Thank you for reading UNCG Campus Weekly. Readership has increased in the past year. The current CW Google Analytics show 122,536 pageviews between July 1 and December 31, 2016. (That’s an increase over the same period in the previous year, which showed 117,278 pageviews.)
The top five posts in the past semester, based on pageviews?
- Food trucks this fall
- In memoriam: Dr. Deb Cassidy
- 63 faculty members honored at Promotion/Tenure event
- UNCG Nursing deemed “Center of Excellence” again and again
- See the stars (and planets too)
(Also in the top 10 are lots of accesses to the CW Categories. For example, lots of readers obviously access the People category – this allows you to conveniently read this week’s People posts by simply scrolling, plus you can read previous weeks’ People posts as you continue scrolling. Readers do the same for Notes, for the Spotlight category, etc.)
Campus Weekly now uses iModules in its weekly email notice to faculty/staff – the CW email sent on Wednesday mornings is a convenient way for readers to access the weekly posts. As an example of one month’s average, the average number of recipients who opened the weekly email in the 4 issues of Nov. 2016 was 903 per issue.
How to send a submission or story idea? Email the submission to editor Mike Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org. (I’ll reply with a quick “thank you” reply when I process the submission within a few days.) Or submit them via a form at the CW Submissions page: http://ure.uncg.edu/prod/cweekly/submissions (again, you know I received it with a quick “thank you” reply). If it’s to promote an event, send it 2-3 weeks before the event, so we have time to edit it for length/style and readers can mark their calendars. For other posts, send it by Thursday before the posting date – in other words, about 6 days before the weekly Wednesday publication date. We edit posts on Friday and Monday, post them on Tuesday as we prepare the email, and send the CW email on Wednesday morning.
By Mike Harris