Media and Public Information

Our team serves as the public voice of the university. We have primary responsibility for institutional interactions with the media, and we help establish MSU’s media communication and public information priorities, processes and procedures.

We anticipate and manage emerging issues of interest to the public and media, working to ensure a consistent and integrated approach across MSU.

We respond to media inquiries related to issues, administration and operations and develop strategies to advance specific university initiatives. We share news about university administrative changes and improvements. In a crisis, we work to provide accurate and timely information to the campus community, media and public.


What We Do

Manage Issues and Crisis Communication

We identify and analyze complex issues that impact the university, and we develop strategies to ensure clear, consistent and accurate messages are communicated. Up-to-date information on high-interest issues is available through Issues and Statements.

Develop and Share Administrative Stories

We work with leaders and partners across campus to develop and share stories about MSU operations, often including new buildings, major gifts and significant personnel or organizational changes.

Media Interaction Guidelines

MSU’s media communications coordination procedures help ensure consistency and coordination of information provided to journalists and foster positive relations with media outlets — local, regional, national and international.

Executive Communications

We support the communication needs of Michigan State University’s president and top leaders.

Internal Communications

Using a variety of channels, including InsideMSU, we distribute administrative and campus news and information to help faculty, staff and students be prepared, informed and empowered ambassadors for MSU.

Our team also provides consultation to university units that request assistance with complex internal communication plans. Contact Jason Cody, director of internal communications, for more information.