Knowing how to put words and photos online has become an essential skill for journalists and others in fields ranging from public relations to entertainment.
In fact, sometimes I wonder if learning to publish online is as important now as typing was when typewriters emerged in the 1800s.
Whatever the case, WordPress is one of the best free blogging platforms. It is stable and easy to use. It’s also popular and chances are you’ll encounter it at some point in your in life.
Many companies and organizations have WordPress sites, including:
- CNN’s Political Ticker
- Dow Jones’ All Things Digital
- Time Inc’s The Page
- New York Times’ Cuba page (which I contributed to from October 2009 to December 2010. See archive of contributions)
- People Magazine’s Style Watch
- PGA Tour Live Report
- LA Times Photography
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Mission Log
- CBS New York
- Can I Has Cheezburger?
- FAIL Blog