We are currently using the WPBandit theme Newsroom to build our blog, and need help with some features:
A fixed main feature area (a carousel that links to specific articles).
1. A blog widget that shows our most recent blog posts.
2. A Facebook Like box widget
The blog would be it's own page, independent of the main page, and would only display updates in a sidebar widget on front page.
Back-end for posting articles:
Control where articles are posted, set up back-end to be as simple as selecting checkboxes to determine which section the story gets posted in.