Brigham Young University. News Bureau

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University Communications (1997-) is a unit within Brigham Young University located in Provo, Utah. Carrie P. Jenkins directs the university's communications offices as the assistant to the president for University Communications. University Communications focuses on public media, media relations and media publications for Brigham Young University.

University Communications is responsible for the production of high-quality media resources, speaking directly to and supporting others who speak with the media as the University Spokesperson, providing advisement to the President, administration and campus executives, developing and managing the development of positive and effective relationships with members of the local, state and national media; handling conflict and crisis situations that could or do result in media attention; ensuring that the administration hears and understands what essential publics and the news media have to say about the university, as well as provide strategic planning for the administration and other university entities; coordinating media needs during major campus events; consultation on editorial matters for University Publications; handling of critical communication needs in the event of an emergency. Offices under University Communications include Campus News Manager, Web Communications, University Photography, Info and Media Relations, and Broadcast Media Production. University Communications also publishes Y News, the faculty newsletter.

University Communications was run by a director until 1997 when the position of Assistant to the President for University Communications was created. From 1997, University Communications reported to the President as well as the Advancement Vice-President. From 2000-2006, the Assistant to the President for University Communications was not on the president's council; in 2006, the position was readmitted to the President's Council. Currently University Communications reports dually to the President of Brigham Young University as well as to the Office of the Vice-President of Advancement. Director for University Communications includ Carri P. Jenkins (1997-). Lee Bartlett served as an assistant vice-president to the University President from 1997-2000, after which Carri P. Jenkins took over that title as well.

Prior units include the Brigham Young University News Bureau (1952-1978) and the Brigham Young University Public Communications Department (1978-1997).

Public Communications (1978-1997) was part of the Brigham Young Univeristy Relations Department in Provo, Utah. Public Communications was responsible for overseeing mass media on all levels, local to international. Directors for Public Communications included Paul C. Richards (1978-1991), Margaret Smoot (1991-1994), Brent Harker (1994-1997).

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 Brigham Young University Public Communications Department was abolished. In 1997, Lee Bartlett assumed control of Public Communications and the name was changed to University Communications.

The News Bureau (1952-1978) at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah was responsible for overseeing university news publications. The director for the News Bureau was Edwin J. Butterworth.

The main functions of the News Bureau, also known as Press Relations, were to serve the university in dispersing school news to the outside world. It also prepared news releases and dissemination of the same to press, radio, television, magazine, and wire services. Within the bureau were four main divisions: news operations, information service, publications, and advertising. The News Bureau was responsible for publishing president ‘s letter to the parents, special editions of the Daily Universe, and BYU Today, the alumni magazine.

The director of News Bureau reported to the director of the Division of Public Relations until 1964, after which they reported to the director of University Relations.

Later units include Brigham Young University Public Communications Department (1978-1997) and University Communications (1997-).

From the guide to the University Communications records, 1921-2009, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Asay, Carlos E., 1926- person
associatedWith Ashton, Marvin J., 1915-1994 person
associatedWith Associated Students of Brigham Young University corporateBody
associatedWith Backman, Robert L. person
associatedWith Bangerter, William Grant, 1918-2010 person
associatedWith Bennion, Adam S. (Adam Samuel), 1886-1958 person
associatedWith Benson, Ezra Taft person
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Admissions and Records Office corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Air Force ROTC corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Army ROTC corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. College of Family, Home and Social Sciences corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. College of Life Sciences corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Earth Sciences Museum corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. General Education corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Graduate Studies corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Honors Program corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Intercollegiate Athletics corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Law Enforcement and Justice Administration Program corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Public Communications Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Religious Education corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Student Life corporateBody
associatedWith Brockbank, Bernard P., 1909-2000 person
associatedWith Brown, Hugh B., 1883-1975 person
associatedWith Burton, Theodore M., 1907-1989 person
associatedWith Butterworth, Edwin. person
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints corporateBody
associatedWith Clarke, J. Richard (John Richard), 1927- person
associatedWith Council for Advancement and Support of Education corporateBody
associatedWith Culmsee, Carlton Fordis, 1904- person
associatedWith Cutler, Beverly person
associatedWith Doxey, Graham W. person
associatedWith Durham, G. Homer (George Homer), 1911-1985 person
associatedWith Evans, Richard L. (Richard Louis), 1906-1971 person
associatedWith Farmer, James, 1825-1908 person
associatedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 person
associatedWith Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies corporateBody
associatedWith Garn, Jake person
associatedWith Groberg, Delbert V., 1906- person
associatedWith Groberg, Jennie Holbrook person
associatedWith Hafen, Bruce C. person
associatedWith Hanks, Marion D. person
associatedWith Hofmann, Mark person
associatedWith Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940- person
associatedWith Hunter, Howard W., 1907-1995 person
associatedWith Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology corporateBody
associatedWith Ironton Plant (Provo, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith Jacobs, Briant S. person
associatedWith Jensen, James A., 1918- person
associatedWith J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library corporateBody
associatedWith J. Reuben Clark Law School corporateBody
associatedWith Jump, Gordon person
associatedWith J. Willard Marriott Center (Provo, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith Kapp, Ardeth G. (Ardeth Greene), 1931- person
associatedWith KBYU-FM (Radio station : Provo, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith KBYU-TV (Television station : Provo, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith Keele, Reba L. (Reba Lou), 1941- person
associatedWith Kennedy, David Matthew, 1905-1996 person
associatedWith Kimball, Camilla E., 1894-1987 person
associatedWith Kimball, Spencer W., 1895-1985 person
associatedWith Kirkham, Oscar A. person
associatedWith Lee, George P., 1943- person
associatedWith Lee, Harold B., 1899-1973 person
associatedWith Lee, Janet, 1938- person
associatedWith Lee, Rex E., 1935-1996 person
associatedWith Lindsay, Richard P. (Richard Powell) person
associatedWith Lyman, David O. McKay person
associatedWith Madsen, Arch person
associatedWith McConkie, Bruce R. person
associatedWith McKay, David O. (David Oman), 1873-1970 person
associatedWith Medved, Michael person
associatedWith M.L. Bean Museum corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, George Q. (George Quayle), 1874-1962 person
associatedWith Museum of Peoples and Cultures (Provo, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
associatedWith Oaks, Dallin H. person
associatedWith Olympic Winter Games (19th : 2002 : Salt Lake City, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith Owens, Wayne, 1937- person
associatedWith Peterson, H. Burke person
associatedWith Poelman, Ronald E., 1928- person
associatedWith Porter, Roger B. person
associatedWith Ramses II (1985-1986 : Brigham Young University) corporateBody
associatedWith Reagan, Ronald person
associatedWith Redford, Robert person
associatedWith Richards, F. D. (Franklin Dewey), 1821-1899 person
associatedWith Romney, Marion G., 1897-1988 person
associatedWith Rudd, Glen L., 1918- person
associatedWith Siddoway, William R. person
associatedWith Sill, Sterling W. person
associatedWith Smith, George Albert, 1870-1951 person
associatedWith Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972 person
associatedWith Stapley, Delbert L. (Delbert Leon), 1896-1978 person
associatedWith Stewart, James, 1908-1997 person
associatedWith Tanner, N. Eldon (Nathan Eldon), 1898-1982 person
associatedWith Thatcher, Margaret person
associatedWith Thompson, Paul, 1938- person
associatedWith Tilleman, Karl person
associatedWith Tuttle, A. Theodore (Albert Theodore), 1919-1986 person
associatedWith VanFleet, Howard B. person
associatedWith Williams, Harold Orval. person
associatedWith Winder, Barbara W. person
associatedWith Young, Levi Edgar, 1874-1963 person
associatedWith Young, S. Dilworth (Seymour Dilworth), 1897-1981 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
College students--Utah--Provo
Universities and colleges--Employees
Mormon church
Colleges and Universities

Corporate Body

Active 1951

Active 1979




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