News Stories & Editorial Services

We publish stories about and by students, faculty and alumni for the college website, the e-News and the quarterly Amherst magazine—and we welcome your ideas for stories. We also help departments shape and write content for their websites, and we maintain the college style guide

Media Communications

We prepare news for release to newspapers and other media. We publicize significant news in the media and manage requests from reporters.

 

Emily G. Boutilier

Emily G. Boutilier

Editorial Director

I came to Amherst in 2006 and now manage the editorial work in our office. I serve as editor in chief of the quarterly Amherst magazine and lead our office’s news-writing operation. I write the biweekly E-News, manage the selection of homepage quotes, edit reports and other print material, and edit and write for many webpages across the College's site. I am lucky to spend every workday doing my two favorite things: reading and talking. The best part of the job is working with writers.

Contact me with story ideas for the magazine and website, editing questions and anything you’d like to know about our news stories and features. 

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Caroline J. Hanna

Caroline J. Hanna

Director of Media Communications

I joined Amherst in 2007 after working in the communications offices of two other prestigious universities. In my current job, I focus on protecting and bolstering the reputation of the College by identifying, developing and pitching stories to the media that reflect Amherst’s strategic priorities. I serve as the main contact for the local, regional and national press; coordinate interviews and visits with reporters; and, in partnership with Conferences and Special Events, help promote select special events. I also write for the website and other College publications, and play a major role in shaping Amherst’s communications strategy in emergency and crisis situations. As a member of the Town of Amherst’s Business Improvement District Marketing Committee, I embrace opportunities to collaborate with local businesses and Five College counterparts, in addition to my College colleagues.

Contact me with story ideas about the following departments/offices: President's Office, Beneski Museum, Biology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Neuroscience & Psychology, Physics & Astronomy and Biochemistry & Biophysics.

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