School

This API is used to provide access to school information such as users, academics, admissions, athletics, content, lists, and general school info.

GET

Content News Items (BETA)

Returns a collection of Content News Items Requires at least one of the following roles in the Education Management System:

  • Parent
  • Faculty
  • Student

This endpoint is in BETA. It may be removed or replaced with a 90 day deprecation period.

Try it

Request URL

Request parameters

Parameter Required Type Description
categories string

Request headers

Header Required Type Description
Bb-Api-Subscription-Key Property is required string Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Profile.
Authorization Property is required string OAuth 2.0 access token obtained from Blackbaud OAuth 2.0 Service. Supported grant types: Authorization code, Implicit.

Response 200 OK

Success

{
  "count": 2,
  "value": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "headline": "News Story",
      "author": "Gus I. Dunno",
      "short_description": "Brief",
      "long_description": "Loquacity",
      "featured": true,
      "media_item": [
        {
          "type": "Photo",
          "title": "Mighty Ducks",
          "caption": "Photo",
          "url": "www.notarealurl.com"
        },
        {
          "type": "Photo",
          "title": "Climbing K2",
          "caption": "Another",
          "url": "www.notarealurl.com"
        }
      ],
      "categories": [
        {
          "id": 2,
          "name": "Featured News",
          "content_type": "Push Page"
        },
        {
          "id": 3,
          "name": "Important News",
          "content_type": "Academics"
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "id": 2,
      "headline": "Another Story",
      "author": "Wile E. Coyote",
      "short_description": "Brief",
      "long_description": "Oratory",
      "featured": false,
      "media_item": [
        {
          "type": "Photo",
          "title": "Bruins at play",
          "caption": "PhotoSet2",
          "url": "www.notarealurl.com"
        },
        {
          "type": "Photo",
          "title": "Everest at night",
          "caption": "AnotherPhoto",
          "url": "www.notarealurl.com"
        }
      ],
      "categories": [
        {
          "id": 4,
          "name": "Parents News",
          "content_type": "Dorms"
        },
        {
          "id": 2,
          "name": "Featured News",
          "content_type": "Push Page"
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}
{
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "count": {
      "type": "integer",
      "description": "The number of items in the collection",
      "format": "int32",
      "readOnly": true
    },
    "next_link": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "For paginated responses, the URI for the next page of results",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "value": {
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "id": {
            "type": "integer",
            "description": "The ID of the news item",
            "format": "int32",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "headline": {
            "type": "string",
            "description": "The news item title",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "author": {
            "type": "string",
            "description": "The author os the news item",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "short_description": {
            "type": "string",
            "description": "The short description field for the new item",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "long_description": {
            "type": "string",
            "description": "The long description field for the new item",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "featured": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "description": "Returns true if the news item is featured",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "media_item": {
            "type": "array",
            "items": {
              "type": "object",
              "properties": {
                "type": {
                  "type": "string",
                  "description": "",
                  "nullable": true
                },
                "title": {
                  "type": "string",
                  "description": "",
                  "nullable": true
                },
                "caption": {
                  "type": "string",
                  "description": "",
                  "nullable": true
                },
                "url": {
                  "type": "string",
                  "description": "",
                  "nullable": true
                }
              },
              "additionalProperties": false,
              "description": "Media Model"
            },
            "description": "",
            "nullable": true
          },
          "categories": {
            "type": "array",
            "items": {
              "type": "object",
              "properties": {
                "id": {
                  "type": "integer",
                  "description": "The Id of the news category",
                  "format": "int32",
                  "nullable": true
                },
                "name": {
                  "type": "string",
                  "description": "The name of the news category",
                  "nullable": true
                },
                "content_type": {
                  "type": "string",
                  "description": "The type of content type the news comes from",
                  "nullable": true
                },
                "primary": {
                  "type": "boolean",
                  "description": "Set to true if the new category is the primary source of the news item",
                  "nullable": true
                }
              },
              "additionalProperties": false,
              "description": "News Category Model"
            },
            "description": "The list of categories the news item is published to",
            "nullable": true
          }
        },
        "additionalProperties": false,
        "description": "NewsItem Model"
      },
      "description": "The set of items included in the response. This may be a subset of the items in the collection",
      "nullable": true
    }
  },
  "additionalProperties": false,
  "description": "A Collection"
}

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/content/news/items?categories={string}"
-H "Bb-Api-Subscription-Key: {subscription key}"
-H "Authorization: Bearer {access token}"
--data-ascii "{body}"
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }

        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            // Request parameters
            queryString["categories"] = "{string}";
            var uri = "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/content/news/items?" + queryString;

            var response = await client.GetAsync(uri);
        }
    }
}
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/content/news/items");

            builder.setParameter("categories", "{string}");

            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpGet request = new HttpGet(uri);
            request.setHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");
            request.setHeader("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity)); 
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
            "categories": "{string}",
        };

        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/content/news/items?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Authorization","Bearer {access token}");
            },
            type: "GET",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];

    NSString* path = @"https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/content/news/items";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                         @"categories={string}",
                      ];

    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"GET"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Bb-Api-Subscription-Key"];
    [_request setValue:@"Bearer {access token}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Authorization"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];

    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);

        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }

        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }

        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }

    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the PEAR HTTP client from http://pear.php.net/package/HTTP_Request2
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/content/news/items');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
   'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key' => '{subscription key}',
   'Authorization' => 'Bearer {access token}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
    'categories' => '{string}',
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_GET);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'categories': '{string}',
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/school/v1/content/news/items?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'categories': '{string}',
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/school/v1/content/news/items?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/content/news/items')

query = URI.encode_www_form({
    # Request parameters
    'categories' => '{string}'
})
if query.length > 0
  if uri.query && uri.query.length > 0
    uri.query += '&' + query
  else
    uri.query = query
  end
end
request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.request_uri)

# Request headers
request['Bb-Api-Subscription-Key'] = '{subscription key}'
request['Authorization'] = 'Bearer {access token}'

# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body

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