Glimpse: Eureka alert service
July 23, 2013
University Relations and the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship are pleased to announce that the University of Montana has started using Eureka alert to help ensure that our research successes are noticed by a national audience. Eureka is a service used by national science writers to discover the great work being done by research institutions. The system is for science news, and it also alerts campus science writers when their university scientists are featured in major journals such as Science and Nature. The service started in June and already three UM science releases have been posted. This has resulted in this New York Times media hit from the John McCutcheon release: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/science/how-simple-can-life-get-its-complicated.htm.
The Ashley Ballantyne release from University Relations about arctic sea ice (featured today in the Missoulian) was referenced by a blog in Indonesia -- http://lautkita.blogspot.com/. The writer linked to the Eureka version of our release using Twitter. We have recorded 17 tweets from others about the Nate McCrady "NASA Awards University of Montana Grant to Search for Earth-like Exoplanets" press release and Science World Report picked up the story: http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/8133/20130712/nasa-awards-university-montana-grant-search-earth-exoplanets.htm.
Eureka alert already is paying dividends for UM science news, getting us some good national and even international media hits.