Tag Archives: Drupal

Cyberjournalist.net: The Nation’s new website with emphasis on community

CyberJournalist has an overview post of the New York based Nation magazine’s new site, built on Drupal with the aim of prioritising community:

The Nation magazine launched a much-improved new website that is built on an open-source platform and features a more flexible and community-oriented design. The redesign features innovations like search-engine friendly “topic” pages, story-level twitter feeds and instantly-customizable homepage and section front designs.

Full post at this link…

Online Journalism Scandinavia: Mecom’s Danish arm will cut costs with open-source CMS

Mecom-owned Berlingske Media, Denmark’s biggest daily newspaper publisher, has decided to ditch its costly online publishing system for open-source software Drupal.

As Journalism.co.uk reported earlier this year, Berlingske Media already runs some of its sites on Drupal – a free content management system (CMS).

After a long period of deliberation, the Danish division of Mecom, the ailing pan-European media group headed by former Mirror-boss David Montgomery, has decided to make Drupal its online publishing system of choice.

“It is no secret that economy means a lot to us, but if the system had been unstable and not user-friendly, the price would not have been decisive,” Berlingske’s CEO Lisbeth Knudesen told eJour (in Danish).

She particularly praised Drupal for being so much more flexible than traditional publishing platforms.

Steve Yelvington: Publishing systems and timeliness

Newspapers seeking a way to publish breaking news directly to the web frequently use blog software to solve the problem, says Yelvington.

“But that creates a silo of timely content that’s never integrated back into the topical collections on the main site,” he adds, explaining how Drupal can be used instead.

Online Journalism Scandinavia: Danish news sites benefit from doing things ‘The Drupal Way’

Image of Kristine LoweKristine Lowe is a freelance journalist who writes on the media industry for number of US, UK and Norwegian publications. Here she looks at use of open-source software, Drupal, on Danish news sites. Continue reading