It’s not just other blogs that talk about RIT. And while we like to tell you about the times that big-name publications interview our experts or mention us — like USA Today, Business Week and the Los Angeles Times — there are plenty of lesser-known papers and Web sites that do the same.
Sure, they may not reach quite as wide an audience, but they still get well read, often by target audiences that may be harder to reach or upon whom the stories will have a greater impact.
Some — like this story picked up by Marine Technology Reporter a few months ago — virtually print our news releases word-for-word. In terms of getting our perspective on the story out there, it doesn’t get much better than that.
(It should be noted, though, that all of us come from a news background of some kind and write, as much as possible, about RIT news that we consider timely, useful and in an objective manner. Sure, we’re not going to put a bad spin on it, but we don’t make up fluff, either.)
Other stories in lesser-known publications seem to spring up on their own, mentioning our professors or alumni. We don’t object to those, of course. Like this one in the Villages Daily Sun about RIT alum David Abrams or this story about ngalumna Mary Newell DePalma in the Roslindale/West Roxsbury Transcript.