In this documentation you'll read "news" and "blog posts". Technically both are the same. So if we use one term or the other, please don't be confused.
Creating a news item with Linchpin Enterprise News is as easy as creating a blog post inside a standard confluence. In fact, it's the same thing. For larger corporations the standard blog functionality is not enough to model a complex news concept. Linchpin Enterprise News offers a selection of macros to do that, along with tools for creating visually appealing dashboards and news pages, personalization for certain user groups or even users and a set of social features to increase their users' involvement.
Good looking content no matter where it's displayed
As someone who writes news you don't have to know exactly where your news will be displayed. Even if you insert a teaser image with Cover Stories in mind, that same news item will be displayed nicely within Corporate or Personal News Feeds.
Social features to increase involvement
In Cover Stories, Corporate and Personal News Feeds there's always the option to like, comment and share the news. People are used to this kind of functionality and pleased to use them in their intranet, too. Of course information like the "like status" or number of comments is shown consistently over all macros of Linchpin Enterprise News.
2.4 Release Notes
Performance and usability release
A new look and vastly better usability for the news scheduling overview
Admins can now allow users or user groups to view subscription statistics
Obligatory subscriptions can now be personalized if app is part of a complete Linchpin suite
Clicking on space or category labels in the News Center now opens the usual overlay
Significant performance improvements for all news macros
There can be unlimited web feed groups now
„&“ characters in the intro text now show up correctly in excerpts
Fixed a bug showing English month names although language was set to German
Very long labels now break if there’s not enough space in News Center filters
Fixed a bug producing ugly pdfs when exporting news
Fixed a bug not recognizing some video URLs when used as news teaser
In rare cases, Internet Explorer 10 doesn't work properly with manual settings for news teaser images
Blog post preview doesn't show all elements for anonymous users (but honestly, who grants editing permission for news to anonymous users? )