News Outlets

Event sponsors interested in additional external publicity may wish to contact local media outlets. To consult with the Office of Communications about publicity options, contact us at extension 4350 or pr@colby.edu.

Waterville

Morning Sentinel
207-873-3341
mscommunity@centralmaine.com
MaineToday Calendar

Colby Echo
echo@colby.edu

WMHB Radio
info@wmhb.org

Augusta

Kennebec Journal
207-623-3811
kjcommunity@centralmaine.com

Bangor

Bangor Daily News
207-990-8175
jharris@bangordailynews.com

WABI-TV 5 (CBS)
207-947-8321

WLBZ-TV 2 (NBC)
207-942-4821
newscenter@wlbz2.com

WVII-TV 7 (ABC)
207-945-6457
news@foxbangor.com

Lewiston

Sun Journal
207-784-5411
communitynews@sunjournal.com

Portland
Maine Public Broadcasting Network
207-874-6570
newsroom@mpbn.net
MPBN Community Calendar

Portland Press Herald
207-791-6650
news@pressherald.com

WCSH-TV 6 (NBC)
207-828-6666
newscenter@wcsh6.com

WGME-TV 13 (CBS)
207-797-1313
WMTW-TV 8 (ABC)
207-782-1800
wmtw@wmtw.com

Generating an audience is a critical part of event planning, and on-campus publicity is by far the most important component. Students, faculty, and staff make up more than 95 percent of almost any audience for Colby events. Here are some ways to reach them and the broader community.

Events Calendar

The room-scheduling software managed by the Scheduling Office generates a comprehensive events calendar. Complete the online event request form to reserve a room and ensure a listing in the calendar. Including an informative, well-written description will help drive people to your event.

Featured Events Calendar

The Office of Communications maintains an online featured events calendar highlighting events that are open to the public. These events are also disseminated to the press via a monthly e-newsletter. To have your event considered for inclusion, e-mail event information to the Office of Communications at communications@colby.edu.

General Announcements

To post an announcement, visit the ITS site and click on the “General and Official Notices” link on the right.

Personal Contact

Reaching out to individuals and groups that have an interest in the topic may be one of the best ways to attract an audience. Having professors encourage (or require) students to attend is effective, students say.

Posters and Table Tents

The student handbook’s posting policy explains restrictions (e.g., no posters on glass surfaces, no duct tape, tacks only on bulletin boards). Table tents must be approved by the dining hall manager before they can be placed in dining halls or the Spa.

Webpages

A description of the event on the sponsoring department’s website is valuable because notices (posters, for example) can provide basic information and refer people to the web for more details.

WMHB Radio and the Colby Echo

E-mail Colby’s radio station at info@wmhb.org to request that your event is included in an on-air reading of campus events. Pitch your event to the editors of Colby’s student newspaper at echo@colby.edu.