• Duke Language Usage Guide

    A long list of common editorial styles and resources to help you stay consistent with publications across the University.
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  • If a Reporter Calls

    Duke’s University Communications team offers the following tips for print and broadcast interviews: If you need help – ask. If you’ve received a call from a reporter and have any questions or concerns about how to respond, contact us at University Communications, 684-2823. Don’t feel rushed. If a reporter calls and you are caught off-guard or are preoccupied…
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  • Media Training

    Duke encourages its faculty members and others to reach out beyond the campus and share their expertise with a broader audience. Each winter, University Communications holds a media training seminar to help people learn about how to become more effective in this process.
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  • Writing Effective Op-Eds

    Do you have an interesting opinion to share? If you can express it clearly and persuasively in an op-ed article, you may reach millions of people, sway hearts, change minds and perhaps even reshape public policy. In the process, you may also earn recognition for yourself and your institution, all for less effort than it takes to write…
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  • Writing for the Web

    Writing for the Web Well-written online content has two important characteristics: clarity and conciseness. Visitors want straightforward copy with an intuitive structure that helps to accomplish a goal or a task. Writing simple content is rarely simple. It is crucial to speak to your key audiences (for us: prospective and current students, faculty, and staff; parents; donors; and…
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