Writing and Media Relations

Multimedia Guidelines

This resource provides basic guidelines for those seeking to create multimedia deliverables.

How to write a letter to the editor

Is there something you want the public to know? Writing a letter to the editor is one way to express yourself. Follow these tips to increase the possibility of your letter being published.

Writing that people want to read

A step-by-step process for organizing your thoughts and powering up your prose (originally presented at the 2007 OSU Extension Spring Training program).

Developing news releases

Positive media coverage attracts grant money and legislative support. It may be easier to ignore the mainstream media, but expanding our audience is essential for the success of the OSU Extension.

Create a blog that cannot be ignored

The success of a blog depends on the same elements that make for successful writing, successful websites, and successful conversation. Before launching your blog, learn what to include to ensure its success.

Preparing local news releases

Working with your local media is essential to share your research, teaching, and Extension successes.

Just say no to outlines

Here's an easy method to help you organize your writing without doing an outline.

Elements of an impact statement

Find out the key elements to impact reporting.

What is impact?

Impact is the difference your programs are making in peoples' lives. In more technical terms, impact is the reportable and verifiable difference a land-grant program makes in the lives of citizens.

Obtaining copyright permissions for publishing with EESC

If you want to use text, photos, illustrations, tables, charts, or graphs from another publication or Web site, note that most material is copyrighted and using it without permission is illegal. Therefore, EESC requires that you submit written documentation (email is acceptable) that you have obtained permission to reproduce anything from another source.
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