Global Press is a Group of WordPress-Powered News Bureaus

Global Press has an interesting and very different business model from anything else we’ve covered here at KinshiPress.

Yes, they are WordPress-powered and innovative. But rather than being a traditional publisher, they are building independent news bureaus. Each bureau is staffed by local, women reporters, in some of the world’s least-covered places. They have journalists in places such as Mongolia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Pluribus News is a WordPress-Powered Journalism Start-up

Pluribus News is a new start-up which is aiming to cover every state government across the United States.

Pluribus launches with 6 staff members. The founder Reid Wilson worked at The Washington Post and The Hill newspaper. The other staff also join from The Hill and other papers in Washington DC.

The initial plan is to cover economic, infrastructure, health care, and energy and environmental policy and possibly expand in the future into education and housing coverage.

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Show Author Bios for Your WordPress Stories With PublishPress Authors

One of the things we talk about often at KinshiPress is transparency. Good journalism requires building a kinship between yourself and your audience. In most situations, if you want people to trust your publication, you need to include information about your authors.

PublishPress Authors is a WordPress plugin that makes it simple to show details of your authors. With this plugin, you can create a biography for each other. You can add multiple authors in one post. You can also create guest author who don’t need a login for your site.

As soon as you install PublishPress Authors, you’ll see an author box under every post. You can add all the profile details you need for each author. You can easily modify the design using a visual builder that looks like this screenshot below.

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WordPress Developer Buys Local Newspaper in Indiana

Chris Hardie is a software engineer with a deep interest in journalism. Chris worked for Automattic for five years and recently completed a master’s degree in journalism.

Last week, Chris combined these two passions by acquiring Western Wayne News in Wayne County, Indiana. The paper has a WordPress site and a weekly printed edition. It covers the spectrum of local news, including events, sports, government meetings, and business.

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