Media Relations

Media Credentialing for the Debate on Sept. 29

Media credential applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Presidential Debate being hosted in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29. The deadline to apply for credentials is Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. Capacity will be limited to follow county, state and CDC guidelines for health, safety and social distancing.

For health and safety reasons, the indoor media filing center will be limited to seated media only (no booths or spin alley). Outdoor stand-ups will be available but limited to one position per outlet with limited crews stationed 8 feet apart.

For information on stand-ups, credentials or logistics, please visit or send questions to


Working with reporters and media outlets.

When you receive a call from a reporter, see camera crews on campus or have a university-related news story to publicize, the media relations team is the place to start.

University Marketing and Communications works to raise the university’s national recognition by increasing coverage of its newsworthy people, places and accomplishments in key publications and specialty media. The media team also helps protect the intellectual property, privacy and position of faculty, staff and students.

Our team is staffed by professionals with extensive experience working with journalists on a daily basis. We work with all media, from on-campus to international, in all formats—print, broadcast and online. We target the top mainstream news and education media, including the Chronicle of Higher Education,New York TimesWall Street JournalUSA Today and major news networks and magazines. We also strive to place Case Western Reserve stories in select trade publications and print newspapers in designated market areas as well as with local and state media outlets.

Key goals of our team include:

  • issuing news releases on research, grants, events or other interesting stories related to Case Western Reserve;
  • pitch our faculty as expert resources to media outlets;
  • handle reporter inquiries;
  • organize news conferences

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