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News Office

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The News Office is the primary connection between the media and Smith College. We respond to questions from reporters and editors, pitch stories about Smith to the media, prepare Smith sources for interviews and maintain a digest of the latest news coverage about the college.

How can I publicize a story, event or my opinion?

Do you have a story idea? Want an audience at your event? Do you have a strong opinion about a hot topic? Contact the News Office. We will determine the best way to publicize your information on and off campus, or help you succeed in publishing your op-ed.

What should I do if a reporter calls me for an interview?

Contact the News Office. Whether the request is from a local radio reporter or a national newspaper journalist, we can help you anticipate questions and be aware of pitfalls before you do the interview. We also offer interview guidelines.

What is the best way to find out what is happening on campus?

Make the Grécourt Gate your home page. The site is updated daily with new press releases, feature stories and announcements. It’s a one-stop source for the latest news.

The News Office understands the importance of communicating the value of a Smith College education to the world. Through our work with media, we open the labs and lecture halls of the college to readers, listeners and viewers at the regional, national and international levels.


Director, Media Relations

Phone: 413-585-2191

Assistant Director for News and Strategic Communications

Phone: 413-585-2171