Here's a quick update on the Core Publisher team's focus and information about a few changes we pushed this week.
Layout Manager -We are currently updating the layout manager for the new responsive theme. While there are no functionality changes for stations with the modular homepage, the layout manager will have a different look, which will include a scrollable bullpen.
NPR Digital Services is in the process of launching a responsive redesign of Core Publisher. In addition to the alpha and beta pilots, all Core Publisher stations will get new features over the next few months as part of our core goal to provide value to stations throughout the redesign process. Some features such as new slideshows are related to the redesign efforts, while others such as improvements to the “auto retrieve and categorize tool” are not.
2014 marks a major initiative for NPR Digital Services -- the responsive redesign of Core Publisher. With all the things we could be doing at Digital Services and all the work we could be doing on Core Publisher in particular, here’s why we are choosing to focus our resources on a responsive redesign of Core Publisher.
Just this week we held our first Core Publisher Office hour. We are using office hours to cover specific "How Tos" in Core Publisher and also have an open Q&A session, discussing any other questions you have about how the product functions.
If you have a topic you'd like covered in the next few months, add your topic ideas here.
During the first Core Publisher sprint demo of 2013, many people showed interest in sharing their content (what we call round-tripped stories) with other stations through Core Pub's new "Browse Station Content Tool."
After thinking about the variety of ways we could distribute this list, we have decided to allow you to manage the list using our Q&A Café.
We have been compiling questions and answers over the last few days about the new post form. Please email Station Relations if your questions are unanswered here--we will keep adding to this post as new questions arrise.
This evening we will be pushing our latest feature on Core Pub, the updated Post Form. I will be adding FAQs here over the next few days. In the meantime I wanted to make sure every newsroom had the salient information they need to work with the new form.
Please to refer to and distribute these slides as needed, which contain the following information:
How do I make a slideshow?
Which audio will go into my podcast?
How do I edit audio I added the "old way"?
And as always, please contact us with any additional questions, comments, or feedback. We are all ears.
Frictionless curation meets Core Publisher and makes: Web Clip.
WHAT: As implied by its name, a web clip allows you to give your audience context around external content. With web clips you embed content from other sites onto your site and explain why you think the story is important for your audience.