Today in the News Media guidelines: 

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor. OSU Today does not include articles about faculty, staff or students running for political office or engaging in other political activities outside of their OSU capacity. However, we will include articles featuring faculty experts weighing in on political subjects as part of their research or teaching. Occasionally, articles highlighted in OSU Today may either be subscription-only or behind a paywall if a maximum number of articles has been reached that month. Many subscription-only publications, like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, can be accessed by anyone with an OSU email account through the search function on the OSU Libraries home page, which grants free access to many publications. See and click on 1Search.

Photo of the day

Photos of the day can be submitted by any reader of OSU Today. Identifiable children under the age of 18 must have the permission of their guardians to appear in the section. Photos shall not depict illegal activity or inappropriate subject matter, as determined by the section editor. Photos do not have to be of OSU related activities. Photos should have been taken by the submitter or their direct relative.

How to submit an item for inclusion

Items should be submitted to [email protected]. The item, which can be an event, news headline, lecture or seminar or other newsworthy item, must be connected to an OSU program, department or organization. Most community events, even if they include an OSU faculty member or student, will not be included unless the event is sponsored in part by an officially recognized, OSU-affiliated group such as a department or a student organization. Recognized Student Organizations must also submit an activity report through their club dashboard in advance (reach out to [email protected] for support). We do not include course announcements. OSU Today is assembled daily (weekly during Summer term) and does not draw automatically from any OSU calendar or other source. Items must be submitted via email for inclusion. Do NOT send them via PDF. Text only. See below for specific guidelines on submission types and formats.

Items must be submitted by 4 p.m. the previous day for inclusion in the next day’s edition, but submitters are requested to try and submit items at least a week in advance if possible. Items submitted at the last minute may be held if they do not contain complete information.

OSU Today follows Associated Press style guidelines and reserves the right to edit submissions for style and length.

Upcoming Events/ Lectures and Seminars

Submissions to “Upcoming Events” and “Lectures and seminars” must be under 60 words and must include time, date, location and admission price, if any.  Submissions must include a short bolded headline. Hyperlinks may be included. Events must have a direct Oregon State connection and be open to the entire OSU community.

Due to space constraints, items will appear for no longer than three days consecutively (including the day of the event). If an event has an early registration, or is expected to fill up quickly, a request can be made to run an item for three days in a row (consecutively), and then removed and run again immediately before the event. Please specify if this is the case in your submission.

Sample submission:

Science of winemaking lecture: Linda Bisson, professor in the Department of Viticulture & Enology at the University of California-Davis, will give the 2011 James M. Craig Lecture on “The Scientific Art of Winemaking: Grapes Rotted to Perfection.” She will speak from 7 to 8 p.m., April 13 in The LaSells Stewart Center.

Take Note

Submissions to “Take Note” must be under 75 words and must include information on the targeted audience (students, staff, faculty), appropriate links, deadline dates and contact information. Submissions must include a short bolded headline. Hyperlinks may be included. Typically an item here will run three to five days consecutively depending on space.

Sample submission:

Life Scholars applications: Applications for the 2011 Life Scholars Program are now being accepted. This program enables undergraduate students to participate in a scholarly project in the field of aging with Center faculty. The maximum award is $2,000; application deadline is May 6. Four to six awards will be made this year. Departmental matching funds are necessary; a 100 percent match with Center for Healthy Aging Research funds is required. Call 541-737-4993 or visit


Job postings appear one time in OSU Today and then are placed on our OSU Today jobs page until they close. Submissions for “Jobs” must include job title, department, unit or college name, posting number and closing date. Unless specified, the assumption is the job is listed at

Sample submission:

Public Information Representative 2 – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Public Information Representative 2 position. Posting #0007130. Closes April 17.


If an item listed in OSU Today needs a correction or update, contact [email protected] and the item will be run the next day with the information corrected and the word "UPDATE!" included. If the correction involves an event happening that day, including a cancelation, change of venue, etc., an addendum can be sent out immediately to alert readers. Otherwise the correction or alteration will be updated in the following day's edition.