Newspack helps small and medium-sized digital news organizations drive audience and revenue by providing a platform that embodies the best practices of the industry.

To learn more about the platform or to apply to migrate your site to Newspack, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

In our first year, more than 45 sites have signed on, with more in the wings. But Newspack isn’t for everybody. For example, we’re not staffed (or priced) to do highly customized agency work. Instead, we provide flexible solutions designed for newsrooms.

So we ask you to look at some of these criteria we apply when evaluating applications to make sure we’re a good match for each other:

  • Your site should be designed to meet the news and/or information needs of a distinct geographic region or distinct subject area of coverage.
  • You should be able to articulate a clear editorial and business approach to the development and growth of your site.
  • You should be producing original content and not be a pure aggregator.
  • Your site should have:
    • A track record of serving its intended news audience and a budget that credibly forecasts 12 months of continued operation, OR
    • A launch plan that addresses how you intend to serve your target market and funding commitments sufficient to operate for at least 12 months

We also ask that applicants commit to participating in regular check-ins (at least monthly) and make staff available to assist with the migration of their site to the Newspack platform.

Newspack in turn commits to selecting sites that represent a variety of editorial, organizational and business approaches, as well as audiences and geographies. In addition to building a platform, we’re building a community of journalists and news publishers who will benefit from one another’s insights.

Consideration will be given to sites that have demonstrated both editorial and financial success in their markets; sites whose models may have applicability to other digital news organizations; sites that have run up against significant technical challenges in the implementation of their strategy.

And priority will be assigned to organizations already using stand-alone WordPress installations that have the greatest need for a site upgrade.

For more information or to apply to become part of Newspack please fill out this form: