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Media Inquiries

Gaining Media Coverage

College Relations and Advancement coordinates the official "voice of Edmonds Community College" and is responsible for managing all media contacts, including releasing news items about Edmonds Community College to the media. We also draft guest editorials and 'pitch' stories to the media about events, programs, services, students and faculty. We maintain a database of media contacts and monitor news about the college. When a good article runs, we help make sure it's seen.

It is very important for employees to involve the College Relations personnel in all college-related communications with representatives of the news media, both to receive assistance in preparing for interviews and to ensure accuracy and consistency in public statements.

Please refer all media inquires to Marisa Pierce, Director of Marketing and Public Information at 425.640.1697 office, 425.697.0341 cell, or marisa.pierce@edcc.edu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will you write an article about...? We can write articles to be published on our college’s blog, EdmondsSphere. We also usually write pithy press releases meant to entice others to write and print an article - and that's the challenge!

Where do press releases go? As many places as possible that are likely to use them! This includes print media - yes, definitely, The Beacon, The Herald, and The Seattle Times - radio and television as well as electronic media. We have a great list, but please share your contacts especially for niche publications, news groups and email newsletters particular to your area of interest.

Did my press release go out?Look for it here.

Will you misquote me? No. We'll give you a chance to proof the information you provide for press releases or our newsletter. Accuracy is our priority. But if you are talking to a reporter from outside the college, please read the tips below.


When a Reporter Calls