The Communication & Marketing (C&M) team at CSU Channel Islands is here to help you promote and communicate your news, announcements, and events to the campus community and external audiences.

External Focus

News (Press) Releases

News (press) releases are written by C&M staff and are focused for external audiences to announce significant University news, announcements or events open to the public.

Types of News

  • Awards, grants, rankings, research with students or peers, and events open to the public.

Media and Publicity

  • News story ideas often require revisions to generate media interest and simple modifications to a story angle can noticeably impact the perception of a reporter or editor in determining whether your story is newsworthy.
  • Our goal is to facilitate coverage by print or digital news agencies, online outlets, and radio or television stations. Not all stories will garner media interest, but most can be featured on the CSUCI News Center and/or social media.

Distribution

  • News (press) releases are distributed to news media outlets, posted on the CSUCI homepage, and events open to the public are also submitted to local event calendars.

How to Submit

  • Requests for news (press) releases should be submitted at least 4-6 weeks in advance of an event or announcement.
  • Submit details via the C&M Services request form and select “News Release.” Include key details of your announcement or event in the ‘comments’ section and if available, attach files with additional information.

Internal (Campus) Focus

News Center

News Center information is focused to the campus community and differs from news (press) releases in that they are not distributed to news media outlets. News Center submissions are displayed on the News Center.

Types of Information

  • News Center submissions should be focused to the campus community and may include general announcements, campus news or activities, change of campus services/maintenance, or other information as deemed appropriate by C&M staff.
  • Guest speakers or a lecture series planned as part of an academic course may be submitted to the News Center if they are open to the campus community or general public and adequate seating is made available.
  • Campus meetings are not categorized as an event/activity and therefore are not promoted via the News Center.

How to Submit

Event Marketing

Communication & Marketing (C&M):

  • Creative Services: C&M staff can help support your marketing efforts through graphic design, photography, and social media promotion (see below). Requests for assistance may be made via C&M Services request form.
  • Postings: C&M is responsible for authorizing and posting materials on the 45 campus bulletin boards. Drop off your fliers or posters to the Multicultural Dream Center in Bell Tower Room 1530 or the C&M office in University Hall Room 1650. Please review and complete the Request for Postings (PDF, 119KB)

Conferences & Events:

  • Conferences & Events staff provide event planning support, logistical services, facility/room reservations for internal and external events/activities, signage placement, and more! Visit their website or call 805-437-3900 for additional information.

Social Media

Social Media is simply the quickest way to deliver a message, whether it's an announcement, event, idea, or story. Virtually all forms of media can be distributed through any number of social channels, including photos, graphics, videos, animations, etc. The best social media posts are those that intrigue, inform, or inspire your audience.

Contact the Communication & Marketing office at 805-437-8415 or csuci.news@csuci.edu for questions or additional information.