Before you create a news stream, here are some questions to consider.
Does absolutely everyone need this information?
News streams created for Everyone will display on the News page for all registered
community users. If you work in a large organization, this could include all
people across a wide variety of job roles, divisions, and locations.
If you're confident the information will be relevant to all of these users,
follow the instructions in
Creating a News Stream for Everyone.
How much traffic is generated by the place or blog I want to share content from?
Be sure that the place you select for the news stream isn't too noisy for the intended
audience. For example, if your Sales group sometimes contains social chatter, consider
creating a more controlled group or blog that contains only key communications, and use
that one for the News stream.
Who, exactly, needs this News stream?
You can define audiences by selecting individual people, by filtering on profile
fields, and/or by selecting a user permissions group defined in Jive. The last two
choices may require some preparation on your part: to make sure you're using profile
fields consistently, and to create any permissions groups you need for targeting an
audience. Note that the system-defined groups in Jive (under People > Management > User Group Summary) cannot be used to target audiences. You can use any custom-defined
groups shown in this screen. These groups may be created manually or synced from an SSO
provider. You may need to work with your community manager to define user groups.
What are some examples of News streams I might create?
For a detailed example of how you might create News streams for your community,
be sure to read this article in the Jive Community. You must be a registered community user to
see this content.