News Publishing Guide: Becoming a News Publisher

I just setup this site to be an iCloud News Publisher when the new News app goes live with the release of the next version of iOS.


The News app was announced during yesterday’s 2015 WWDC Keynote. It looks to be Apple’s take on the RSS reader. From what I saw in the presentation, it may become my new favorite way to consume longform content from magazines like WIRED, The Atlantic, and more.

To distribute content on News, you need to complete a sign-up and approval process. Use the iCloud-based News Publisher tool to register as a publisher, add your feeds, and get your channel approved. ~ Becoming a News Publisher – Apple Developer Site

What happened when a college newspaper abandoned its website for Medium and Twitter » Nieman Journalism Lab

I always love a good story about how new technologies allow for disrupting the traditional ways of doing things. Such is the case with the student newspaper at Mt. San Antonio College in California. They’ve dumped their print edition and website in favor of using Medium (see SAC.Media on Medium) and Twitter (see their hastags #SOSMtSac, #SOSLA, […] #recentwork

Later this week I hope to do a proper write-up on this project, but while it’s still “hot off the press”, here’s a link to my latest work: I designed and built the site in less than one week, just in time for my client’s appearance at a tradeshow this evening. In addition, I also designed the ThriftTrac logo.

Key tools I used in building this site were: