WordPress for News Organizations

Newspack, a project of WordPress.com and the Google News Initiative, is an advanced open-source publishing and revenue-generating platform for news organizations.

Newspack explained

Newspack is an all-in-one publishing platform that incorporates industry best practices to help small and medium-sized news organizations produce great journalism, drive audience, and generate revenue.

Newspack has an ever-growing community of newsrooms on the platform. Check out the list.

Explore Newspack’s worldwide community using our interactive map

The Newspack community spans the globe. Want to see where our publishers are based? Open up this nifty zoomable, pannable map.

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How Newspack is put together

Check out the various components that have been integrated into Newspack over the past year, from authoring tools, to ad managers, to membership and subscription features. You’ll find them on our Support page.

Industry News

Rosenstiel on the chaos of the news business

API’s Tom Rosenstiel heralds the “dreamers” who are striving to find solutions to the crisis in local news — “the problem solvers and pioneers charting new ways to live up to enduring responsibilities.” He identifies four major challenges to journalism as part of an occasional series for Poynter.

Poynter: The money in not-for-profit news

Rick Edmonds, Poynter’s resident news-business analyst, takes a look at the money flowing into various not-for-profit local news ventures and concludes that “big nonprofit local initiatives are thriving and on track for healthy growth this year.”

Times raises $4m for non-profit journalism venture

The New York Times has raised $4 million for a philanthropy backed journalism initiative called Headway that will go beyond the daily news cycle to produce “deeply researched, visually ambitious, data-rich projects” on major economic, social, and environmental issues. You might ask, isn’t this what The Times already does? Yes, but in this case the […]

Newspack News

Award-winning Atavist Magazine relaunches on Newspack platform

For 10 years, The Atavist Magazine has been a pioneer in digital storytelling, publishing one incredible true story every month. The publication has been recognized for its commitment to in-depth longform journalism and creative, elegant design. It has received many accolades, including a National Magazine Award and a Livingston Award. Most recently, it was named […]

European publishers invited to apply for half-price Newspack discount

With 27 sites launched and 50 more preparing to go live, Newspack is picking up speed. But we want to move even faster, so we’re now offering a half-price discount for three months to the first 25 European newsrooms that are accepted into our subscription plan before November.  A project of Automattic, the parent company […]

More about Newspack

Newspack draws on the power of WordPress and years of industry expertise to deliver a handcrafted solution that helps small and medium-sized news sites build audience and revenue in the digital era. More than 50 sites have signed on in the first year. Check out the latest features and review our pricing and terms of service.