Chartered Institute of Public Relations

News feeds

News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest headlines in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.

Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some debate as to what RSS stands for - but one popular one is 'Really Simple Syndication'. Regardless, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.

The CIPR's news feeds

The CIPR offers the following news feeds:

How do I start using feeds?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are web based and accessed using an internet browser, and some you install and run on your own computer.

Web-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas installed applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using software like Outlook or Apple Mail, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail or Gmail.

Here are some popular news readers:

Using CIPR feeds on your own website

If you run your own website, you can display the latest headlines from other websites on your own site using RSS.

We encourage the use of CIPR feeds as part of your website, however, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when CIPR content appears. The attribution text should read "CIPR" or "cipr.co.uk" as appropriate, and every individual item of content used muct link back to its source on our website. You may not use any CIPR logo or other CIPR trademark.

Our feeds typically publish no more than 1 new item per day. Please do not fetch any CIPR feed more often than once every 15 minutes. If you do you may be blocked automatically.

We reserve the right to discontinue feeds at any time.