My recent editor-in-chief is attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizone State University. She writes:
“At The State Press we use Camayak. Have you ever heard of it? It is revolutionary!! It holds people accountable for deadlines and makes the editing process much easier. Literally every step, from pitching stories to assigning stories to writing them and then editing them, is all done in one place. Amazing!”
Then, a few days later, I get CJET (Communication: Journalism Education Today) in my school mailbox, and the inside front cover has a full-page ad from CAMAYAK in association with JEA that states: “6 months ago we gave away a free 12-month Camayak license to a JEA high school in every state. If you missed out, get in touch: Hello@Camayak.com.”
According to the Camayak website, “Camayak is a content production tool for newsrooms. Empower editors. Improve communication. Create better content.”
Depending upon which plan works for your program, it costs $250 to $600 per year, and it appears to replace the free Google Docs system that many of us use. I’d love to hear why this service rates above Google Docs for a high school news room.