Pin the moniker on the newsletter: rename Inside Oregon and win a prize
Here’s the vision: the University of Oregon’s 7,000-plus faculty, staff and GTFs get to work each day, fire up their computers and turn to a dynamic, constantly-changing website to check in on whatever may be buzzing on campus.
We see it as part e-newsletter with daily or even hourly updates, and part intranet with various opportunities for reader interaction.
You’ll see it this fall.
Inside Oregon is evolving again. The campus newsletter that went fully electronic in January 2009, then went from monthly to twice-monthly publication in October 2010, is going daily – or even instantaneous.
Even the name will change, and we’d like our readers’ ideas on that. Help us rename Inside Oregon, and you can win a free subscription to the publication. OK, just kidding there – everyone gets a free subscription. But if your submission of a new name for the UO’s long-standing faculty/staff newsletter is chosen by the Office of Communications staff, you’ll be awarded a shiny, new $25 gift certificate to the Duck Store.
Give us your best shot at Inside Oregon’s new name in the comments section below. While you’re at it, let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see in the new version of your campus publication.
Inside Oregon’s readership – measured by either visits or pageviews – has more than tripled in the past two years. Clearly, readers enjoy much of the newsletter’s content: news and features about the university and its employees. We’ll continue to offer all of that – everything from the “Couple minutes with” video interviews and the “UO Abroad” Q&A sessions to the free classified ads and regular updates on the newest hires throughout campus.
We’ll also let you know what’s happening today, tomorrow and next week, with an events calendar, daily summaries of UO-related media coverage, bulletins from the Department of Public Safety, communications from the president and/or provost and even a daily weather forecast.
Ideas for either the newsletter’s name or its content? Here’s your chance.