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Creating a News Topic

As an administrator, you can create, modify, and delete administrator- and user- defined news topics.

To create a news topic

  1. From the application-level menu, choose Navigate > Site Map > Administration - Portal > News Topic Manager.
  2. In the News Packages list, query to find the news package for which you want to create a news topic.
  3. Click one of the following view tabs:
    • Administrator-Defined
    • User-Defined
  4. In the News Topics list, add a new record and complete the fields.

    The following table describes the fields for the News Topic record.



    The check box is used to deactivate or activate the selected news topic. A check mark appears in this column when the news topic is inactive. Users can only select active news topics in their tracking profile.

    If you later mark a user-subscribed news topic as inactive, the user no longer sees news for that topic.


    Enter an identifying name for the topic. Users see this text description in the Add News Topics form. If the user selects this news topic, this text also appears as a section heading in the My News section of the user's My Briefing page.


    Enter the query to be submitted in the news topic search. Queries can be expressed as simple words or strings, as is customary with advanced search syntaxes in most search engines. Multiple terms that do not contain a Boolean expression (AND, OR) are treated as a phrase. Boolean operators (AND, OR) are recognized. Quote marks can be used to demark a phrase. When an operator occurs within quotes it is treated as part of the phrase.

  5. Click Preview to see the topic's final format.
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