In addition to acting as a primary source for news about Ohio University itself, UCM’s Communication Services Team helps leverage the experience and expertise of OHIO faculty as a key resource for media covering topics or events of local, national, or even global importance.
The Expert Directory is a searchable database that makes it easy for members of the media to find expert sources on a broad range of subjects. Each faculty expert is featured on an individual page that includes a detailed biography, overview of expertise, contact information, links to faculty websites, and a downloadable high-resolution photograph.
In breaking news situations, the Expert Directory not only provides the media with easy access to a related expert, but also gives the University the ability to promote individuals to the media almost instantaneously. UCM continuously works with the communication staff in each college to identify new and potential experts to add to the directory and pitch to the media.