We’re doing it
UPDATE: Watch the presentation here
This is cross-posted at CoPress‘ site.
Unfortunately, no one from CoPress could travel to Mizzou, but we’ll be there virtually.
[I have removed the embedded Mogulus player to reduce page load time.]
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Part of my role as community manager is to be the figurative face of CoPress. Now it’s seems as though that is being taken literally.
I’m really more of a behind-the-camera kinda guy (with the exception of Mad Journalism), but this was for a good cause.
Also, check out Daniel Bachhuber‘s post providing some additional context to the interview:
Recent CoPress news:
I’ve been going almost non-stop since Beyond Bootcamp ended Saturday night, so I haven’t had much time to reflect completely or summarize my thoughts yet.
So, what have I been up to and what’s coming up?
- Monday: GRE
- Tuesday: shooting the Special Olympics torch run on Miami Beach and in downtown Miami, cutting footage back at UM
- Wednesday: conference calls about CoPress (two; one by phone and one by Skype) and ONA (phone), as well as being interviewed on Skype for a non-UM journalism professor/newspaper adviser’s master’s thesis
- Thursday: working on getting my ideas added to a new undergraduate journalism class starting in the fall; livestreaming a panel discussion after a screening of One Water (the screening and panel are part the University of Miami’s Global Business Forum)
- Friday: Bryan Murley and I are recording a CoPress podcast with Publish2 co-founder and CEO Scott Karp (@scottkarp)
Also, an update on the videos from my Beyond Bootcamp livestreaming: the School of Communication post them soon and, hopefully, offer them as video podcasts on iTunes. I’ll be sure to blog and tweet the link when they’re online.
(Full disclosure: I’m the CoPress community manager, as well as a core team member.)
In a major move to help college newspapers thrive online, CoPress has announced a plan to move interested papers to WordPress and host the sites for a low monthly fee, plus a minor initial setup cost.
Or, if you’re just looking for low-cost hosting sans WordPress, that’s also an option. If you go that route, you don’t pay the initial setup cost.
What’s the advantage? Well, when you consider how much money your college news site could generate if you sold all the ads, and therefore took in related revenue, choosing CoPress could pay for itself.
Not to mention the fact that you have complete control over your site. That, in my view, is the most attractive reason. I oversaw The Miami Hurricane‘s move from College Publisher to WordPress last summer and wish CoPress existed at the time.
But, whereas our situation allowed us to make the move on our own, many school papers don’t have a server or the technical know-how to make such a move. Or, if you do, you can avoid a possible headache (particularly in transfering your College Publisher archives) with a little help from your friends.
That’s where CoPress comes in – we can do all that. Check out the post about the hosting plan.
For more information, visit the CoPress hosting page.