Kennesaw State University programs, students and new construction,
among other things, have been successfully placed by the Office
of Media Relations in newspapers, magazines and on television news.
In addition, KSU faculty and staff members are often contacted by
the media to comment as an expert on a topic within a story.
For ideas to
enhance your interview skills or on-camera appearance, read through
the following media tips.
Remember Your Rights:
- If contacted,
you are not obligated to do an interview.
- You can set
limits on the interview.
- Always get
the name and news organization of the reporter.
- Know the
your main points
background information for the reporter
your key message and sub-messages
and prepare for tough questions
of crisis communication tips are available from the Office of
TV interview or photographs
professional dress means:
- Do: Wear
long sleeves; dark, solid colors; and neatly pressed clothes
Wear bold patterns or prints; clothing with words on it; or
light colors add pounds, dark colors are more flattering
- Be brief
and direct dont ramble
your key message and sub-messages and weave them into your answers
- Be informative
- Tell the
truth (this includes saying "I dont know" when
say "No comment"
- Cite facts
- Use anecdotes
- Smile and
to specific questions about dealing with the media, contact the
Office of Media Relations, 770-423-6203.