If a member of the media contacts you or your department, contact the Office of Public Affairs right away. It is important to respond quickly, because most reporters are on deadline. Remember, it is perfectly acceptable to tell a reporter that you can call him/her back. Get the reporter's news organization, name, phone, cell phone, email and deadline, and contact Manny Romero, Executive Director of Public Affairs, at (212) 220-1238 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the Office of Public Affairs at (212) 346-8501.
The Office of Public Affairs works closely with the media and can guide interviewees to effectively present their message points and work with journalists in all forms of media (print, radio, television and online). These guidelines are not intended to restrict BMCC employees from expressing their own opinions, but in doing so, they are advised to state that their viewpoints are personal and do not necessarily reflect those of their colleagues, BMCC or the City University of New York.
In addition to providing support to members of the BMCC community who are contacted by the media, the Office of Public Affairs can extend the news coverage and promote the interview to internal and external audiences.