Whether you’re writing a daily article or promoting a high-touch feature, Chorus has you covered. You can help your readers keep up with a developing story, guide them through a curated experience, or help them find a new favorite place.
Read on for examples of when and how to create stories, mapstacks, streams, and more. All of these story types can be created using the new story dropdown in the Chorus dashboard (with the exception of pages).
A story is the basic article type in the Chorus editor—a collaborative, version-controlled, and multimedia-ready space for drafting your content. You can create anything from a basic article to a highly stylized feature with a story.
- Examples of articles: Championship League games to watch, What if the iPhone was made in America?
- Examples of features: The rock that fell to earth, A history of cyberpunk, Can money create a neighborhood?
- How-to: Getting started with the story editor
Streams are designed for curating developing stories and ongoing coverage. A stream might unfold over the course of a few hours (like Amazon Prime Day) or a few weeks (like the Olympics). Streams have landing pages to give audiences an overview of the topic and help with search performance. A stream’s landing page displays all included stories in reverse chronological order.
- Examples: The midterm elections could change American politics, All the news from an iPhone announcement, All the LA restaurant closures in a year
- How-to: Create a stream
Link posts allow you to feature content from other sites on your home and hub pages. Link posts will work with any URL. All you need is an image and the link you want to highlight.
- How-to: Create a link post
Mapstacks are available on Eater, and offer a compelling and informative way to share a list of places.
- Example: The hottest brunch spots
- How-to: Create a mapstack
Packages are available on The Verge, Polygon, Vox, and Eater. They feature highly-customizable landing pages and tables of contents to help users navigate between many related stories. Packages can also be used to publish many stories at once.
- Examples: The beginner’s guide to Los Angeles, Understanding the Trump era, The Recode 100
- How-to: Create a package
Pages are used for timeless content like mastheads, about pages, or community guidelines. Editors can create new pages with the pages dashboard.
- Examples: SB Nation community guidelines, Vox.com podcasts, About The Verge
- How-to: Manage pages