The Department of Marketing and Communications has been designated as the first and primary contact with the media. Most reporters will contact the department when they need information.
If you are contacted by the media, please refer them to the Department of Marketing and Communications. We have established the following guidelines to make sure they will be referred to the proper source for information quickly and we will respect their individual deadlines.
If you are contacted by the media, please let us know: [email protected]. We are prepared to handle the inquiry and, if necessary, set up a time for the reporter to interview you or someone else. In addition, we will provide you with as much information as possible and counsel you on what to expect during the interview. We will also provide the reporter with the appropriate information about you, including the correct spelling of your name, title and area of expertise. Please keep in mind that you are not required to talk to the media, and if you are uncomfortable doing that, we stand ready to assist.
If a member of the media contacts you during a crisis situation, please do not give out any information. Refer the caller to the Department of Marketing and Communications: [email protected] or 401-825-2181. Administrators are asked to keep the Department of Marketing and Communications fully informed, in a timely manner, regarding such activities in their areas of responsibility.
Members of the media are welcome on the campuses of the Community College of Rhode Island. We ask that they contact the Department of Marketing and Communications in advance of their visit so that they will have access to the areas, buildings and people necessary to complete their story. Employees of the college are asked to contact the department when media crews and reporters are on campus.
For the safety and privacy of students, photography or videography is expressly prohibited in classrooms, cafeterias and student study areas and lounges without the prior approval of the Department of Marketing and Communications. We are willing to assist reporters, photographers and videographers in accessing these areas for interviews and background footage, but we need to make arrangements in advance with the faculty or staff members in charge of academic areas.
The Department of Marketing and Communications enjoys working with faculty members to promote projects and accomplishments.
If you have an story idea or would like to spotlight a student, member of faculty or a great accomplishment, please let us know.