Who can post news?
What makes a good news story?
Constructing your news story
Before Creating Your Event
Creating Your Event
1) Log into calendar.mit.edu
2) Hover over your profile pic in upper right, and click on “Calendar Admin”
3) Under “Events” tab on the left, click on “Add Event”
4) Fill in the appropriate fields:
5) Save changes
6) Email firstname.lastname@example.org to say that you have entered an event
7) If needed, you can edit an event after it’s published. Go to the event page; in the lower right, there is a box called “Admin” with a button called “Admin Event Editor.” Click on that and edit fields as needed.
Resources for MIT Events Calendar
What is a spotlight?
A spotlight can be used for to highlight an existing page or to feature content that doesn't warrant its own story. You provide a title and a link. No need to worry about an image.
The different types of spotlights are:
How to post a spotlight:
Due to space and wrapping reasons we may need to edit your line of text a bit.
Our news site is image intensive. It is important to have a quality image for every post.
Where to find images:
Before you upload your image(s):
Huge images aren't good for the site. Use a basic image editing program ("Paint" on PCs, "Preview" on Macs) to resize (and rename) your image if it is large.
Click the button for "Add Media" & upload a new image, or select an existing image from the Media Library. Your image should already have a meaningful filename & and be a good file size - if not, stop, see above and start again.
See below for the eleven easy steps for a quality upload!
If you have more than one image to add, do this for each image. Once images are in place you can make sure they are aligning properly and text is wrapping/flowing ok.
Any problems or questions - let us know!