The Office of Media Relations is a news and information resource for local, national and international media outlets. Here’s a quick look at what we do.


Media Relations Office

Christine Baksi, Director

Craig Layne, Assistant Director

Pitching Stories

Sharing timely, topical story ideas with all forms of media–from print to podcast–is a top priority for the media relations staff. By monitoring and forecasting news trends and staying on top of media needs, journalists get story ideas audiences will find compelling. They also get access to experts who provide context and important viewpoints on a wide range of topics.

Social Media

On Twitter, @DsonMedia shares faculty expert commentary and stories about Dickinson people and programs. @DsonMedia also follows a variety of media outlets and journalists, allowing staff to monitor media coverage trends, stay on top of breaking news, engage with journalists and share content to extend a story’s reach.


The media relations team produces these popular editorial features that highlight faculty expertise and research interests:

Focus on Faculty, a Q-and-A style interview
Vantage Points, a compilation of commentary on one issue from faculty representing multiple disciplines

Dickinson in the News

Dickinson faculty are discussing the latest research on snakes with National Geographic, analyzing Pennsylvania voters for, debating the level of civility in politics with the AP, dishing on the history of Jewish delis with PRI, crunching probabilities for Yahoo! Sports and everything in between. Get the latest headlines.


TV Studio – Faculty experts are available for live, remote interviews on any network in the world. Producers seeking expert perspective on breaking news can access them through Dickinson’s high-definition TV studio, which is staffed 24/7. Dickinson contracts with LTN Global Communications to provide this service, and there is no studio fee. Watch some highlights of our live studio interviews.  

Tape-sync – High-quality radio interviews are turned around quickly to producers via FTP or Dropbox.