Media

Media

The Media team works with Macquarie staff to showcase the University's news, research and expertise.

We issue press releases on major University announcements, and support academics to publicise new research findings, or to offer expert commentary in the media through opinion pieces and interview opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the University’s central media team?

If you have had a research paper accepted for publication which you think may be of interest to the general public, we encourage you to complete our Suggest a Story form before the paper is published.

If you would like to discuss an upcoming research paper, an idea for an opinion piece, or a topic that you are interested in commentating on in the media, please contact your relevant Group Marketing squad.

You can also call us (Phone +61 2 9850 6766) or email us.

Am I allowed to talk to the media?

Macquarie University is committed to Academic Freedom and we encourage academic and professional staff to contribute to public commentary and debate. Our Public Comment Policy outlines the rights and responsibilities of Macquarie University staff when commenting in the media as per the below. Please contact the media team if you are unsure about a media request you have received: +61 2 9850 6766 or communications@mq.edu.au.

COMMENT IN A CORPORATE CAPACITY

The Vice-Chancellor and members of the Executive Group are the primary spokespeople for Macquarie University on matters of policy or corporate issues. Any requests for official comment on behalf of Macquarie University should be directed the media team: +61 2 9850 6766 or communications@mq.edu.au

COMMENT IN A PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY

Macquarie University encourages its academic and professional staff to contribute to public commentary and debate on the basis of their professional competence. Staff interviewed in a professional capacity do not need prior authorisation from the University, unless the logistics of these activities involves a possible disruption to normal operations. When making public comment, staff should identify themselves using their University title, position and/or qualifications.

COMMENT IN A PRIVATE CAPACITY

The University does not wish to limit staff and HDR students making public comment on issues as private citizens, but requires that such commentary must not use the University’s name or their position at the University in association with such public comments.

What am I allowed to say to journalists?

Academic staff and HDR students are permitted and encouraged to speak and approach the media to provide commentary and cultivate relationships on their specific area of academic expertise and research. When making public comment, staff should identify themselves using their University title, position and/or qualifications.

All University staff and HDR students must ensure the integrity of the information provided and that it adheres to professional standards where they are making public comment in a professional capacity. For more details please view our Public Comment Policy.

Can I say no to a request for comment?

Macquarie University encourages its academic and professional staff to contribute to public commentary and debate on the basis of their professional competence however you are welcome to decline requests for comment. If you feel that you are not the right person to comment, please direct the journalist to the media team: +61 2 9850 6766 or communications@mq.edu.au.

If you would like to discuss a request for comment you have received please contact the media team +61 2 9850 6766 or communications@mq.edu.au

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