JTM Publishing is a network of WordPress-based blogs and websites hosted by Journalism That Matters and integrated within our website and JTM Online. Developed to support JTM members and initiatives, JTM Publishing gives members the opportunity to create a blog or custom website to market their business as well as for personal use. Initiatives can develop web sites for promotional purposes and/or create blogs to report project progress. Future unconferences can use JTM Publishing to provide custom domain names and host and publish their own web sites integrated with JTM’s main site and JTM Online.
With no technical knowledge beyond regular operation of an Internet browser, individuals and groups can use JTM Publishing’s web content management system with its multiple offering of themes created by WordPress, customized themes and various levels of technical support. As one of the most popular, interactive and flexible content management systems available, WordPress is used on tens of millions of blogs and websites wordwide. In addition, JTM’s version of WordPress is customized to the needs of journalists.
Why blog or host with JTM?
There are several reasons to host your website and/or blog with JTM Publishing. First of all, journalists and other media oriented individuals should not have to become “web masters” in order to have an online portfolio or professional site. Hosting with JTM relieves you of the technical headaches associated with hosting, security, upgrades, backups, database maintenance, and so on. Depending on the publishing package you need, we also plan to provide special themes for members.
JTM Publishing features an “After The Deadline” program which adds contextual spelling, style, and grammar checkers. Another feature is “Reference Maker,” which helps in adding citations, captions, and footnotes. You can print cited works within a post or page, and decide which citation style you want from MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago. You can even define custom citation styles.
Best of all, if you publish with JTM, your work will not be lost in a sea of millions of other blog updates by non-journalism and communication oriented writers.
Because of integration with JTM Online, updates to a blog or site in JTM Publishing flow directly into a relevant, supportive, and interested community. Opportunities for professional social networking and discussion, and incubation of new ideas in journalism can be pursued – all in the same space.