Announcing Newspack by WordPress.com — A New Publishing Solution for News Organizations

WordPress.com expands its news offering, with funding from Google.

WordPress.com is launching a new Newspack platform, which will “develop an advanced open-source publishing and revenue-generating platform for news organizations”. When Matt Mullenweg was on Kara Swisher’s podcast last year, he talked about solving this problem a fair bit, and it’s interesting to see what’s coming next from this.

The platform is trying to solve the technology problem for news organisations, letting them get on with their reporting. It comes with funding from, amongst others, Google. It will be free whilst “in development”, until 2020, and then $1k-2k/month after that. Interesting to see where this one goes.

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