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Welcome to the Office of Public Affairs. We created this practical guide for Middlebury faculty and staff to understand the work we do, and how together we can help Middlebury get positive exposure in the media.

Is it true that any publicity is good publicity?

No. And you'll never hear us say that.

We do consider any story or mention that reinforces Middlebury’s reputation as a leader in higher education to be positive. Sometimes this can be obvious, such as a flattering story about a faculty member, student or program. Other times it can be more subtle—perhaps a story that is not about Middlebury, specifically, but shows the expertise of our faculty, or a story about a controversial subject that demonstrates our willingness to tackle tough issues.

Keep in mind that reporters have thousands of colleges and tens of thousands of potential faculty experts to choose from, so we’re very pleased when they choose Middlebury.