’re controversial
- Explains something most people don’t know or that is commonly questioned
- Gives expert advice about a topic of interest to the lay public
If you think you have a topic for the Office of University Research News or The Conversation, contact Janet Ciccone.
The University Insights site, meant specifically for the non-Ohio State-connected lay public, features short pieces with news the public can use. If your idea is chosen, a content writer from University Marketing and Communications will interview you to write the piece and let you review it before publication.
- Keeley Pratt shares tips to stay healthy during a pandemic holiday
- Rebecca Dore offers tips to meet the challenges of kids learning at home