Media Relations

The Communications Unit works proactively with the news media in order to maintain positive, mutually beneficial relationships on behalf of the University. The unit is responsible for garnering local, regional and national media coverage for the University and its divisions, departments and units through the distribution of press releases and media pitches; responding to media and public information requests; and serving as University spokespersons.

Media Relations Training

The Communications Unit provides media training for faculty and staff to provide helpful tips and resources for representing the University and sharing key messages effectively during media interviews. For more information, please contact Brittany Swinford at

Faculty and Staff Experts

As part of our media relations efforts, we are often seeking faculty or staff members to speak as experts on their subjects in response to specific media requests. As a routine procedure when seeking faculty and staff experts, we will contact the appropriate department chair or director first for recommendations of the best person to speak on a particular subject.

Media Relations Standards

In order to effectively maintain professional, open lines of communication with media outlets, University Marketing & Communications recommends that all faculty and staff adhere to the UWF Media Relations Standards.

Media Relations Contacts

Megan Gonzalez

Director of Communications
Cell: 850.797.0922
Office: 850.474.2658

Brittany Swinford

Communications Manager
Office: 850.474.3029

Margaret Roberts

Communications Manager
Office: 850.857.6109