Core Publisher

With an editorially-focused presentation, the Core Publisher content management system natively integrates with NPR APIs and Composer 2, provides a CDN for audio, and serves as a basic promotional tool for marketers and membership teams. Core Publisher provides a simple way to distribute digital content to a station’s' audience and the public media system, while supporting best practices for digital first content production.

Watch a video to learn about Core Publisher as a CMS and discover if it is right for your station.

In creating a header for the responsive theme, we've aimed to strike a balance between flexibility and simplicity. We want it flexible enough for stations to achieve their branding requirements — and simple, so we can ensure it works at all device sizes and is easy to maintain.

We know that strong digital strategies rely on sustained user engagement. We also know that promoting and exploring user engagement is a topic that's always on your minds, as it is ours. User engagement means not only pages per visitor, but measuring how that visitor interacts and engages with the story. 

One way this intersects with broader distribution of stories is via social sharing. After researching and exploring how to promote social sharing, we've developed new social buttons on post pages that we hope will encourage visitors to your stories to share them with friends. 

Digital services is always thinking of ways to better help Core Publisher stations engage and grow their audience.  We received feedback from stations that they would like posts to be more easily identified as being related to their program(s) to better highlight their local programming and engage more with their audience.

Our new post page program identifier will do just that! Now, when you visit a post page that is related to a program(s) you will see a blue button in the top right corner of the post.  If you click on it, it will bring you to the program page.

In support of our recent announcement that effective September 30, 2016, NPR Digital Services is transitioning its streaming service from Limelight to Triton Digital, we have added a new player option for Core Publisher stations specifically for Triton Digital streams.  The Triton Player is now an option for your station to select in your Core Publisher Stream Management options.  

Triton Player Features include:

Podcasting is an important tool in the digital landscape for sharing your station content.  We’ve received great feedback from stations regarding podcasting capabilities in Core Publisher.  We’ve heard you and we have taken steps to improve the way Core Publisher manages podcasts!
 

We want to give a special thank you to our diligent podcast pilot group for helping us test these updates on their live Core Publisher sites: Vermont Public Radio, KUOW, KMUW, Michigan Radio, and Southern Carolina Public Radio.

For Core Publisher stations, we are launching the next generation of Community Calendar, replacing our old Public Interactive Events platform that we will retire at the end of this summer. We hope that you’ll be able to use the updated events functionality to engage your audience in real life, not just over the air or on your website.

Community Calendar, Core Publisher’s latest set of features for creating, listing, and promoting events, is ready for stations. Check out the video below to get an overview.

Review the webinar archives below from May 4th, where Justin Brown and Rakiesha Chase Jackson discussed:

We’re excited to announce the arrival of responsive Category Blocks for all Core Publisher sites!

This homepage block will allow stations to create blocks of content on their homepage to display NPR News and locally produced content based on two main filters.

Core Publisher Persistent Player
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We’re excited to announce the availability of the Persistent Player for Core Publisher (Responsive design sites only). The new Persistent Player provides a new audio experience that allows users to enjoy your streams, uninterrupted, as they navigate your site. It supports multiple streams, with associated stream and song information, in a simple treatment that is easy to use for any site visitor.

Here are the key features that set this player apart from past Core Publisher stream tools:

We are excited to announce a special Core Publisher training opportunity for all current Core Publisher users to refresh and sharpen their web production and site administration skills.

Core Publisher Summer Training Sessions: August 4 ­through September 15

NPR Digital Services Monthly Product Update

Here is a summary of bug fixes and feature enhancements that we have made to Core PublisherComposer 2, the NPR One AppStationConnectDS Marketing Forms & QuickPledgeStation Analytics System, and our Streaming Service over the last 4 weeks.

New tools for clients of NPR Digital Services may help to boost adoption of the Public Media Platform, a digital content distribution system that is angling for long-term sustainability.

We’re pleased to announce the availability of new integration services that support the Public Media Platform's goal of making it easier for viewers, listeners and mobile audiences to find and interact with news, cultural and educational content produced by public media. These services - new functionality within Core Publisher and a new PMP Drupal module - allow stations to access and publish PMP content to their websites.

NPR Digital Services Monthly Product Update

Here is a summary of bug fixes and feature enhancements that the Digital Services Team has made over the last 4 weeks.

Core Publisher Updates:  

Thank you to all of the stations that were able to join us for the Responsive theme update for Core Publisher webinar. 

In this webinar we discussed:

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