NPR’s ARGO Network Powered by WordPress

A great idea from NPR:

NPR, in collaboration with 12 NPR member stations, announced the launch of a dozen topic-focused news sites today, marking the debut of NPR’s ARGO Network – a new online journalism venture created to produce in-depth, local coverage on subjects critical to communities and the nation.

Structure wise, the sites will be powered by WordPress:

Each ARGO site is anchored by a news-blog that features multiple stories each day, with an accompanying set of community features for audience engagement and curated content. The individual stations will decide how to integrate the ARGO site with their primary station websites.

Full details on npr.org

NPR Intern Edition Powered by WordPress

NPR Intern Edition Spring 2008 is a new blog for the NPR radio/podcast show:

It’s spring 2008, and this is Intern Edition from NPR. Our show is about stories and how we tell them.

Intern Edition began in the summer of 1999 as a way for NPR interns to get hands-on experience with pitching, reporting, editing, producing, and directing their own show.  It grew out of NPR’s umbrella outreach and hands-on training program called “Next Generation Radio.”

The blog looks great using a modified Kubrick theme.  It also has integrated an audio player plugin for quick listening options ( as they’ve done in this post ), and a social bookmarking feature using the Share This plugin.

Thanks to Pressed Words for the heads-up.

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