Core Publisher

With an editorially-focused presentation, the Core Publisher content management system natively integrates with NPR APIs and Composer 2, provides a CDN for audio, and serves as a basic promotional tool for marketers and membership teams. Core Publisher provides a simple way to distribute digital content to a station’s' audience and the public media system, while supporting best practices for digital first content production.

Watch a video to learn about Core Publisher as a CMS and discover if it is right for your station.

With Love From Tampa: A Shout-Out From WUSF

Oct 25, 2012

If you haven't seen our recent webinar with Scott Finn, News Director from WUSF in Tampa, you should. Scott goes into some fantastic detail about how he achieved a six-fold traffic increase on their site through creative online coverage of the RNC.

At Digital Services we don't often point out the nice things people sometimes say about us, but this time we got it on tape, so I'm going to set aside convention and share.

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. 

This week we pushed several updates to Core Publisher, including:

  • Permission controls for local content added to the NPR API
  • Core Publisher Admin Improvements
  • Updated quality control processes

Full details below.

NPR Story API Permission Controls

On Tuesday the team here at Digital Services started rolling out an analytics dashboard for Core Publisher. There's a lot of data displayed (beautifully displayed, we should say) and we're going to take a minute to explain why we chose these numbers and how they can help you in your day-to-day editorial process.

A Two-way Street

Highlights

These features and more were added to Core Publisher last week:

  • You are no longer restricted to placing all your images at the top of your posts.
  • Asset Placement now allows you to place images throughout your post, where they make sense for your story.
  • Web Clips will now flow into the local news & category areas on the Modular Homepage when published.

Details below:

Asset Placement v.1.0 Now Available!

You may now place images within the body of pages and posts.

Madalyn Painter from St. Louis Public Radio recently shared some impressive numbers around their digital audience growth over the past year for their website and audio streams.

Comparing this January to last, our number of unique visitors to the site has increased by 90 percent. Additionally, the number of people listening to our online streams has more than doubled.

Connecting to Your Community With Google+

Nov 8, 2011

Thanks for Nathan from KUT News in Austin, TX for the enthusiastic heads-up on this!

Google recently introduced the ability for businesses and brands to create Google+ (Google Plus) pages, and we suggest that all stations take advantage of this opportunity to connect with users and promote content. This is a great new tool that can prove to be very powerful in gathering and interacting with your listeners and community.

Track Your Social Impact and Share Content Using AddThis

Oct 7, 2011

As we all know, one of the goals of Core Publisher is to help you create an active community on your site through your content. One of the easiest ways to use your content to drive traffic is to allow visitors to share it on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Core Publisher harnesses the power of AddThis, one of the most effective online sharing and analytic tools, to allow your users to share your content in ways that you can track.

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