Brigham Young University. Public Communications
- Existence: 1978 - 1997
Public Communications was responsible for overseeing mass media on all levels, local all the way up to international. Directors for Public Communications included Paul C. Richards (1978-1991), Margaret Smoot (1991-1994), Brent Harker (1994-1997). In 1997, Lee Bartlett assumed control of Public Communications and the name was changed to University Communications.
The main function and purpose of Public Communications was to act as the official university channel for interacting with mass media at local, state, regional, national, and international levels. This meaning they worked with broadcasting on campus, various publications including BYU Today, and Fine Arts News and Features.
The director of Public Communication reported to the president of University Relations. In 1992, with the creation of the Vice-President of Advancement, Public Communications was then under the care of Ronald G. Hyde, Vice-President of Advancement.
Prior to 1978 this unit was called the Brigham Young University News Bureau (1952-1978). The organization has been called University Communications ever since 1997 when the Public Communications Department was abolished.
Citation:University Communications records, 1921-2009 (Brigham Young University, Public Communications)
BYU organizational history, via WWW, Mar. 12, 2013 (Public Communications; previously known as the News Bureau, renamed in 1978; reports to the university administration; responsible for overseeing university mass media; name changed to University Communications in 1997)
Found in 118 Collections and/or Records:
Slides and negatives of Brigham Young University men's golf related images. Dated 1972-2000.
Slides and negatives of Brigham Young University men's gymnastics related images. Dated 1967-2000.
Slides and negatives of Brigham Young University men's soccer related images. Dated 1974-2000.
Slides and negatives of Brigham Young University men's swimming related images. Dated 1976-2001.
Slides and negatives of Brigham Young University men's tennis related images. Dated 1968-2000.
Slides and negatives of Brigham Young University men's track related images. Dated 1965-2001.
Slides and negatives of Brigham Young University men's volleyball related images. Dated 1977-20001.
Negatives of Brigham Young University miscellaneous sports related images. Dated 1972-1975.
Negatives of Brigham Young University racquetball related images. Dated February 6, 1992.