Though it’s already the end of July and the office feels a bit empty at times, things are humming right along at the PMP. To make sure you have plenty of time to craft just the right OOO message, I’ll dive right in:
- We’re happy to share that PBS recently released a Bento update that lets stations make better use of the PMP: stations can now publish whole stories from the PMP to their blogs automatically. PBS has also developed resources and training materials to help you get started.
- The amount and variety of what’s in the PMP continues to grow. Content from more than 30 public media programs is now available, including The Takeaway, Studio 360, The Dinner Party Download, The Moth, and more. Of course, keep in mind that what’s available to individual PMP users varies based on existing licensing agreements.
- If you’re using WordPress (WP) for your station’s website and have been considering the plugin we developed with INN, we’ve added some functionality that just might sway you. You can now create a saved search query and have that content automatically publish to your WP site. Think of the possibilities!
- If you’re totally new to the PMP, check out our expanded User Guide! We’ve packed it with definitions of PMP lingo and program diagrams that make it easier for you to get the most out of the platform, support tools, and plugins.
- And finally, in the “cool use of the PMP” category: WFYI, WXXI, and KBIA’s health journalism collaborative, Side Effects, is using the PMP to curate national content that complements their local stories. Check it out for a dose of PMP-y inspiration.
As always, if you have any questions or want to learn the best way to jump right in and get started, get in touch!
Until next time…