The UWA Newsroom promotes the University's research, activities, events, staff and students to people outside the University.
The Newsroom's home page displays major stories and features a carousel of five revolving stories with high-quality images.
Newsrooms for specific areas around UWA can be found in the News from around the University link, on the right-hand side of the Newsroom home page, under the heading 'In depth' .
If you have a story you think is worthy of being on the home page, contact UWA’s Media Manager for expert help with writing and publication.
Any staff or student with a Pheme account (with approval from their local Website Coordinator) can register for a University News account but first you need to read through the training document and familiarise yourself with the conventions of the UWA style guide.
Your story should engage and inform your readers. The content should include the answers to:
Keep the first paragraph short and to the point. Provide enough information in the introduction to make the reader want to continue. The first paragraph is usually the one which is used as a teaser on home pages.
Avoid links in the first paragraph; you don't want people to jump away just as they've started reading.
Obtain a high-quality image to use. Such an image makes the story more attractive to readers and can help the article's chances of appearing on the Newsroom home page.
Follow the UWA style guide for publications. Key newsroom styles include:
Proofread: Have someone else check the story for spelling, names and dates.