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News Types

The NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs publishes different news types to reach a variety of audiences.

News releases are timely announcements for the press and the public about NSF, agency programs, research awards, research results and related newsworthy topics.

Discoveries are feature articles about NSF-supported research, researchers, research results and the impacts of those results.

Media advisories provide key Information about significant, NSF-related upcoming events or activities, including dates, times, locations, speakers, background and NSF contacts.

Press statements are official statements by NSF leaders on topics of public interest.

Fact sheets provide background information about NSF and its programs.

In addition, NSF produces podcasts, video clips and programming, special web reports, and photos, and the agency engages the public through social media channels.