WordPress is a famous publishing resource, used, in particular, by news organizations for distributing informative articles. It’s possible to host sites with the help of WordPress.com, as well as WorldPress.com VIP (enterprise service). The platform provides hosting sites for such journalistic idols, as Time.com, Quartz, CNN, FiveThirtyEight and other trusted companies. Bloggers & reporters from the any corner of the world can also use this platform.
WordPress has recently announced about funding a newly created Newspack platform, founded by a web development corporation and a parent company of WP called Automattic. The platform will be supplied with a blockchain technology. Its aim is supporting small and medium new companies.
Google, which is involved through the Google News Initiative, plays a key role in funding, committing approximately 1.2. million dollars. The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, Civil Media, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation have also contributed to the project 200,000 to 400,000 dollars. Ethereum developer ConsenSys is also among the main investors. Its funding amounts to $350,000.
Those, who intend to participate in launching the pilot platform, can learn more at newspack.blog.
Newspack is an-to-date resource, which is able to meet the requirements of hundreds of news organizations, seeking for an affordable field for journalistic development. Newspack will relieve mass-media and reporters from troubles with searching for a proper technology, hosting, and supporting sites, their security. This supportive aim will contribute to small and medium media business building and supplying the society with accurate information.
WordPress itself will continue to provide the resource with highest technological solutions and support business operations.