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Series: WordPress Publishers

This series of posts focuses innovative and high-profile organizations that are using WordPress. We focuses on new publishers, but also famous companies and government who trust WordPress.

Featured WordPress Publisher: Branch from Mozilla

Branch
This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series WordPress Publishers

Welcome to another post in our series that features innovative WordPress publishers.

Branch is a fascinating new publication that uses WordPress and is backed by Mozilla. Branch is an online magazine whose focus is making sure our technology helps build a sustainable world.

Their tech team has also done some fascinating work with their WordPress site. They are really pushing the boundaries when it comes to how “green” WordPress can be.

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Featured WordPress Publisher: Mountain State Spotlight

Mss
This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series WordPress Publishers

Welcome to another post in this series which focuses on the very best publishers using WordPress.

We're not always looking for household brand names. We're also searching for publishers who are building new, brave and innovative platforms. That description perfectly describes MountainStateSpotlight.org which publishes news for West Virginia.

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Featured WordPress Publisher: Defector

Defector Logo
This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series WordPress Publishers

Welcome to another post in our series that features exciting WordPress publishers. We're not always looking for household brand names. We're also searching for publishers who are building new, brave and innovative platforms.

This week's WordPress site is a new site with a long history. Defector.com is a sports and media blog that is owned and operated by the former staff of Deadspin.com.

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Featured WordPress Publisher: The 19th

19th
This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series WordPress Publishers

Welcome to another post in our series that features innovative WordPress publishers. This publisher is a new project: The 19th launched in August.

The name of the site comes from the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment was passed in 1920 and gave women the right to vote.

The 19th has a clear goal: “to empower those we serve — particularly women, people of color, and those historically underserved by American media — with the information, resources and community they need to be equal participants in our democracy.

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Featured WordPress Publisher: The Narwhal

Narwhal
This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series WordPress Publishers

Welcome to the first in a regular series where we focus on the very best publishers using WordPress.

We're not always looking for household brand names. We're also searching for publishers who are building new, brave and innovative platforms. That perfectly describes TheNarwhal.ca.

They are a team of investigative journalists who report environmental news and stories in Canada.

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WordPress is Part of the Renaissance in Local News

News Renaissance
This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series WordPress Publishers

We all know that local newspapers are in trouble. At least 25% of US papers have closed in the last 15 years. But there are also positive signs: if you look carefully, we're seeing many fresh, independent media projects.

These new projects are innovative, diverse, making money and overwhelmingly using WordPress. That last point really hit home when I was reading this article in the Los Angeles Times. All the newsrooms in the article are using WordPress. And so are all the organizations helping them grow.

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Canada’s New Journalism Runs on WordPress

Canada
This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series WordPress Publishers

We often hear about old newspaper companies that are struggling. But there's a good chance that 2020 was a turning point for successful new journalists. If you look carefully, we're seeing many fresh, independent media projects.

The business model for these new projects is different. They are ditching corporate ownership in favor of a model that’s innovative, diverse, making money and overwhelmingly using WordPress.

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People, Entertainment Weekly, Martha Stewart all Use WordPress and Gutenberg

Meredith
This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series WordPress Publishers

Meredith Corporation is a huge media group that owns magazines, television stations, websites, and radio stations.

You have almost certainly heard of many of their brands including People, Entertainment Weekly, Travel and Leisure, and Martha Stewart Living. They recently finished migrating millions of articles and images into a company-wide CMS based in WordPress. The company now runs over 25 sites on the platform and they all use Gutenberg.

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The Knight Foundation is Paying 24 Newsrooms to Upgrade Their Websites. 20 Choose WordPress.

Choose Wordpress
This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series WordPress Publishers

The Knight Foundation is a charitable organization with deep roots in the news world. The foundation was started by two brothers, James and John Knight. They were part of Knight-Ridder, which was one of the largest newspaper chains in the US.

now invests heavily in supporting journalism. They've just awarded grants worth $2 million to 24 newspapers. The goal is to help with “the adoption or management of a digital publishing system … with the aim of increasing revenue, membership and audience engagement.”

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