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.

[ Visit NPR Intern Edition ]

Arbu: “WordPress Doesn’t Just Blog”

Arbu, a new media agency based in the UK, just published a post titled “WordPress Doesn’t Just Blog …”:

… it rocks, rolls, cleans our teeth and rummages around in our psyche. Well, perhaps not, but while editing the Colintraive & Glendaruel Community Website (which is run using WordPress and a basic hack of Kubrick) it occurred to me that Arbu has implemented websites using WP for all sorts of purposes and rarely for straight blogging. In fact when I thought about it properly, very few of the sites we produce are actually blogs.

In the post they highlight community, commerce, social networking, and other types of sites being built with WordPress.

[Visit arbu.co.uk ]

Animation World Network Television Selects WordPress

AWNtv.com is an impressive site built with WordPress showcasing the best in the world of animation:
AWNtv

Featuring playlists, categories, and popular search terms, this site showcases great award winning professional content while simultaneously engaging the community in search of the next great animation clip.

[ Visit AWNtv.com ]

9rules Community Site Powered by WordPress and bbPress

When publishers ask me for a great example of a community site built with WordPress, I always mention 9rules.com, a site where you can “Share. Learn. Discover” :
9rules screenshot

Built with WordPress and seamlessly integrated with our discussion forum software bbPress the site includes member profiles, streams, private messages, twitter and flickr integration, and much more.

As 9rules wrote on their blog a few months ago:

When it comes to coding up this site we have three options:

1. Do it ourselves.
2. Put a blindfold over Tyme’s eyes and four keyboards and hope that after a week of solitude she pushed out something cool.
3. Get someone else to do it.

We went with 1 and 3, but not in the way you might be thinking. The core of 9rules is powered by WordPress, bbPress and simplepie. Now you can’t get both of those packages, install them and all of a sudden have another 9rules. We customized them a ton to fit our needs, but without them as the foundation we wouldn’t be close to where we are now.

(emphasis mine)

[ Visit 9rules.com ]