New university paper: CBS Wire launches today
Inspired by new Danish media such as Zetland, Føljeton and Vice, the new media platform CBS WIRE is going to launch today at CBS.
CBS will have a dedicated, curious and critical team, who will find amusing and not so amusing stories about life on campus. CBS WIRE will make a virtue of addressing everybody in the CBS family, says Mette Koors, Editor-in-Chief:
”CBS WIRE is going to be debate-generating and critical, and we wish to create pride across the entire institution. We are addressing everybody at the university. We want to bring it all together," says Mette Koors.
The losers of the Case Competition have an interesting story to tell
The common essence of the stories is that they have to attract the attention of students as well as staff.
It is an "exciting challenge" to attract a diverse audience, says Mette Koors. CBS WIRE will address topics that affect the majority of the university, for instance the study progress reform or work-related stress.
”We are not afraid to talk about failure. We will write stories about success and stories about failing. We would be glad to write the story about the student who lost the case competition; you might gain just as much from losing than you do from winning. Learning more about that is interesting", says Mette Koors and emphasises that the stories will contribute to create a mutual understanding of each other at CBS.
Just read today's portrait of the two cleaning ladies who clean Solbjerg Plads. According to Mette Koors, they have seen a bit of everything. Read about the teaching methods of the future such as blended learning, how a much publicised agricultural report affects CBS' brand and how to date a Dane during springtime. CBS WIRE will also present guides of major cities in which CBS students and staff have resided. Today you can read about Sevilla.
Visit the new media CBS WIRE.
You can also see the photo gallery "Faces", a gallery with different faces at CBS.
”With one photo and two sentences telling a story, we show the diversity of the people inhabiting CBS," says Mette Koors, who became inspired by the American site Humans of New York.
Feel free to use CBS WIREs Snapchat account
CBS has had a university paper since 1978. At first it was named 'Kræmmerhuset' and then CBS Observer, who launched in 2008 and closed down in 2016. New communication channels have emerged over the years, for which reason CBS WIRE is on six platforms; www., Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
The variety of these platforms gives you the opportunity of leaving your stamp on the media:
”We want to do some experiments and lend our Snapchat account to a professor who is in the middle of an exciting project. Or a student who will describe a different day on campus," says Mette Koors.
Writers are also welcome. As something new, our new university paper will be in English. With more than 4,000 international students and researchers, it has been necessary to include more people in this news community. Surely, your native language does not have to be English.
“Italians do not have to write English like Brits do. We like that a personal accent can be traced in an article", says Mette Koors.
Drop by the news room at Solbjerg Plads 3, DS.26. The editorial staff of CBS WIRE gives away free ice cream to celebrate the launch.
Contact CBS WIRE, if you have an idea for a story.
For more information, please contact:
Editor-in-Chief Mette Koors
Facts about CBS WIRE
The editorial board consists of 2.5 people. Besides Mette Koors, Journalist Anne Marie Lykkegaard and Student Assistant Caroline Boas are part of the team. In addition, 15 volunteer writers contribute to the media.
CBS WIRE publishes a newsletter every two weeks and uploads stories, videos and photos on the different platforms during the weekdays.
Meet CBS WIRE on:
Facebook – CBS WIRE
Instagram – cbswire
Snapchat - cbswire (only for mobile phones with the Snapchat app)
Twitter – CBS_WIRE
Youtube – CBS WIRE