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

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 […]

Newspack offers free plugin that builds a Mailchimp newsletter without leaving WordPress

Newsletter editors who copy-and-paste between WordPress and Mailchimp can get some time back in their day by using the Newspack Newsletter plugin now available free to anyone.

In researching pain points of online news publishers, many cited the hassle of switching from app to app to app to get things done. This plugin lets an editor use the familiar Gutenberg bock editing tools to more quickly build out a newsletter, all from the friendly confines of WordPress.

Survey of Newspack customers finds broad approval

A survey of the initial group of pilot partners who helped lead the development of Newspack has found that pilot participants and Newspack team members alike “were very happy with the process.”

The survey, conducted by analysts from News Revenue Hub, was submitted on Friday to the Knight Foundation, which provided funding for NRH to help guide development of the platform in the first year.

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.