Skip to content
From our podcast:

Centralized News at Vanderbilt University

Duration: 55:45

Universities generate a lot of news: awards, research highlights, student profiles, athletic victories, and more. At its heart, WordPress is still a great blogging platform, which makes it the ideal place to publish and promote your campus news.

But the decentralized reality of higher ed can make it more complicated than you expect. Today, we’ll be talking about untangling the organizational and technical challenges of university news.

This episode features WPCampus community members Brian DeConinck, Jen McFarland, and Lacy Paschal. Lacy is the Director of Web Communications at Vanderbilt University, and she and her team have launched a centralized news service at news.vanderbilt.edu. Lacy presented on this topic at WPCampus Online.

Episode Audio

Brian DeConinck

I build custom themes and plugins for NC State University's Office of Information Technology, and I help maintain campus WordPress environments and advise clients on content best practices. I'm always excited to talk about universal design, accessibility, usability, and designing with compassion and empathy. I host the WPCampus Podcast, where I get to talk about all those things and more!

Jen Riehle McFarland

  • Web Services Coordinator, NC State University
  • @ncsumarit

Jen is a member of the Design & Web Services team in NC State's central IT unit. She does training, support, maintenance, billing, and occasionally something fun with design and/or dev. You can hear Jen as color commentary to "help" Brian DeConinck on the WPCampus podcast. Tweet me on the twitters: @ncsumarit.