News at Penn State flows quickly, and there is a lot of it. In the thick of the fall and spring semesters, it isn't uncommon for communicators from across Penn State's 24 campuses to submit well more than 100 pieces of content in one day. Penn State Live serves millions of visitors a year with stories, photos and videos from all corners of the University.
The University Relations news team was involved in a project to enhance the Penn State's news architecture and news website before the Polaris project came to be; when we were asked to partner with the Polaris team in a wider effort to integrate news into the University's homepage, the decision was easy. University news is an integral part of Penn State's conversation with the world, and the storytelling that already happens on a vast array of topics across the University dovetails perfectly with the Polaris team's vision of a dynamic, fresh Penn State homepage designed to show the world who "we are."
In addition to the integration of Penn State news into many areas of the University's new homepage, exciting changes will be coming to news at Penn State in general. In the limelight will be a redesigned Penn State Live, the hub for all Penn State news. In addition to a new look and feel modeled after the University's new homepage, regular visitors will notice a reorganization of news by topic, enhanced navigation and search functions, and a greater emphasis on Polaris' overarching focus on Penn State's academics, research and global impact.
As the news and Polaris teams move closer to these exciting changes, we will keep you posted.