50 Drupal Newspaper and magazine showcase video from Newstools 2008
by Kieran Lal
Last week I helped organize Drupal day at Newstools 2008. At our peak, we had 65 journalist in the room and 35 watching online. We had several presentations:
* Introducing Drupal for Newspapers
* Showcase video (shown below)
* Jose Zamora on the Knight Drupal initiative
* Neil Drumm's presentation of mashing-up congressional voting records with campaign donations
* Mark Burdett presented his work on integrating Drupal with video hosted at archive.org and mobile video
* Neil Drumm and myself talking about security and why it's helpful to use a framework like Drupal that provides reviews and tools to avoid common security mistakes.
* Benjamin Melacon and Neil Drumm on installing Drupal 6
* Daniel Meredith from Google News
I think Drupal day was a big hit and a lot of journalists were able to see that they could use open source software to build an online newspaper with Drupal.
I am working on polishing up my "Newspapers on Drupal" slide deck. If you'd like a preview, and would be willing to provide some feedback please let me know. I hope to get it finalized this week.