Institutional Communications

Communicating Beyond Campus

If you'd like to share information with an audience outside of campus, Institutional Communications can help. Our writers, photographers and communication specialists provide NIU's official voice in the public sphere. They produce news releases, multimedia stories, social media content and other materials. These communications enhance NIU's image and identity in the local area and beyond.

You can share an idea for a news release by contacting us at 815-753-1681 or To ask about sharing information through NIU's main social media channels, email

Working With External Media

In addition to sharing news with external outlets, Institutional Communications is the primary contact for journalists reporting on NIU. We also maintain an experts guide of faculty and staff with extensive knowledge in a variety of subject areas. These experts provide insights on trending topics to local, regional and national media.

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