What can Surf New Media do for my print-to-web newspaper site?

Using Drupal for a print-to-web site is rather straight-forward, since Drupal is built to be a web publishing tool. With Drupal you can, for example:

  • Customize what kind of data you wish to have in an article. You can, for example, have not only header-teaser-body, but also newspaper section, editor, issue number, publishing date, links, etc.
  • Automatically create article lists according to selected criteria, showing latest sports articles, highest rated article during this week, all articles written by a chosen reporter, or the three latest comments on your newspaper site. These lists may be presented as frontpages in different sections of your site.
  • Set end-dates for articles, to unpublish them automatically.
  • Allow a group of users to access only some articles or only parts of articles, while another group of users may access more content on your website.
  • Use different layout themes on different parts of your website, for example to make your Life style section of your web site look different than the Sports section.
  • Automatically display recommended reading to a user, based on how that user rated previously read articles.
  • Create RSS-feeds to alert users when new content has been published.
  • Allow comments from readers to be published instantly, or after approval.
  • Allow editors, reporters and other selected users to add, edit or delete selected types of content, including comments from readers.
  • See statistics of how readers navigate your site, and where your readers come from. ...and more.

What can Surf New Media do for my web-to-print publication?


Using Drupal as the backbone of your print publication allows for several advantages over separating the two tasks. For example:

  • Drupal allows content to be exported in customized workflows.
  • Exporting features are numerous in the CMS, including XML, CSV, Basic TXT, DOC and Excel CSV.
  • Exporting options allow for multiple exports with different settings to allow for customized web-to-print workflows.
  • Expansive user roles and permissions allow for newsroom workflows to integrate with the CMS seamlessly.
  • Content management can be handled within the website to keep pressflows up to date.

Helpful Links: The Open Source Newspaper | Drupal Case Study: New York Observer | Drupal Case Study: Augusta Chronical | Information.dk - Converting a Newspaper to Drupal | Media Sites Using Drupal




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