Not every news item on the IUP site is included in IUP Daily. Here’s an overview of what goes in and what doesn’t.
Did you submit a news post that should have appeared in IUP Daily, but you never saw it? Here are some likely answers.
There was too much time between the date of creation and date of submission.
When assembling IUP Daily each day, the Digital Team uses a Web-based tool called a news aggregator. This tool collects news items posted by departments and offices based on the date the news items were created. News items stay in IUP Daily for five business days, so the news aggregator is set to search for news posts created within the past seven days. Because of the volume of news posted, any posts created more than seven days ago will not show up in the news aggregator.
Some common scenarios in which this is a problem:
An existing news post was updated instead of creating a new one.
Again, this relates to the date the news item was created. Let’s say your office holds an annual event, and you posted a news item about it last year. As the event approaches again this year, should you create a new news post? Yes.
If you edited the post from the previous year with updated information, the date of creation will remain that of a year ago, so it will not be included in IUP Daily, nor will it move to the top of your site's news feed. Re-editing old news posts is something you want to avoid for other reasons as well, including that subscribers to your news feed will not receive notification of a new post.
The news post was submitted to Digital Team too late in the day.
The Digital Team guarantees next-day publication only for content it receives before 2:00 p.m. We try, and often do, approve content well past that deadline, but depending on the workload, it is not always possible. Content that is not submitted to Digital Team by 2:00 p.m. may not be approved that day and, therefore, may not appear in the following day’s IUP Daily.
If you submit a news item after 2:00 p.m., but it absolutely needs to be live by the next day, contact the Digital Team and request that it be published. Remember, your site’s approver will first need to approve the post before the Digital Team is able to publish it.
The news post is a duplicate.
If you are posting news that was already posted by another department or office, or by the Media Relations director under IUP News, it will not be included in IUP Daily a second time. For example, several departments post news items about their professors’ promotions. While adding this news to your department’s news feed is encouraged, it would be repetitive to include a post about the same professor’s promotion from each department in IUP Daily.
The news is directed solely at IUP students, or is about alumni updates.
It was a Digital Team oversight.
There are many reasons—technical and otherwise—why a news item may not appear in IUP Daily. On occasion, an item may be omitted because of human error. If you posted a news item that did not appear in IUP Daily and the scenarios above do not explain why it was missed, please contact the Web Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.