WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) that you can use to great a website using templates.

Key Highlights
• One of the most popular (and free!) blogging platforms.
• Websites can also be built using Wordpress (CNN built a section of their site using this). Note that some job descriptions in the journalism fields state they want candidates with experience on the site.
• Great embedded statistics.
• Templates (free and paid) that you can use to get started.

At times it can be hard to tell if a website was built using Wordpress. One way to determine if a website was built using this, scroll to the bottom of the webpage and see if it lists Wordpress and the theme they used.

Here are a couple of examples:

http://ledgerwood.wordpress.com and http://jacklyncitero.wordpress.com

Check out some examples of UGA students and alumni using the search box located on Wordpress’s homepage. 

Additional Considerations
This site is popular for bloggers and a great place for you to exhibit written communication skills. Wordpress is used by a variety of industry leaders, but those interested in journalism or those who want to be perceived as industry experts in their field most often use this site.

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