Last week we launched a new version of our website, and you've probably noticed a lot of changes and improvements. Among the many new features we've created to make your NewsTrust experience better is the NewsTrust Toolbar. Our Toolbar makes reviewing and posting stories easier than ever.
The NewsTrust Toolbar At a Glance
Here's a quick overview of how to use our new toolbar.
Here's a quick step-by-step walk-through on how to review a story with our new toolbar.
Reviewing a Story
To review a story on the new NewsTrust site, click on the story's title or on its yellow or gray "Review" button, just like before.
Clicking either of these links will take you to the story's original page; the NewsTrust Toolbar will display at the top, with the review form on the right hand side.
Read and review the story. If the review form is blocking part of the story's text, click the "Close" link in the bottom left, or click "Review" at the top. The Toolbar will remain at the top of the screen. To reopen the review form, click "Review" again.
To close the Toolbar and only show the story on its original page, click the blue "X" in the top-right corner.
When you're finished your review, click the yellow "Save" button at the bottom of the review form. Once you do this, you can edit the story's info, share your review with a friend, or see all NewsTrust member reviews for the story. To go back to the NewsTrust home page, click the NewsTrust logo in the top-left corner in the Toolbar.
Posting a Story
To post a new story on NewsTrust using the Toolbar, copy the URL of the story you want to post, then click the yellow "Post a Story" link in the top-right corner of the NewsTrust home page. Paste the URL into the box that drops down.
The story you've chosen will open automatically, with the NewsTrust Toolbar at the top and the story edit form on the right.
Some of the story's info will be entered automatically -- check to make sure it's right, and add anything that's missing (author's name, topics, content type). When you're finished, click "Save" -- then give it a review! For an alternative way to post stories to NewsTrust, check our handy bookmarklet tool. For more info on how to review a story check our News Literacy Guide.