Newswise — The Faculty Experts Hub is a digital resource featuring faculty members, highlighting their areas of expertise, descriptions of their research and their contact information. Journalists on deadline and those working on longer-term projects can quickly find experts by keyword, field or name. A curated list of trending topics is also available.

Northwestern has long been a trusted source for media looking for expert opinions on a variety of topics and is committed to making access to expert analysis and commentary easier than ever. The Faculty Experts Hub is now live with an initial set of 75 faculty members. The University will continue to add experts to the site on an ongoing basis.

The University also has launched a new Twitter account, @NUSources, to provide reporters and editors with up-to-the-minute expert quotes, fresh points of view on breaking news topics and links to faculty members who can discuss the issues of the day. The Twitter feed is designed to help journalists navigate today’s rapidly changing news cycle and provide easy access to the resources that media members need most to cover the world.

Northwestern University is one of the country’s leading private research and teaching universities. It has two campuses located on Lake Michigan: the 240-acre main campus in Evanston, about 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. A third campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern has more than 8,000 full-time undergraduate students, about 13,750 master’s and doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and professional program students. A member of the Big Ten Conference, its athletic teams are called the Wildcats. Founded in 1851, Northwestern now has 12 schools and colleges: the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Communication; the School of Professional Studies; The School of Education and Social Policy; the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; the Graduate School; the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; the Pritzker School of Law; the J. L. Kellogg School of Management; the Feinberg School of Medicine; the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music; and Northwestern University in Qatar.