News launched last fall with partners from major media outlets. As of January there were about 100 different publications with custom pages. However, the company is now making it possible for smaller publishers to make their content available using Apple News Format.
Now Apple hopes anyone who makes stuff on the Internet (and wants to be on News) will be able to make their own stylized pages featuring, say, customized fonts and embedded visuals with tools to convert pages to the so-called Apple News Format. To what extent Apple will be monitoring who signs up to publish on the site (and what publishers choose to publish) remains to be seen.
Additionally, a new analytics dashboard will provide publishers more details about who has viewed their stories. Apple is also planning to published data from comScore beginning this spring.
You can sign up to publish on Apple News at the link below...
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