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Media Information and Guidelines

About Media Relations

Mercer University’s Media Relations office serves as a liaison between the University and the news media. The office works to inform the media about Mercer’s outstanding research, exceptional community outreach, innovative academic programs, major awards and recognition, expert opinions and major events. Media Relations issues all news releases on behalf of the University and helps to coordinate media requests to visit campus or interview faculty, students and staff.

Media Policy

All Mercer University staff and professors are welcomed and encouraged to speak with the media regarding their areas of expertise. All questions regarding Mercer University policy should be directed to Media Relations. Contact Kyle Sears, director of media relations, at sears_k@mercer.edu or (478) 301-4037.

Contacts for the Media

View directory of staff who work with the media.

Campus Access for News Media

Members of the news media are welcome to any of Mercer University’s campuses or centers. As a courtesy, please notify Media Relations in advance of your visit by contacting Kyle Sears at (478) 301-4037 or sears_k@mercer.edu. Prior permission is required for news media access to certain facilities, including classrooms, medical facilities, laboratories and residence halls.

Commercial Projects

All commercial, non-news photography or videotaping must be approved in advance by Mercer University Office of Marketing Communications, call (478) 301-5700.

Mercer Experts

Mercer University faculty are a good source of expertise on a wide range of topics. Please follow the link below to search the database. If you cannot locate an expert in the field, contact Kyle Sears, director of media relations, at sears_k@mercer.edu or (478) 301-4037.

Find an Expert.

Photos for the Media

The Office of Marketing Communications works with professional photographers at events throughout the year and keeps an archive of photos of campus facilities, faculty and staff. Photographs are available to media upon request through the Office of Marketing Communications. For photos, contact Janet Crocker, Marketing Communications photo coordinator, at crocker_jh@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-4024.