How Online Newspapers Work
ZoomVillage makes creating and managing a great online newspaper easy. Here's how it works:
- The first registered user in a town is both the town's Mayor and the newspaper's Editor-in-Chief. The Mayor can make any registered user an Editor.
- Any registered user can submit a news story to their town's newspaper. If the user is not an Editor, the story must be approved by one of the town's Editors before being published.
- Users can save drafts of their stories. Stories are submitted for approval or publication only after the writer indicates that the story is ready.
- News stories can include text, photos and YouTube videos.
- Editors are notified by email when a non-editor submits a story for approval. Editors can also see the list of stories awaiting approval on their ZoomVillage Administration page.
- The Editor-in-Chief may edit anyone's story. Each Editor may edit his/her own stories as well as stories submitted by non-editors. A non-editor may edit his/her own story only until an editor has approved the story.
- Stories display in the newspaper during the date range specified by the writer (and may be changed by an Editor). When stories expire, they are automatically moved to the newspaper's searchable archives.