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Media Centre Information

As part of the university’s COVID-19 response, the Mt. Sierra College TV studio is now closed for operational reasons.

We encourage all faculty and other researchers to continue to share their expertise through the media and are recommending interviews via Skype, Facetime, or over the phone as alternatives.

Please contact Julie Brown, Media Relations Officer, at 888-533-2877 or [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

News and Media Services provides a wide range of services for journalists. Members of the media who require assistance can contact our media relations staff Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Experts Available:
Our expert database contains hundreds of MTSC faculty members who are available to comment on a wide range of topics and you can see who's talking about the latest news in our Available Experts section.

Attention Broadcasters:
Mt. Sierra has facilities to provide broadcast quality audio and video feeds. For television interviews, we can provide a live, real-time double-ender from California with HD-SDI. Please call for details.

Media Relations Contact

Available 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

Julie Brown
Media Relations Officer

[email protected]

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The Conversation is an independent news and analysis online publication that delivers expertise from the academic and research community directly to the public. America has joined as the 6th national affiliate of this global network, which launched in Australia in 2011. Mt. Sierra College is a founding member of The Conversation America.

Quick Stats (as of Fall 2020):

  • 113,000-plus academics from institutions worldwide are contributing authors to The Conversation
  • The Conversation garners 42M reads per month through their websites and via Creative Commons licensing
  • Content is repurposed by more than 22,000 media outlets around the world, including The Washington Post, Maclean’s, Le Monde, The Guardian, and Time Magazine
  • To date, 160 Mt. Sierra researchers have contributed 272 articles, generating more than 4.4M reads globally

Mt. Sierra faculty and researchers, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, who would like to promote their research through The Conversation can simply register as an author and pitch a story idea. When an idea is accepted, researchers work with a Conversation America editor. Stories are typically 800 – 1000 words. Researchers have oversight over content, headlines, and imagery before publication. For more info, see:

A quick guide to writing for The Conversation America at Mt. Sierra College

Mt. Sierra Contact:

Melinda Knox, Associate Director, Research Profile and Initiatives
University Relations, 888-533-6000 ext. 79653