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Farmingdale State College News Media Policy

Policy Purpose

Farmingdale State College (FSC) seeks to ensure that all information about the College is communicated to the public through news media representatives in an accurate, concise, and consistent manner. This policy sets forth procedures for faculty, staff, and third-parties engaging with the news media.

Persons Affected

Faculty, Staff, Students, Third-Parties

Policy Statement

The Office for Marketing & Communications (MarComm) is the primary and official liaison to the news media for Farmingdale State College. All media inquiries and/or outreach concerning the College as well as any official positions, statements, or responses will be handled through MarComm. MarComm, or the College President, have discretion to grant authority to other College representatives to talk with the news media when appropriate.

An employee or department that seeks to publicize a program, event or achievement through news media shall contact MarComm, which has access to numerous news media contacts and will work with employees to coordinate publicity or visibility for programs, events or newsworthy issues.

Faculty and staff may respond to requests from the media regarding their research, scholarship, or teaching or to provide professional expertise in their area of study, however, in such cases, MarComm must be notified (preferably in advance) for informational purposes.

The College President or their designee are the only persons to speak to the media on Farmingdale State College policy or any campus related matter; including, State University of New York (SUNY), or another SUNY campus’ policy or campus related matter.

All members of the FSC community, including third parties, must follow the procedures within this policy when engaging with the news media.

News media are permitted access to the Farmingdale State College campus to the same extent as other members of the public. It is expected news media will contact and be accompanied by a MarComm staff member or other previously designated College employee in all situations except when recording general exterior footage.

News media seeking to attend and cover home athletic events at Farmingdale State College should notify the Department of Athletics and MarComm.

News media seeking to access and cover third-party events on campus shall be credentialed/granted access by the third-party event host and the host must notify MarComm.

News media should contact MarComm for assistance in coordinating interviews with experienced faculty experts to provide context and clarity to news stories.


News Media - refers to any representatives and forms of mass media that focus on delivering news to the general public or a target public. These include print media (newspapers, newsmagazines), broadcast news (radio, podcasts and television), and the Internet (online newspapers, news blogs and vlogs, news videos, live news streaming or any other platforms that post or disseminate information for consumption by secondary audiences.

Responsible Office

Office for Marketing and Communications

Policy History

Effective Date: 10.11.22