Did you know? Melbourne in the media – the 2010 wrap

March 11 / 55

Top 10 University stories in the media in 2010
Top 10 University stories in the media in 2010

In 2010, the University was mentioned 42,275 times in the media. Most of these mentions related to our academics’ research and comment provided by our experts on the year’s events.

The University was mentioned 26,209 times in the traditional media (newspapers, television, radio) and received 16,066 digital (online) mentions. This means the University’s traditional media mentions were eight per cent higher than in 2009. On these, less than 1 per cent mentioned the University in a negative context.

Manager of Media and Public Relations Diane Squires said such great statistics were a credit to the hard work of the University’s research staff, who shared their expertise with the national and international community by engaging with the media.

“The media team will continue to help our staff publicise great research developments and projects throughout 2011,” she said.

All University researchers are encouraged to engage with the media through the University’s media office.

The Media and PR office is the central contact point for general media inquiries and story ideas from the University, as well as for requests for comment from academics and researchers.

To learn more about the ways in which the media team help University staff publicise their work in the wider media, contact the media office on 8344 4123 or email news@media.unimelb.edu.au

view the latest episode of Visions, see http://visions.unimelb.edu.au/.

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To view all the University’s media reports, visit the Media Portal.

Editorial Enquiries

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Staff are encouraged to submit stories. There are some important steps in preparing a media-ready story.  Email musse-editor@unimelb.edu.au