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Iowa Now is the official, one-stop source for University of Iowa news produced by University Communication and Marketing and partners across campus. Most of the items once labeled "press releases" or "news releases" are now presented as stories aimed at multiple audiences.

We encourage media professionals who regularly report on the university to follow Iowa Now feeds or subscribe to email alerts to get the latest UI news.

UCM will occasionally publish content aimed primarily at journalists, such as alerts about special media-only events, public statements, advisories, etc. We’ll distribute that content via Iowa Now and directly to media professionals as needed.


University spokesperson


E-mail address


Tom Moore 319-356-3945

University News Services

General media inquiries: 319-384-0000


E-mail address


Director: Steve Pradarelli 319-384-0007
Assistant director: Lois Gray 319-384-0077
Public records: Steve Parrott 319-384-0037

UCM staff liaisons

See the Iowa Now contacts page for a list of UCM staff who serve as liaisons to the university’s colleges and other major units.

UI Health Care Media Relations


E-mail address


Tom Moore 319-356-3945
Jennifer Brown 319-356-7124
Molly Rossiter 319-356-7127

UI Department of Athletics external relations


E-mail address


Rick Klatt 319-335-9431


Public records

Information about filing open records requests, a log of pending and previous requests, and a list of records available online.

Contact: Steve Parrott, or 319-384-0037

Social media

The university’s central Facebook page, Twitter feed, and YouTube EDU channel, updated multiple times daily.

Contact: Aaron Blau, or 319-384-0018

Master calendar

Overview of UI campus events, including lectures, concerts, exhibits, and much more.

Contact: Penny Kaelber, or 319-335-3058

Election resources

Experts, Hawkeye Poll results, and other information for journalists covering national politics and Iowa.

Contact: Tom Snee, t or 319-384-0010


Regularly updated galleries of photos for campus use, as well as information about photo archive requests.

Contact: Tom Jorgensen, or 319-384-0051


Building locater maps and related information about the UI campus.

Contact: Wendy Brown, or 319-335-0557

UI facts

Regularly updated info on university demographics, rankings, history, and other data.

Contact: Wendy Brown, or 319-335-0557

Other UI news sources

Links to additional sites with news about the University of Iowa are available on our Other UI News Sources page.

News and Information archives

Links to pre-2012 news releases, internal communications, and more can be found from our Archives page.