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Media Policies

At Henderson State we strongly believe that as a member of the news media you are an important link in providing information to the public about a variety of important issues, including higher education. That's why we work to maintain positive relationships with reporters, editors, and news producers. We regularly provide the media with news tips, sources, story ideas, and information about the events on campus. We welcome the opportunity to help arrange visits to campus, interviews and photo opportunities. Please follow a few guidelines so that we can best serve you.

News Media on Campus

We love to have you visit the campus. But we ask news media to contact the Office of Public Relations before the visit so that we can ensure the privacy of our students, faculty and staff. We will be glad to coordinate parking on campus and help arrange interviews. If you are coming for an event we have publicized in a news release, there is no need to call before arriving.

Media Guide to Academic Experts

Henderson faculty members are encouraged to respond to requests from the media regarding their research, scholarship and/or professional expertise. The Media Guide to Academic Experts makes it easier for you to connect directly. 

Interviews and FOI Requests

Henderson administration welcomes the opportunity to speak with the media. Please contact the Office of Public Relations with your requests and we will assist in scheduling a personal or telephone interview. You may call the office at 870-230-5402 or email

University Data

Please contact the Office of Public Relations directly if you want the most complete and accurate information. You may call the office at 870-230-5402 or email

Campus Emergencies

In the event of an emergency at Henderson State, the news media should contact the Office of Public Relations. You may call the office at 870-230-5402 or email

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