This guide on uploading news will give you an overview of the College News editor. It explains you how to get a news feed set up and how to add articles to it.

Uploading news menu

Difference between Main College News and Department News

Imperial College News

The News website shows top level campus news that is curated by the College News team from Communications and Public Affairs.

The main site features include:

  • Sections arranged by topic
  • Features
  • Latest news
  • In the Media
  • Most popular
  • Social Media and sharing
  • Commenting
  • Local news feed

Department News

Department staff can create the article and are encouraged to share local news, awards and report on events. The main features include:

  • Can appear in main News site.
  • Social media and sharing.
  • Commenting.
  • Link to other articles or web sites.

Getting a news feed

  • Speak to your Faculty Web Officer who can advise you on proceeding – as you may have a department feed already set up.
  • ASK ICT.
  • For any further help and assistance with permissions to create and edit articles email Peter Gillings.

Uploading a news article

  • Go to the News website home page
  • Select News dashboard from the top blue bar
  • Click Create a new article button top right corner
  • Select the correct feed from the drop down options
  • Click Start writing
  • You can now start to populate a new news article

Before you upload

Elements to think about before you upload:
  • The text
  • Good image(s)
  • Headline (max 80 characters)
  • Teaser (max 25 characters)
  • Summary (max 150 characters)

Top tip always have the text in a word document first and get someone to check it for you.

A note on images

Don't

  • use intensively labelled diagrams.
  • use multiple graphs.
  • use obscure objects.
  • people looking away from camera.

a selection of images that should not be used in News articles

Do

  • use group portraits, for example, people displaying awards.
  • use portraits, including research action shots.
  • use close ups of equipment or experiments.
  • use the Asset Library
  • use a simple diagram or graph.
  • use images people can relate to.

a selection of good images to use in anews article Find out more about taking or finding good images for online content.

What goes where? Key information

1. Add a headline (max 80 characters) and summary (max 150 characters):

Adding a headline in the news editor and how thi shows on an article2. Add a teaser (max 25 characters) this can appear on your image, in the latest news sidebar or in the columns: 

Where to add teh teaser in the news editor and where it appears on the article3. Add an image, varying sizes are used across the site:

How to add an image

4. The image crop tool requires you to upload only one photo, but you must use that one image to create all the varying thumbnails, use the blue arrows to move through each screen:  

5. Add the authors name.

How to add the author

 

What goes where? Categorisation

1. Select a category to determine where your article will appear on the main News site:

Categorisation screen

2. Select a subcategory and add tags:

Subcategory and tags screen 

3. Select if the article is a news story or a feature (features are normally longer pieces of writing):

Select the story type

What goes where? Links

1. Nominate related College stories:

Nominate related College stories2. Add related external links:Related College stories page3. Add related multimedia, like videos:

Add related media4. Add media mentions:

Media mentions screen

Publish dates, add a funder or supporter

1. Add a publish date and time:Publish time screen2. Add funders and supporters:

Funders and supporters screen

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