Tag: wordpress

by Aleszu Bajak

Title: Basics of Publishing with WordPress Instructor: Aleszu Bajak, Innovator in Residence, Northeastern University How to build your own website and get a crash course in HTML and CSS This training will introduce the fundamentals of building your own website on WordPress, how to run a blog, and how to design and publish digital elements […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Understanding e-book production (and why you might want to) (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 2. Relaunched self-publishing platform Pronoun raises $3.5 million (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 3. CMA probe ‘should clean up fake book reviews’ (Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller – Subscription) 4. It’s now illegal to sell adult e-books before 10pm in […] more »

by Austin Smith

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. 2014 was a crazy year for news technology. A new wave of publishers running custom software gained traction, while established news organizations continued to embrace open-source technologies. The overall awareness of the humble content management system (CMS) grew substantially and became […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Internet is on go-slow today to support net neutrality (Rainey Reitman / Gizmodo) 2. What Apple’s new products say about the future (Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic) 3. U2, Apple and the deal behind getting ‘Songs of Innocence’ free of charge (John Jurgensen / The Wall Street Journal) 4. Guardian Space & […] more »

by Peg Achterman

Each semester, many of us ship our students outward toward internships. We hope they are headed to places that will treat them with respect, to managers who will teach them, to environments where they can learn the business and get a sense of what they want to do and what they don’t want to do. I’ve […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Automattic, steward of WordPress, snaps up Longreads (Brad Stone / Businessweek) 2. “Journalism is aggregation” (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings (Daren Butler / Reuters) 4. The Heartbleed hit list: The passwords you need to change right now (Mashable) 5. Journalism needs the right skills to survive […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Dear journalism and media students: The end is near. The end of college, that is. When you launch into the world from your comfortable collegiate nest, you’ll want to be prepared with a terrific portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills. You need a sleek, versatile digital residence that can host all the forms of […] more »

by Parker Higgins

The blogging platform WordPress.com has taken the unusual — and welcome — step of going to court to defend its users against bogus copyright claims aimed at silencing their speech on the platform. Automattic, WordPress’s parent company, has joined two separate lawsuits that seek to hold the would-be censors of legitimate lawful speech accountable for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show (Barton Gellman & Ashkan Soltani / Washington Post) 2. Arguments fly during FTC workshop on native advertising (Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge) 3. Twitter is about to officially launch retargeted ads (Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 4. Media insiders are laughing about news site ‘The Information,’ but founder […] more »

by Carla King

Ever dream of quitting your day job to become a full-time writer? Learning how to create a small business that captures, markets and sells to readers can help you get there. Here are seven resources that will help you not only understand, but implement, the business end of publishing so you can start actually making […] more »