Referencing News Stories

Hi everyone,

I'm sure this has been discussed, but I haven't found the right search term yet! I am working on a course update. In the current version, they had linked to a few different external websites with news articles to show real-world examples of issues pertaining to the course. One of them is no longer active and I'm trying to figure out how to avoid this issue again down the road. The SME I'm working with sent me a link for a different article about the same story and suggested using excerpts compiled in a document, citing the resource, and keeping in the Reference tab. Does anyone know if this is legal, essentially? Anyone have any experience with this and done something else?

Thank you in advance for your advice and suggestions!

5 Replies
Lisa Smyser

Hi Laura,

I've been in similar situations, and we made redirect links for the course. So the link in the course is a redirect link that goes to the article. If the article isn't available or you want to change it, just change where the redirect link points to. That way you don't have to re-publish the course.

Laura M

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for your response! That sounds like it could work for us. Do you mind explaining that a little more in-depth? I think I understand what you're saying, but it's not something I've really done before. Is there a way to do that using Articulate or some other program/website? 

Thank you!

Laura M

Thank you both! I'm going to look into the redirect option. Not sure who to go to for that here, as we are a large, global organization and I work out of one site. The course is a corporate-level course, though, so I'm hoping we can get support.

I will definitely check out archive.org, as well!