In accordance with the mission of the college, media relations' charge is to inform and educate the public by facilitating communication about the accomplishments of the college's academic programs, faculty, staff and students as they relate to their work with the college. The media relations staff also publicizes the college's many public cultural events to external media.
The media relations staff prepares news releases and other media-related documents, responds to inquiries from reporters, identifies expert sources among Columbia faculty and staff. The department also assists with editorials and letters to the editor, and coordinates interviews and media appearances. We also an integral part of the college’s crisis communication team.