Welcome to the new Emory Report

By Laura Douglas-Brown | Emory Report | Feb. 16, 2016

Today's issue of Emory Report is quite different from what you are accustomed to seeing in your in-box every Tuesday and Thursday. In addition to a more appealing design, we've expanded our content and refined our focus to provide an engaging mix of news, events, and information tailored specifically for Emory faculty and staff.

Here is what you will find in our new format:

  • The Wire covers the biggest news happening across the University: research discoveries, innovative teaching, student achievements, policy and leadership announcements, major events, and more.
  • Profiles introduce you to the faculty, staff, and students who are the heart of our University, sharing your stories and accomplishments.
  • Photo Galleries give you a front-row seat to key events on campus, or give you the chance to see yourself and your colleagues at events you attended.
  • Take Note provides a variety of shorter news items, including Human Resources announcements, construction and parking notices, training and compliance opportunities, etc., to keep you informed about your workplace.
  • Emory Insider shares insider tips to make the most of your experience as an Emory employee. Here you'll find a perk, benefit, or other useful information for taking advantage of all that Emory has to offer.
  • In the News includes stories from international, national, and local media outlets featuring Emory faculty, staff, and students.
  • Featured Events is one of the biggest changes in our new design. Each week, the University hosts a diverse slate of events spanning academics, athletics and the arts — truly something for everyone. Now Emory Report has a dedicated space to share those with you.

In addition to our new sections, you'll also see a variety of recurring columns in the new Emory Report:

  • 10 Things to Do for $10 or Less is a countdown of fun, inexpensive things to do on campus. It's been a popular column since it launched earlier this year, and we'll keep bringing it to you at the beginning of every month.
  • Monthly arts previews highlight the biggest upcoming events in music, film, theater, dance, visual arts and other creative disciplines.
  • Acclaim, published the fourth Tuesday of each month, recognizes the accomplishments of staff and faculty. Listings may include awards and prizes; election to boards and societies; and similarly notable achievements in the wider community. You can submit items to Leslie King, assistant editor of Emory Report, at ltking@emory.edu.
  • How Emory Works, also monthly, shines a spotlight on the people and processes that keep a university bigger than some Georgia cities running smoothly and efficiently.

Introducing Dooley Report

Emory Report has been the University's official media outlet, starting as the typewritten Campus Report back in 1956, and becoming Emory Report in 1991. When Emory Report converted to a digital-first format back in 2010, it began being distributed via email to all Emory faculty, staff, and students.

The digital format brought many advantages — it was more timely, appealed to the explosive growth in online readership, supported Emory's sustainability goals, and saved money. But sending the publication to such a broad audience meant that we lost some of our ability to feature important news and events that applied only to employees or just to students.

Now, as we tailor Emory Report to focus on faculty and staff, we are also launching a companion publication — Dooley Report — specifically for undergraduate and graduate students.

Dooley Report will be distributed via the student listserv every Wednesday (except holidays) during the academic year and every other Wednesday during the summer. It will feature a similar format to Emory Report, with important University stories included in both publications, but Dooley Report will give us an opportunity to offer news, announcements and events targeted for student audiences.

Faculty and staff will not automatically receive Dooley Report, but you can subscribe here.

As we move forward with Emory Report and Dooley Report, we welcome your story ideas, news tips, feedback and suggestions. These are your publications and we need your help to make them the go-to sources for news and information at Emory.

You can learn more about Emory Report by reading the Emory Report Guidelines and you can share your ideas and feedback with editor Laura Douglas-Brown at l.douglasbrown@emory.edu.