Subscribe to the J-School RSS News feed
The Journalism School's Web site now has an RSS feed for its News section, and additional feeds will be available soon. Subscribe to this feed to keep current with what's happening at the J-School.
If you are unfamiliar with RSS feeds, getting started is easy—RSS is short for Really Simple Syndication, after all.
A RSS feed allows you to keep up with new information from many sites. A RSS reader pulls new content from any site to which you have subscribed, so there's no need to check sites periodically for updates—they are fed straight to you.
To take advantage of this new feature, sign up for a web-based RSS reader. These include Google Reader, My AOL and My Yahoo!—none of which require software installation. By using a web-based reader, you can access your news from any computer by logging into your account.
After you subscribe — no personal information required — your RSS reader will get updates from the Journalism School's site every time a new news story is added to the web site.
Once you have set up your reader, click the link below for the Columbia J-School News feed. Then, using the pull down menu, indicate which reader you will use to subscribe to the feed. Then click "subscribe now." (This process may differ slightly between readers, but is very intuitive. Just follow the steps.)
You may want to bookmark your reader's page on your home and office computers for easy access.
When you return to your reader, J-School news will appear instantly. Use it to keep track of other sites of interest, including news sites and blogs.
If you already have a feed reader add the Columbia J-School News feed.
If you are using Internet Explorer 6 updating you browser will make it easier to get RSS feeds. Try Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 3.
An easy way to subscribe to an RSS feed is with a free web-based service. Try Bloglines; NewsGator; or Google feed reader.