Request a News Release

The Media Services team in University Relations & Communications uses multiple methods to pitch stories to journalists, including phone calls, personal emails and news releases. We distribute releases to both local and national news outlets.

UWM policy is that all news releases from university units and employees must be sent through the Media Services team with two exceptions:

  • The marketing team at the School of Continuing Education may distribute releases for events sponsored by that school.
  • The Shared Marketing Support Services account executive for the Peck School of the Arts may distribute releases for events sponsored by that school.

All releases related to research and other initiatives at those two schools (as well as all other schools and colleges) must be sent through the Media Services team.

Please use the form below to request assistance with a news release. Please note that the Media Services team reserves the right to recommend alternative means of sharing your news if an alternative seems more appropriate. Faculty and staff members promoting events are encouraged to enter their event information directly into the following media calendars, as that is more effective than sending a news release:

News Release Request

  • Please choose your academic unit or division.
  • In layman's terms, please tell us what is your research about. If there is a problem, please state the problem that could be impacted. If you are seeking assistance promoting an event, tell us about the event.
  • What makes this story special? Is your research a “discovery,” OR does it advance a solution to a problem OR does it report on a new and fundamentally different method being used to pursue a problem? If you are seeking help promoting an event, tell us who would want to come to this event and why.
  • If you are seeking help with publicizing research, please explain why this work should matter to nonscientists and/or the general public.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Note the date of the news event, or the date on which you expect your research results to be published.
  • InstitutionContact personContact phone numberContact email 
    Please list any funding agencies, research or community partners that you are working with.
  • Drop files here or
    If you have written a draft news release or your funding agency or partner institution has prepared a release, please upload it here.