Communicators‘ Forum


With Laura Lessnau, Director of Michigan News, and Rick Fitzgerald, Assistant Vice President for Public Relations, and a panel of local journalists

Thursday, October 25, 2018 • 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business

Please join us at our next Communicators’ Forum for a panel discussion with local journalists who will provide an inside look at the state of the newsroom today including the pressures of real-time news amidst the need for good storytelling.

We also invite you to bring some samples of your unit’s recent work to share at our informal show & tell, where we feature innovative and effective communication solutions from across campus.

Morning refreshments will be served from 8:30–8:50 a.m.
The presentation will start promptly at 9 a.m. We hope to see you there!

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What is Communicators’ Forum?


Working as a communicator at a large, decentralized institution can be extremely exciting and exasperating at the same time. There are a lot of amazing things happening here but it’s hard to know where to begin sometimes. How are other U-M departments recruiting students? How are colleges using social media to reach their audiences? What are the best ways to share research findings with the media?

Communicators’ Forum was created to provide information and resources for marketing and communications professionals at the University of Michigan — to provide a regular forum for communicators to actually communicate with each other! We host special sessions throughout the year where we discuss the latest topics and best practices at U-M and in the field. These gatherings are also a great opportunity to share ideas, network and collaborate with colleagues from across campus.

We also offer six Specialty Sub-Groups that meet to cover specific areas of interest:

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