A redesigned and more flexible web site platform will launch for Catholic New York at www.cny.org later this month, according to Bill Ostendorf, CEO of Creative Circle Media Solutions, which also created the tampabay.com/PRlink site for the St. Petersburg Times.
"Catholic New York is the fourth Catholic publication to launch on our platform, which as special tools designed specifically for the Catholic Press," said Ostendorf. The site has powerful editorial tools, including dozens of templates that allow editors to change the look of the site with the click of a button. "News web sites should not behave like bank sites, which look the same every time you visit. They need to change and reflect the news," said Ostendorf.
The Rhode Island Catholic, the Arlington (Va.) Catholic and the Spanish edition of the Long Island Catholic are already using the platform. The company is in negotiations with other Catholic publications to join the platform in the near future.
About Creative Circle Media Solutions
Creative Circle builds best-of-breed web software for media companies and has specialized in enabling user-generated content and revenue. Products include adQ: Intelligent classifieds, which is the only classified entry system that actually helps users write an effective ad, and communityQ, a leading citizen journalism solution, mediasiteQ, a full-featured CMS, directoryQ, tourismQ and Quickads.
The company has its roots in a 25-year history of satisfied consulting clients. The firm has helped more than 300 media companies on three continents, has led training in 40 countries, has redesigned more than 450 newspapers, magazines and niche products and designed more than 100 web sites.
Creative Circle (www.creativecirclemedia.com and www.adqic.com) is based in East Providence, R.I., and can be reached at 401-455-1555 or [email protected]