A truly web-first workflow
Reporters and editors compose all stories in Google Docs. Using labels and native commenting, the stories get sent through the editing process.
When a story is ready to publish, it gets sent from Google Docs to WordPress with one click.
In WordPress, editors can publish the story to the web, then set up a print headline and print subhead.
The story then appears in inDesign, where print designers can lay out the print newspaper.
“WordPress drives both our website and our print edition — you can’t put an article into the print edition of the paper unless it’s been put into WordPress,” Davis, the online editor of The Bangor Daily News, said.
No more copying and pasting, hallelujah!
Prior to implementing the new system, The BDN was using an ATEX system called Dewarview for print and a proprietary Web CMS called Creative Circle.
“We would have to copy and paste from Dewarview to Creative Circle, and our bureau reporters didn’t have access to Dewarview so they would have to e-mail their stories in,” Davis said of the clunky, disconnected workflow.