Newscoop 3 Cookbook

Newscoop sites to get you inspired

Before we get right into Newscoop templates, first we can take a look at what others have achieved. Newscoop's community is diverse and international, and the sites it powers are also quite diverse in their coverage and specialization. Some are daily newspaper sites, some are online portals, some are radio stations, and some are superpowered blogs.

fluter.de

A youth culture portal based in Berlin, http://www.fluter.de has been an active member of the Newscoop community almost since its beginning. Fluter's installation makes effective use of jQuery (notably Superfish pulldown menus - described later in this cookbook). Fluter's 'Mediathek' is also notable - it's an online archive of video and audio that uses Newscoop's media archive and enables site visitors to make their own video playlists.

West Africa Democracy Radio

West Africa Democracy Radio http://www.wadr.org is a news and talk radio network, with content broadcast on FM, satellite, and online. It has more than thirty affiliate stations covering the region. WADR's website makes extensive use of Newscoop's multilinguality, Soundcloud plugin, news ticker, topics, and maps - all of which are documented in this Cookbook.

El Periodico

Guatemala's acclaimed investigative newspaper has two notable sites running on Newscoop - its main site at http://www.elperiodico.com.gt and a sports site at http://deportes.elperiodico.com.gt.

Both sites make extensive use of jQuery; the news site enables readers to customize their home pages, for example. ElPeriodico also provides access to an important archive which serves all articles since the site launched in 2004 (check the chapter Ways to create archives in this book).

El Faro

Central America's first online news site http://www.elfaro.net is updated continuously, every day. El Faro's "Radionoticias" service uses article attachments and a Flash audio player to serve a large amount of audio (see the Cookbook chapter Audio player for attached files). They also make extensive use of photojournalism, based on Newscoop's media archive (see the chapter Working with images).

Gorad.by

Minsk's http://www.gorad.by is an online newspaper which posts about twenty items per day. The Newscoop-powered site uses jQuery slideshows extensively (see the chapter here on Image galleries with jQuery), calendar-based archives (explained in the chapter Calendars with jQuery), and Facebook integration (described in the chapter Working with Facebook).

Kosmoblog

Jakub Gornicki is a leading blogger in Poland, who moved his blog to Newscoop at the beginning of 2011 when he started working with Sourcefabric. Using a new sample template set based on Lucian Marin's "The Journalist" theme adapted for Newscoop, Kosmoblog makes use of Newscoop's multilingual features (he blogs in Polish and English), search engine optimization techniques like keywords in the URL and sitemap (described in the chapter Search Engine Optimization) and Disqus comments (also described later).

You can find a wide-ranging list of sites using Newscoop on the Sourcefabric website:
http://sourcefabric.org/en/products/newscoop_whosusing/