Here’s how to share your story ideas with ‘YFile’

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The online story submission form that was launched in September 2021 has proven to be extremely popular with the University community. Accessible directly from the YFile website, the form guides community members and helps them pull together the information they need to submit a story to YFile’s editorial team. The form is user friendly, and makes the submission of stories more organized. 

The York University community is invited to share stories, promote upcoming events, highlight current research and accomplishments, and share recent innovations in teaching and learning to celebrate how York faculty, staff and students right the future each day.  

When submitting a story to YFile, some thoughts to consider are:  

  • Why will your story be of interest to the York community? 
  • What’s the news hook? 
  • Does your story promote or support the University’s strategic priorities? 
  • What makes the story compelling or unique? 
  • Is your news tip or story idea time sensitive? 

Content on the YFile website is curated into categories that best reflect York University’s priorities and goals, along with YFile’s mandate. News categories include: Teaching & Learning, Research & Innovation, Awards & Recognition, Latest News, Special Issues and Features. The popular Scoop section has featured more than 460 York University members to date.  

There are also two sections that enhance YFile’s presentation of content and answers the community’s desire to see stories featured on the website for a longer period of time. These sections, Spotlight@York and York in Focus, put emphasis on important initiatives and stories happening at York University.

Submit your story idea to YFile today! For a complete set of guidelines on submitting a story, refer to the YFile User Manual – a guide to support content creators on understanding YFile’s unique writing and publishing conventions. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about deadlines, images sizes and more. The YFile User Manual is also available on the About YFile page under YFile resources. 

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YFile continues to serve York faculty and staff by writing, editing and reporting on institutional news, events, people and trends. The campus newsletter is distributed by email to more than 7,000 faculty, staff, students and friends of the University. New subscribers are always welcome and can subscribe here. To see previous email newsletters, visit YFile‘s newsletter archive.

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