WordPress is the CMS of choice for presidential campaign websites (six out of the 10 declared Republican candidates) and every single candidate is using an open source content management system (Drupal powers the rest).
While HTML5’s specification won’t be finalized for more than three years, news organizations have been experimenting with it for awhile now. Besides making their videos iPad friendly, quite a few media giants have made standalone HTML5 projects that offer refreshing ways to read online.
The new Poynter is more social; it brings more blogs into the stable, encourages reaction and conversation via Disqus comments and places related info next to content with a double right column.
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.
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?