VILLANOVA, Pa.—Villanova University has launched a new online Media Expert Center designed to make it easier for media and other key audiences to find and explore experts across a wide range of subject areas. This new platform will allow journalists the ability to quickly find experts to fit their needs as sources for news stories.
The new media expert profiles are comprehensive and include multimedia content, links to publications, past media experience and other important assets to help those searching find what they need. These experts can also be contacted through the Media Expert Center for timely access.
Villanova’s Media Expert Center can be found at mediaexperts.villanova.edu. It is a searchable online resource powered by expertfile.com. In order to make it easier to navigate the site, a multi-dimensional keyword and category search were added. Features of the new Media Expert Center include:
- Find An Expert – profiles are indexed by relevant information areas and are fully searchable using keywords to help audiences find the right expert.
- Multimedia & Social Media content – pictures, videos and other relevant content are posted on the experts' profile pages. The profiles also include expert’s social media presence, as well as select media coverage, research and grants, academic publications, etc.
- Fast Connections to Media Relations Staff – The Contact button on the profile pages is routed to handling staff who can respond immediately with the expert’s availability.
About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit www.villanova.edu.