Journalists should explore open social media approaches, where they enable firsthand sources to tell their story to a wide audience using common tools of the trade.
From blog to blog network to full-blown sites, WordPress is behind these 10 notable web destinations, including Playboy and The Rally to Restore Sanity.
WordPress has a solid set of core features and is very extensible. Proof? Here’s 55 ways WordPress could be used by a media organization.
Do we talk too much about the ‘future of news’ and fail to focus on practicing the basics of now? Here are three basic best practices of web publishing that too many news outlets continue to ignore.
Those whining of WordPress 3.0’s CamelCase capitalized P filter should take a chill pill and remember WordPress is an extremely powerful platform they get to use or build upon for free.
Group chat has been embraced by collaborative businesses everywhere. But newsrooms have been slow to get on board. WordPress’ P2 theme offers a free alternative to paid group chat clients that can be easily set up, customized and used. P2 could even be used to hold reader chats or live forums.
WordPress is a content management system. It’s also a CMS that works well for journalism large and small and whose use for journalism by both professionals and citizens will only continue to grow. Reality check: There are very few great content management systems being used as platforms for journalism. Plenty of newspapers—and broadcast television sites especially—use clumsy systems with feature sets still in the stone ages of the internet. Even worse, these systems are skinned by ugly stylesheets and confusing user interfaces. We wouldn’t want our newspaper pages to be ugly or hard to navigate, so why are so many news websites exactly that?