News Portals (Slash-alikes and the *Nuke family)

Directory of News Portals   Directory of News Readers
Many small and large organizations are getting CMS functionality from news portal tools like those used on Slashdot.

Indeed there may be more of these CMS-lite tools than there are CMS themselves. Combined slash-alike downloads may be in the hundreds of thousands.

The main organizing principle (information architecture) of a news portal is time (reverse chronology), like a weblog. News portals generally also include two arbitrary categories (subject and topic) as additional architecture elements.

News portals generally offer a limited selection of template designs, although most will let you edit the template to your own look.

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News Portals have several characteristics that make them a CMS. And they are very important, because arguably more content is being managed in these news portals than all the content in more standard CM systems.
Major News Portal Tools (Slashcode)...

eNvolution www.envolution.org
Kuro5hin www.kuro5hin.org
PHPNuke www.phpnuke.org
PHPSlash www.phpslash.org
PostNuke www.postnuke.org
Slash www.slashcode.com
Xaraya www.xaraya.org
Xoops www.xoops.org
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