The NJ Story Exchange is an initiative to facilitate sharing within the New Jersey news ecosystem. This free-content network was originally built using tools from a company called Repost.us, which ceased operations in July 2014.
We are rebuilding the Story Exchange using a platform created by iCopyright, which allows news organizations to offer their content for embedding on other sites for free (with ads) or for payment (without ads). iCopyright also helps publishers brand and sell reprints of their stories.
There are advantages to sharing content: views you receive on embedding sites counts toward your overall web traffic; click-throughs bring you new readers; there is no Google indexing penalty for stories running on other sites; and you can send ads with your content.
Signing up is especially easy for WordPress users and can be done just by going to iCopyright. Those with other operating systems, or anybody with any problems installing iCopyright, can contact Chip Schafer. Once iCopyright has identified a news organization as being part of the NJ News Commons, it will grant access to an ad setup page that lets you both set your ad sizes and choose your ad network.
You can get more detailed instructions here.
The following sites have signed up for iCopyright. It is not fully operational on all of them yet. Those sites that are operational are highlighted with a link, and you can grab their content by clicking on the iCopyright bar next to their content. We will soon build a portal where you can see all the content being offered by our partners.