MANAGE YOUR CONTENT: WordPress.com has chosen 12 newsrooms to help shape Newspack, a WordPress publishing platform for small- and medium-sized news organizations. WordPress promises that the tool will “eliminate the need for news organizations to devote time and effort to simply keeping pace with broad-based industry innovations.” It will also include audience engagement and revenue-building tools and membership to a community of Newspack users, who I presume will break the ice by kvetching about their old content management systems, aka journalism’s industry-wide pastime.
A SOLID POD: Thinking about starting a podcast? There are plenty of great online courses and how-tos to help you get started. My advice? Seek help from the ones that have been producing audio for 47 years. NPR has published some great (and free!) guides about podcasts, covering topics like starting a podcast, hooking an audience, training your ear for audio and production. And there’s plenty more where that came from.
TWITTER VERIFICATION: Tweets have a habit of making their way to other platforms via screenshots, where they mingle with doctored and made-up tweets to form a bitter concoction of mis- and disinformation. Worse yet, checking the veracity of an individual tweet that’s been pulled outside of Twitter is time-consuming — open Twitter, search for a few keywords, scroll, scroll some more, and you’re still left without a definitive answer. DidTheyTweetThat, a plugin for Firefox and Chrome, makes that process easier. Just open the plugin and type in the alleged tweeter’s username and a few words from
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