Media Release Templates

In the Media Release Templates Google folder, you'll find media release templates for the following:

  • Awards/honors (Awards Template_CL.docx).
  • Book/research article publications (Book_Research Article Template_CL.docx). Note we do not publish vanity publications.
  • General news (General News Template_CL.docx).
  • Grants (Grants Template_CL.docx).
  • New faculty/staff appointments (New Faculty-Staff Appt. Template_CL.docx).

Use the guidelines in each of these templates to submit items for publication to Appalachian Today. If you have an idea for an in-depth feature that supports one of the university’s strategic initiatives, please discuss with UComm Writing Team members Elisabeth Wall (, 828-262-2719) and/or Linda Coutant (, 828-262-2342).

Submit your release to Indicate the preferred release date in the subject line of the email. University Communications will distribute your release on behalf of Appalachian State University.

Questions? Contact:

Jessica Stump
Copy Editor


University Communications

Promoting the strategic initiatives and special character of Appalachian State University.

Need help with...?

• Communications Planning
• Critical Communications
• Publications and Graphic Design
• Photography, Video and Podcasts
• Mobile Apps
• Audio/Visual Setup
• Media Coverage
• Web Design / Redesign
• Writing and Editing
• Social Media
• Signage
• Event Promotion
• Paid Advertising


Licensing products

Through the licensing program, Appalachian State protects and enhances its reputation by ensuring that only licensed and approved products displaying University trademarks appear before the public. Additionally, the program enables the institution to share in the benefits derived from the commercial use of these trademarks.

For more information, please visit the Office of Trademarks & Licensing.