New Features on Site

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 23, 2010) – New features have been added to the news pages of aimed at bubbling up more stories for users to enjoy, better organizing the news and information produced daily and highlighting our connection with social media.


On the home page of the University of South Florida’s main site, headlines from USF Health and USF Athletics have been added, along with a “slider” of Featured Stories at the bottom of the page populated with multimedia offerings and other notable stories.


In the right rail at the bottom of the home page, a Facebook widget has been added, letting users see what stories are being shared. If the user logs in to their Facebook account, they will also be able to see what some of their friends are sharing.


A new News Channel highlights the Top Story on It also features two other recent popular stories, and headlines from five of the most recent stories. Clicking on the More News link takes the user to an archive page of 2010 stories.


A new Special Reports channel features content produced around a specific news offering or big event, such as USF’s involvement in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, this fall’s Week of Welcome events and the Asaba Memorial project in Nigeria being headed up by USF professors.


The special report pages provide a deep dive into content areas, and new special reports will be added to the archive periodically.


Maintained by the University Communications & Marketing Department, features news and information stories and multimedia developed by our team of staff writers, interns and colleagues in other colleges and departments.


-       Peter E. Howard, Digital News Editor – 813-974-9057.