IFRA, the world's leading association for newspaper and media publishing, knows how to set an example: they are switching their websites to Drupal.

IFRA has 3,000 members from the newspaper industry in about 80 countries. Besides staging the newspaper industry's largest international exhibition every year, IFRA also organizes more than 100 regional exhibitions, international conferences, seminars, workshops and training events worldwide.

Their main website, http://www.ifra.com, is already using Drupal. The migration to Drupal is still a work in progress, but according to Berger Schmidt, IFRA is switching all of its websites from Lotus Notes to Drupal this year.



Terry Sutton (not verified):

Lotus Notes??!

Goodness - they were behind. I can't help but imagine where Drupal will be when the UX enhancements get incorporated into D7. If there's this kind of interest in Drupal now - look out then.

bertboerland (not verified):

Though for people not in to press this might look insignificant, it is in fact *very* important! The newspaper business is going through some rough times as we all know and has always been very inside in when it comes down to the CMS selection process. Hence nearly al the sites in EU are being run by one vendor (hint: look for .exe. in url :-)

The IFRA running Drupal is a big deal! Newspapers will look again at this "cheap" alternative!