Industry awards for the Media Team
The Media Relations Team scooped two awards in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide Awards for 2008-9. The team won the highest accolades, Gold Awards, for:
Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team
- Best Use of Media Relations
The awards recognised changes to the media relations office since restructuring and refocusing in January 2007, and its subsequent achievements in the international, national and regional media.
Judges, who were unanimous in awarding Durham with the Outstanding In-House Team Award, said:
"The media relations team at Durham University has created
a text book example of how to go about generating and maintaining media profile.
"Their attention to detail on planning and their approach to servicing the media's needs are exemplary.
"Clearly they are already reaping rewards, but the greatest benefits are to come in the years ahead as their reputation grows and develops."