How one high school journalism staff uses the app Slack to communicate and keep organized

When the Tesserae yearbook staff at Corning-Painted Post High School in upstate New York felt they were outgrowing GroupMe, which they used for staff communication, they looked where many professional media outlets and corporations found a solution: Slack.

While GroupMe was good for basic back-and-forth communication and coordination on staff, Slack proved itself early with integrations for Google Calendar and Google Docs, drag-and-drop file sharing, @mention notifications and alerts for team members, and great search functions. Even more, Slack supports multiple organizations, so publication advisers can have separate publications all housed within the app. With powerful communication tools in its channels and public & private groups features, and integrations to dozens of productivity tools and apps including the Google suite, Trello and more, the app — both browser and smartphone-based — gives journalism staffs a one-stop solution for team and publication management and communication.

Watch the video for a brief overview from Tesserae’s adviser, Mike Simons; feel free to contact Mike at if you have questions.

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