News, Press, & PR

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Are you a member of the press, or do you have a news tip to pass along? Here is some basic information to help navigate news at Utah Valley University.

UVU News PR Archive (pre-2020)


Media Relations

UVU's media relations staff is ready to assist you with press kits, interviews and other information. Please contact:

Scott Trotter

Sr Director of Public Relations
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (801) 863-6807
Office: LC 207

Q: What makes news at UVU

Here are some examples: new academic programs; large donations (both monetary and in-kind) to UVU; innovative teaching methods that feature a visual component; human interest stories; examples of trends in higher education; events (such as conferences, speakers, performances, concerts, etc.) which are open to the public; faculty who can speak as experts on a current topic in the news or those who can answer press inquiries on various subjects.

Q: How will you treat my news?

Part of our job is to provide expert guidance on whether a story is newsworthy. We will help to find angles to stories which would help you gain interest from the media. With your help, our writers will produce a newsworthy story in a journalistic style that can be used by the media outlets as is or may entice a reporter to develop an original article.

If you are promoting a conference with a small audience appeal or a speaker from a highly specialized field, it will probably have limited news value to the general public. If a conference is particularly relevant to the public or if the research is unusual, we may be able to interest the media in covering the story.

Q: Where are the stories sent?

News stories are sent to all television stations and newspapers in Utah, Salt Lake, Wasatch, and Summit Counties. Additionally they are sent to select radio stations and newsletter outlets. We can send to any media outlet if you have special requests.