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Frequently Asked Questions about Newsline

What is Newsline?
Newsline is an email digest delivered each Monday to all students, faculty and staff. It includes important community news messages that students, faculty and staff traditionally have received from various offices via email. It  contains feature stories, events happening during the week, DePaul in the News, In Case You Missed It items from email inboxes and a Scene at DePaul photo or video. 

How do I submit an item to Newsline?
Please see the Newsline submissions page.

May I send a direct email to all faculty, staff and students instead?

Major news coming out of your area should be shared via Newsline. Major news is information about new or changes to programs and services that affect all or most of the DePaul community. Major news can also be significant (national, global or high award amounts) awards, honors and research findings. In situations where your unit has news to share with a smaller audience or about a smaller award or honor, email remains appropriate for sharing.

  • ​Information for only the faculty, staff and students of your college or division
  • Information for only faculty or only staff or only students
  • Information intended for those who have used your program or services before
Newsline is intended to communicate information that is relevant to the educational process or ongoing university business. Messages must relate to DePaul University programs, operations or facilities. Political announcements, sales or solicitations for donations to a personal cause are not appropriate for Newsline.

All items are reviewed for approval by University Marketing and Communications.

What are the publication deadlines?

Newsline is built over two days each week (Thursday and Friday) and publishes each​ Monday. Feature stories (already drafted) and Scene at DePaul items must be received ten days prior to publication. Feature story ideas can be submitted at any time and can take up to four weeks to be written and published. Not all ideas submitted will be pursued, and University Communications will communicate with the submitter.

Events should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday to be included in the following Monday's Newsline.

I have a flyer I would like to distribute. Can I send attachments through Newsline?
Attachments are not allowed, but you can instead post the flyer to your website and include its URL as part of your announcement.

What are some recommendations for successfully communicating a message?
Be succinct and lead with the most pertinent facts. Assume the reader knows little or nothing about the item being announced. Avoid using acronyms when possible and spell out the entire name instead.

How often does Newsline get sent out?
Every Monday when the university is open, as long as there are new items to share.

Who can submit items to Newsline?
Faculty, staff and recognized student groups.

Who approves Newsline Daily messages?
DePaul's University Communications division. 

​​Can I remove myself from receiving Newsline?
No. Newsline is an official university communication and its announcements may affect your activities and responsibilities. Faculty, staff and currently enrolled students are not permitted to opt out of receiving Newsline.