Google has partnered with WordPress.com to offer a one-stop platform for local news publishers
Google News Initiative (GNI) has joined forces with Automattic, the father or mother firm of WordPress.com, to create Newspack, a quick, safe and bespoke low-cost publishing platform that guarantees to fulfil the necessities of small newsrooms. Other backers embody the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Civil Media. Collectively, they’ve contributed US$2.2 million to Newpack’s launch.
According to Automattic, Newspack isn’t a completed product, and the corporate is keen on serving to Newspack adopters flourish. Automattic is working in partnership with Spirited Media and News Revenue Hub to perceive contributing elements to writer success in addition to to measure the enterprise affect of these elements. Newspack’s characteristic set growth may even be intently monitored and improved primarily based on suggestions from Automattic’s in depth contact with local publishers.They may even present technical help on the mixing of Google merchandise.
In brief, Automattic is dedicated to making Newspack a commercially-viable platform for small news publishers. According to the corporate, Newspack will start growth quickly and can be made accessible globally within the coming months.
(Source: WordPress.com Blog)