The Daily News FAQ

This is your electronic bulletin board, brought to you by the Office of Brand and Communication. The Daily News arrives in your email inbox each morning and also is linked from the left-hand navigation field on the Insite Home page.

You can post in any category except Campus News (top section) which is posted by your Internal Communications Team in OBC.

Daily News’ content management system is WordPress, the same system that powers our website and Insite. In response to feedback, we made  improvements:

  • All categories are searchable.
  • You have the option to enter a range of consecutive posting dates (for up to five days) or enter up to five non-consecutive dates for the post to appear.
  • You can select up to three categories for your post to appear under.
  • Greater reliability.

Daily News has become a vital tool in helping us become One University through Extraordinary Teamwork. Anyone—faculty, staff or student—can post items to Daily News, making it a communication tool for all.

If you have suggestions for improving Daily News, please let us know! Just contact Cari Hyden, cari.hyden@unthsc.edu or Betsy Friauf, elizabeth.friauf@unthsc.edu.

Who can post a Daily News announcement?
Any faculty, staff or student who has an EUID and password.

How do I post a Daily News Announcement?

  • Go to the Daily News Home page
  • Click on: “Add announcement”
  • Login with your EUID and password
  • Select up to three categories you want the announcement to appear in
  • Enter a succinct title for your announcement.
  • Select your announcement date(s)
    • Choose “consecutive” or “non-consecutive” dates from the drop-down menu
    • Enter the appropriate dates. You may select up to five dates.
  • Enter start time. (If it’s an all-day event or doesn’t have a start time, don’t make any changes.)
  • Enter URL, if needed.
  • Enter description. This is the text of the announcement. Remember to double-check your announcement. You can make changes by logging back in until 11:59 p.m. the day before the item posts. After this time, you will not be able to change it.

What category do I use for my announcement?
There are several categories to choose from for your announcement. There is no firm rule for what each category contains. However, for readability, you should choose a category that best matches your announcement. You can always go back and look at previous announcements to see where others have posted their announcements.

Why can’t I select the Campus News category?
The Campus News category is reserved for use by the Office of Brand and Communication. If you’d like your announcement to appear in Campus News, please email Betsy.Friauf@unthsc.edu or Cari.Hyden@unthsc.edu. Campus News announcements must be of general interest and will be posted on a space-available basis.

How do I edit a post that I entered earlier?

  • Go to the Daily News Home page
  • Click on: Add announcement
  • Login with your EUID and password
  • Click on “Posted Announcements”
  • Hover over the title of the announcement you want to change and click “Edit.”
  • Make the edits needed.
  • Click on “Update” on the right side of your screen.
  • To check your announcement, click on “View post” near the top of your screen.

How do I change the dates for when a post will appear?

  • Go to the Daily News Home page
  • Click on: Add announcement
  • Login with your EUID and password
  • Click on “Posted Announcements”
  • Delete the post and create a new post with the revised dates

How do I delete a post?

  • Go to the Daily News Home page
  • Click on: Add announcement
  • Login with your EUID and password
  • Click on “Posted Announcements”
  • Hover over the title of the announcement you want to change and click “Trash.”

Can I add an attachment or flier?
No. Daily News isn’t designed for this. However, you can add a link to the PDF of the attachment or flier if it’s posted online elsewhere.

Can I include a photo or another image?
No. Daily News isn’t designed for photos/images. However, you can include the link to the image if it is posted online elsewhere.

How do I add a calendar listing?

  • Go to the Daily News Home page
  • Click on: Add Item to Calendar
  • Login with your EUID and password
  • Click on “Events,” then on “Add New.”
  • Enter the information for your calendar listing
  • Click “Publish”

Will my calendar item be in the Daily News?
Yes, all approved calendar items will show up in the Daily News on the day of the event. All calendar items that occur on the weekend will show up in The Daily News on the Friday prior to the event.

Can I view the Daily News off campus?
Yes, The Daily News can be viewed from off campus, however you may not see all the features available from on campus. If you are connected to the campus network through VPN you will be able to view all the features.

How can I increase the chances my post will be noticed?
Our 2016 Communication Survey conducted by Prairie Global indicates that Daily News is the preferred communication tool at UNTHSC. Here are some tips to help your announcement be as effective as possible:

Before you write your announcement … Think through:

  • What will most people be interested in—what’s the most compelling aspect of the story?
  • Who, What, When Where, Why, How
  • Which groups will be most interested—this will help you choose the appropriate Daily News category

Writing your announcement …

  • Draft your post in a Word document—that way you have a record of your post and you can use the spellcheck tool before you post.
  • Make sure you’ve included all the important information:
    • Date and times
    • Locations
    • Deadlines
    • URLs
    • Contact information and where the reader may send questions
    • Registration and RSVP information
    • Audience for an event—is it open to students, faculty or staff? All of the above?
  • Keep it short! Readers will appreciate your respecting their time, and it will be easier for them to find key information.
  • Try using bullet points, which are generally more succinct and easier to read than blocks of text.

Writing the headline

  • The headline is the most important part of your post. Teammates will decide whether to read your post based on the headline. So put your most compelling information about why the reader should care about your post here. Focus on how the reader will benefit from your information.
  • If the item is about an event that will happen very soon or about a project that has a short timeline, try to put the date in the headline so people know they need to act quickly.