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“Why Isn’t My News Post in ‘IUP Daily’?”

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 Web 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:

     
  1. Someone creates a news post on August 5, but then checks it in instead of submitting it. The person resumes working on the post August 13 and submits it for publishing. While this post will be published for your website, it will not appear in the news aggregator and so will not appear in IUP Daily. The publishing of content for the website and the inclusion of content in IUP Daily are two separate functions.
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  3. Someone who is not a web maintainer suggests a news item on a department website, or a site author submits a news item in the CMS. But, the approvers for that website do not realize they have content awaiting their approval until more than a week has passed. At that time, one of them approves the content. Again, because the date of creation was more than seven days earlier, this content will be published for the website but won’t appear in IUP Daily. 
       
    • One of the best ways to avoid this situation is for website approvers to set up their profiles to  request e-mail notification when they have content awaiting their approval.
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Rather than creating a news post, you edited an existing 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.

Your news post was submitted to Web Team after the 2:00 p.m. deadline.

The Web 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 Web 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 Web Team and request that it be published. Remember, your site’s approver will first need to approve the post before the Web Team is able to publish it.

You are making a duplicate news post.

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.

It was a Web 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 web-team@iup.edu.

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