The Office of Media Relations collaborates with local, national and international media outlets to place positive stories about Dickinson, faculty, students, alumni, the college's programs and initiatives. Our media experts send press releases to print and broadcast journalists, connect reporters with on-campus experts on a variety of subjects, communicate the college’s stances on major issues facing higher education and disseminate news and information to the on-campus community.

Contact Information

Phone: 717-245-1289
Fax: 717-245-1457


Christine Baksi, Director

Craig Layne, Assistant Director

News Releases

Media Relations staff members write and distribute news releases highlighting events and activities on campus that may be of interest to the general public. These releases generate stories and calendar-of-events announcements in local media outlets.

When appropriate, the office also sends news for wider release. Ideally, releases are sent three weeks in advance of an event for maximum media exposure.

On-Campus Communications

The Office of Media Relations is responsible for approving events submitted through the Events Calendar and announcements submitted through the Announcement Page.

Student Writers

The Office of Media Relations typically employs two student writers each semester. Federal work-study-eligible students interested in writing for the media-relations department may contact Denise Robinson at