Hi from Steve. Welcome to the fourth issue of this Friday newsletter. My aim is to give you the most helpful news and updates for WordPress publishers. If you want more regular updates, join our Facebook group.
Introducing INN: Institute for Nonprofit News
One of the reasons I started KinshiPress is that I believe there’s an emerging ecosystem of exciting publishing start-ups. A new ecosystem must have supporting organizations, and for these emerging publishers, few are more supportive than INN (Institute for Nonprofit News).
Gutenberg Phase 3 is Getting Started
For people who follow WordPress development, Gutenberg Phase 3 really got started this week. The WordPress team published three blog posts called Real-Time Collaboration, Workflows and Revisions. The basic takeaway is that they are planning to build Google Docs-stye editing in WordPress. Publishers will be able to collaborate on a document together in real time.
More Links for WordPress publishers
- Philip John knows WordPress and publishing. He was one of the founding members of Newspack, and now helps run Lichfield Live, which has over 100,000 visitors per month. He’s asking for feedback on a new podcast for independent news.
- Pete from Leaky Paywall and Tyler from PaywallProject have published a new podcast episode together. They talk about AI and how it relates to reader revenue for news and magazine publishers.
- A group of philanthropy heavyweights including the MacArthur Foundation and the Knight Foundation are considering whether to put a seriously large amount of money on the table to improve local news. The amount is rumored to be up to $500 million over five years!
Thanks for joining us for this fourth issue.
I build WordPress tools for publishers at PublishPress, TaxoPress, MetaSlider, and Logtivity. Here at KinshiPress I write about what I’m seeing with publishers we deal with each day. This newsletter uses the Newsletter Glue plugin. Click here to email me anything, including tips for future issues.