Announcing Newspack by WordPress.com — A New Publishing Resolution for News Organizations

We’re teaming up with Google, Lenfest, Civil funder ConsenSys, and Knight to create a subsequent-generation publishing platform.

More than the previous 15 years, WordPress has grown to develop into the world’s most common publishing platform for the open internet — and it is specially correct for news organizations. By means of WordPress.com and our enterprise service WordPress.com VIP, we’re proud to host internet sites for some of the most trusted names in journalism — from Time.com and CNN to FiveThirtyEight and Quartz, as effectively as person internet sites for reporters and bloggers all about the globe.

Nowadays we’re excited to announce funding for a new platform, Newspack by WordPress.com, aimed at smaller- and medium-sized news organizations. Google, via the Google News Initiative, is taking the lead in backing the project and has committed $1.two million. Other funders include things like The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, which is contributing $400,000 ConsenSys, the venture studio backing Civil Media, which is contributing $350,000 and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which is contributing $250,000. An added $200,000 from a fifth supply is anticipated to be contributed toward the project later this month.

News organizations interested in getting component of the pilot launch can go to newspack.weblog to find out far more.

With lots of nearby news organizations struggling to uncover sustainable models for journalism, we’re seeing a want for an affordable platform that offers the technologies and assistance that lets news organizations construct their organizations and concentrate on what they do most effective — giving important reporting for their communities. Our hope with Newspack is to give them a platform exactly where they can continue to concentrate on what they do most effective, whilst we concentrate on giving planet-class technologies and assistance across their editorial and organization operations.

In addition to WordPress.com parent Automattic, partners in the project include things like Spirited Media, which operates nearby digital news internet sites in Denver, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, and News Income Hub, a spinoff of Voice of San Diego, which offers income options for digital publishers.

For far more details, and to sign up for e mail updates, go to Newspack.weblog.