WordPress leads pack of Pacemaker finalists picked
Content Management Systems / contests / Websites

WordPress leads pack of Pacemaker finalists picked

The Associated Collegiate Press announced their list of 2012 online Pacemaker finalists yesterday. There are 55 finalists, and lots of familiar names. Congratulations to all the nominees. Beyond that, I’m always interested in what’s going on under the hood, in the “CMS Wars!” So, I went through the entire list, looked at lots of source … Continue reading

College Media News / College Publisher / Content Management Systems / Media Companies - College Related

Q&A: Rusty Lewis on CMN's new business model

UPDATE: Additional questions appended after publication. Editor’s note: These are the responses I received from College Media Network’s Rusty Lewis in response to questions I e-mailed him about their new business model/fee structure. Since the announcement says that papers with an average of 25,000 page views/mo. will not be charged a fee, how many of … Continue reading

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Pacemaker CMS stats

I like following the CMS (Content Management System) changes in college media, and keeping track of who’s using what, so here’s some CMS trivia related to the ACP Online Pacemaker winners, announced this past weekend in Louisville. Among the winners, CMS used: WordPress: 11* CollegePublisher: 4 Drupal: 3 Ellington: 1 Joomla: 1 Homegrown: 3 Hand-coded … Continue reading

College Media News / Content Management Systems

It's still about the journalism, not the CMS

The Chronicle of Higher Education had an article recently about college newspapers abandoning “template-driven” College Media Network for open-source content management systems (CMS): For College Newspapers, Prepackaged Online Versions are Yesterday’s News. The article quotes the editor of the Daily Texan about how they now have so much more control over the presentation of the … Continue reading