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Media Relations

Public Information Office

The Public Information Office works to increase awareness and understanding of the mission and ministries of The United Methodist Church through the dissemination and placement of news and information through the secular and religious media, including newspapers, radio, television and magazines. This is accomplished by:

  • Linking journalists seeking a United Methodist perspective with experts on church issues in the U.S. and around the globe,

  • Maintaining the United Methodist Press Center, an online resource for news media located at www.umc.org/news-and-media/press-center,

  • Providing consultative services such as media strategy planning, public relations and crisis communications assistance to church agencies and annual conferences,

  • Training church leaders and communicators on how to become skilled, articulate spokespersons, as well as how to handle crisis prevention, response and communication.

Training

United Methodist Communications offers live training opportunities to hone your communications skills as a spokesperson and during a crisis. For more information email presscenter@umcom.org.

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