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Outreach / Inreach

Respond to inquiries for interviews and outreach requests (internal & external) and maintain a list of information sources to assist with answering inquiries that the Center receives from the public. Plan and facilitate various outreach events at both Hasler Lab and TLS.

Work Flow of CFL Media and Outreach Requests

Handling Interview Requests

IF INTERVIEW REQUEST MADE TO CORRECT RESEARCHER AND RESEARCHER IS AVAILABLE

 

1.  Media/interview request received.

2.  If interested/available for interview, alert Jake Vander Zanden, Adam Hinterthuer and Kelly O'Ferrell via email, or cc them in e-mail reply

     confirming interview.

3.  Copy Adam in any relevant further correspondence.

4.  Send link to final article to Kelly and Adam to get in “CFL in the News

 

IF INTERVIEW REQUEST MADE TO INCORRECT RESEARCHER AND/OR RESEARCHER IS NOT AVAILABLE

 

1.  Media/interview request received

2.  If uninterested/unavailable for interview, respond accordingly to reporter and alert Jake Vander Zanden, Adam Hinterthuer and Kelly O’Ferrell via

     email, or cc them in e-mail reply declining interview. Let reporter know CFL staff will field their request and ask for their deadline.

3.  If deadline less than one week from initial date of contact, flag email as important.

4.  Adam or Jake will vet interview request, decide if it merits CFL attention and relates to CFL expertise.

5.  If request is deemed to not require CFL participation/time, Adam, Jake or Kelly will politely decline.

6.  If request gets “green light” Adam or Kelly will e-mail PI's. (If tight deadline, a text will be sent to PI’s and others with the request.) 

7.  Once willing interviewee found, Adam and Kelly will then “hand them off” to the reporter.

8.  Send link to final article to Kelly and Adam to get in “CFL in the News

 

Handling Outreach Requests:

OUTREACH REQUEST MADE TO CFL

1.  Forward outreach request to Adam, cc Jake and Kelly

2.  If request fits CFL mission, is doable and worthwhile, Adam will pass along to appropriate faculty, staff or graduate students to solicit volunteers.

3.  If request deemed not good fit, Adam will politely decline.

4.  Adam will then correspond with volunteers and person requesting outreach event to get both groups working on event.

5.  When date/time/location/details confirmed for outreach event, volunteers send e-mail to Adam with relevant information.

6.  Upon conclusion of event, one volunteer should fill in details on the CFL Outreach Google Doc


We welcome your feedback, so please contact our Media and Outreach Coordinator Adam Hinterthuer if you have any suggestions or comments about our outreach activities.



For comments or suggestions regarding this page, contact Marilyn Larsen.