About Communications

Communications is dedicated to telling the many stories of Barnard and its students, faculty and programs. The department works to highlight Barnard’s strengths, raise the College’s profile, and facilitate internal communications. Together, the six-unit team develops and disseminates strategic messaging and outgoing communications, serves as a resource for local, national, and international media, and manages Barnard’s public Web and social networking presence. It also provides photographic, video, and multimedia services, and produces print and online publications.

Barnard Magazine

Barnard Magazine, the quarterly publication of Barnard College, presents news and features about academic programs, institutional initiatives, alumnae accomplishments, and college events to students, faculty, alumnae, and the world at large.

Design and Production

Design and Production is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, producing, and aiding in the distribution of Barnard’s printed communications.

Digital Communications

Digital Communications manages the design, functionality, and content for the Barnard website, official social media channels, mobile applications, broadcast emails, and audio/visual production for digital platforms, and serves as a resource for consultation and best practices in each of these areas.

Media Relations

Media Relations works with local, national, and international media outlets to raise the profile of the College by identifying and promoting newsworthy people, events and news on campus.

Marketing and Events Promotion

Marketing and Events plans and supports public events at Barnard, coordinates promotion efforts, and works with hosts from outside organizations and throughout the College to maximize the impact of their events.


Barnard’s writing department works in consultation with departments across campus to create a consistent “voice” for the College. Assistance is available on a vast array of writing projects, including text for printed materials, website copy, spoken remarks, and strategic messaging.