About RSS

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML format designed for sharing web content like news headlines. An RSS service (also known as an RSS channel) consists of a list of items, each of which contains a headline, description, and a link to a web page.

How do I use RSS?

To use RSS, you will need a special RSS news reader or aggregator that will allow you to collect and display RSS service. RSS news readers allow you to view the service you select all together in the same place and, by automatically retrieving updates, stay current with new content soon after it is published.

There are many different news readers available, many for free. Most news readers are applications that you download and install. Some others are web-based service you sign-up for that work inside your browser.

List of News Readers

After setting up your news reader, you will be ready to use Newswire RSS. To subscribe to Newswire RSS, right-click on the RSS Icon and select "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location" to copy the location (URL) of the service. Follow the instructions for your particular news reader, and then paste this location wherever it asks for the location of the service you wish to subscribe to.

What are the terms of use?

Newswire and the University of Arkansas offers RSS as a free service to any individual user or non-profit organization subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • Use will be for non-commercial purposes.
  • Use is limited to platforms in which a functional link is made available allowing immediate display of the full article or video on the dailyheadlines.uark.edu platform as specified in the xml.
  • Use is accompanied by proper attribution to Newswire or the University of Arkansas as the source.
  • By accessing our RSS service you are indicating your understanding and agreement that you will not use Daily Headlines RSS in contravention of the above conditions. The University of Arkansas reserves the right to discontinue this service at any time and further reserves the right to request the immediate cessation of any specific use of its RSS service.