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What to do if you have received a request from a journalist or media outlet

Don’t know if a media request is genuine or worthwhile? Want to share a media opportunity with the rest of NCAS? Undecided on being a spokesperson? Unsure on how to provide a quote? Need help with arranging an interview?

The NCAS Communications Team offers staff a range of services and support related to media relations, alongside the Press Office at your host institution. We can help with building relationships with journalists and media outlets, by writing and distributing press releases, tracking news coverage and hot topics, creating written content, and offering advice ahead of interviews or media briefings. 

Contact the Communications Team

If you receive a media request by email, social media message, or over the phone – please forward it to the NCAS Communications Team via their shared email inbox comms@ncas.ac.uk or by direct message to the National Centre for Atmospheric Science on LinkedIn, X (Twitter), Instagram, or Facebook. Alternatively, you can ring through to +44 (0) 113 343 4212 to speak to a member of the team.

Once you have passed on the request, the Communications team will get in touch to offer the most appropriate support. You can expect to be contacted by:

Harriett Richardson (Communications Manager, National Centre for Atmospheric Science)

Rachel Woodfine (Communications Officer, National Centre for Atmospheric Science)

Eleanor Dixon (Mid-Life Upgrade Communications Officer, FAAM Airborne Laboratory, National Centre for Atmospheric Science)