I need help with creating an electronic newspaper for sharing the news fo the little place i live.
Everybody in the village would be welcomed to write to me his thoughts ,his articles and content that would like others to see
and then i would be composing it in an electronic newspaper form and sharing to others.Also for specific months(like the summer when it is the peak period) it would be good
to print these pages and hand them to the people of the village.
Can anyone help on where to begin and which programs and formats to use?
In the online world, what you are describing is typically called a "Content Management System (CMS)" Many of the larger sites run a CMS called "Drupal", however Drupal is very complicated and has a steep learning curve.
Among the smaller, simpler, CMS systems, "Wordpress" is very popular. I think one of the reasons it's so popular is because you can host it on their site (WordPress.com), which means you don't need your own server.
I don't think a blog is what i was describing.Blogs are like one page articles.What i need is the format of a newspaper.In every page each person can share their thoughts about problems of the region and proposal of solutions.Also people can share if they sell their homegrown eggs,if they accept the grass clippings of others for their chicken(for waste management) ,events about cleaning of the beach etc.You get the idea.I just need it to be like newspaper.
While WordPress (as well as the other CMS) is commonly used for blogging, it can do MUCH more, it can be setup as a mailing list, online discussion forums, media gallery, online store, or a news site with articles pulled in from other sources, or local content. Or you can set it up to be a combination of the above.
You can set it up so that other people have rights to publish articles, or can upload them for your editing/approval, etc.
My opinions are barely worth the paper they are written on here, but hopefully they can spark some new ideas, or at least a different train of thought
A blog can look like a newspaper. It is not necessary that there is only one article visible. I am not familiar with wordpress, but for a project like this, I would go for it without even asking. On most blogging platforms you can invite people to write for you (called editor). Other people who only write once a year, I would prefer them to send me an article in word and then I would put it up for them. If it's for a village only why not host it and pay the $30 or so per year?
Now producing that magazine is a different story. But as long as you have a PDF of your "newsletter" you can publish and deploy using issuu. It may be a bit more sophisticated than you're looking for, but I have found it to be a good tool to reach my audience with my publication. I never needed the pay version, I was happy with the free version.