Department of Administrative Services

​What is a feature story?

A feature is a brief story about a state agency's service or program that is both timely and of interest to the public. Unlike breaking news stories that may have a shelf life of a single day, a feature story contains more substantive information which can be posted on Oregon.gov for approximately one to two weeks. Oregon.gov attracts over 40 million visits annually, making it an excellent medium for
notifying the public of state agencies' programs and services.

Who can post a feature story?

The state executive branch (including state agencies, boards and commissions), the legislative branch, and the state judicial branch can all submit feature stories for the Oregon.gov home page.

 

How often can an agency post a feature story to Oregon.gov?

Oregon.gov hosts five or six feature stories at a time. The State Web Information Publisher (SWIP) will approve each submission before it is posted. An agency can submit feature stories as often as they like.

 

What is the process for creating a feature story for Oregon.gov?

     1. Write your feature story.  Once you have written your story, post it to your agency's website.

 
     2. Submit your feature story. Follow the feature story guidelines​ to submit the story to the SWIP. Pay special attention to the
         amount of characters (including spaces) allowed for the heading and sub-heading. If you need an image or photo, contact the SWIP.
 

What happens if DAS has questions about a feature story?

The SWIP will review the content of the submitted story and if there are any questions on the content, timing, tone or image, she will contact the submitter.

 

What if I have more questions?  

Please contact the SWIP for any additional questions you may have:
 
Linda Morrell
State Web Information Publisher
503-378-5223