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Media Request

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The Women's & Gender Studies program is available for media requests that pertain to our own planned and collaborative programming. For details on upcoming events, visit our home page. Contact the coordinator, at womens.studies@ttu.edu to schedule an interview or for more information.

Because Women's and Gender Studies is an academic program, we do not handle requests from media for commentary on public debates or current events outside our own planned or collaborative programming. However, reporters are welcome to review our list of affiliated faculty, determine the department they belong to, and contact directly those persons whose scholarship matches the issue on which journalists are seeking commentary. You may also be interested in viewing the Texas Tech University Experts Guide provided by Texas Tech's Communications and Marketing. Other media resources can be found at http://today.ttu.edu/media/

Be sure to familiarize yourself with what Women's and Gender Studies is by examining the website fully before contacting the director or coordinator or any faculty affiliated with the program. (Another resource for learning about the academic field of Women's and Gender Studies is the National Association of Women's Studies at www.nwsa.org).

Before interviewing any Women's and Gender Studies affiliated faculty, it is appropriate to familiarize yourself with their credentials by visiting their departmental website. We consider it a professional courtesy to read their publication(s) before asking for an interview.

If you are a student journalist, we ask that you review our website to get a better understanding of what Women's and Gender Studies is all about. We ask that you do research before reporting on any Women's and Gender Studies related event or news. If you are covering a guest lecturer for example, it is important to attend the entire lecture, review the speaker's publication(s) prior to the event, and research the topics at hand. We are willing to work with you to ensure that your story, published or non-published, will be the best it can be. We appreciate your interest in our program.

Take care to address and refer to all faculty by their proper professional title; in most cases this will be Dr. or Professor.