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“ “…to get to the point where we can create content across
all these platforms and on all these delivery channels, we
need that common platform where all the journalists are
working in the same set of tools.”
Terry Moore, Deputy Editor, Orange County Register
how your newsroom works
the demands of creating multi-media content and getting across departments or geographical locations, directly from
more work done with less can take a toll on the newsroom within one single system. This means that with CCI NewsGate
staff . that’s why CCI NewsGate is designed to maximize the you can create “dream teams” according to your staff’s skill sets,
way you really work . expertise and talents, without considering where they are loca
ted. For instance, creating a team of staff members from different
a collaborative environment, unified data structure and user- newsrooms to lend expertise on one specific topic.
friendly functionality allow you to create and manage content
Your own personal research assistant
for various media with efficiency, without sacrificing quality .
NewsGate features state of the art search functionality. Content
the story Folder – complete content control can be searched and pulled from external resources (i.e. wires
and web sites), as well as from longterm storage and various
The NewsGate Story Folder is a pivotal new concept in which a
automated Budgeting system an external system for actual fee calculation. Freelancers can
archives. Staff in other, connected newsrooms can have access to
story’s content and resources can be assigned, created, shared
view and accept their assignments, as well as upload content
NewsGate’s Story Folders also make up the automated budgeting
content developed in other media properties. The ground breaking
and managed centrally by all involved: editors, reporters, photo
items. If desired, freelancers can even be granted access from
system. All information in Story Folders is compiled in Story Lists
new feature is with out a doubt the automated research that the
graphers, graphic artists, researchers, etc.
outside to specific Story Folders in NewsGate to interact directly
(budget) and Work Lists that automatically updates whenever
system continuously performs. As all parts of the material you
with team members from your own staff.
a change is made to content, assignments, publications, etc. All
collect or create for each story is searched and indexed, News
The content – text, photos, graphics, video and much more – can
users have access to the lists, which can be filtered by dates,
Gate immediately finds related stories, new relevant wires, other
be published to any type of publication channel directly from the
easy and intuitive for users
publications, responsible and much more. Now, the news budget
live stories on the same subject etc. and serves up the headlines
NewsGate provides a familiar and customizable work environ
literally makes itself and can be sorted to fit any type of user’s
directly where it’s most needed, inside the Story Folder.
multiple media products, ad hoc teams – one system ment. Users can easily tailor their individual workspaces and
needs and any type of media. With a Data Center and shared
Choice of layout/design tools add content with drag ‘n drop capabilities and docking/floating
viewing of budgets among properties, the potential to reuse
NewsGate empowers you to deliver the mix of media products
windows. Users can also sort and save database lists, infinitely,
content and save costs is limitless.
NewsGate is tightly integrated with Adobe InDesign/InCopy.
that your customers demand. Not only by enabling reuse of con
giving them fast and automatically updated information on the
This integration maintains NewsGate’s impressive and popular
tent across traditional and new media publication channels but
easy tracking and management of freelancers day’s stories.
“one database object” functionality. And NewsGate still offers
also by fascilitating easy collaboration so ideas and research flow
NewsGate’s open Web Services allow you to set up a complete
LayoutChamp in tandem with Adobe, giving page designers two
seamlessly between everyone involved in shaping the story. Staff
freelancer workflow, to manage and track freelance assignments
strong layout tools in one system. Extreme efficiency and full
is able to create rich news coverage for immediate distribution
and payments. You can export relevant editorial information to
across your full range of media channels and work together
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Newsroom Convergence - Common desks for multiple
unknown colleagues on other desks, in other newsrooms and at
Now you can create central desks that manage common
Central points to handle cross-media news
topics/themes, such as sports, features, international, etc.,
The easy sharing and overview means that ‘new media staff’ can
for more than one newsroom/title.
handle news to be published to the Internet, mobile, TV or print
Cross-newsroom editorial teams for specific projects/themes from one central point. No need to spend time searching multiple
lists and applications to find the content and format it for speci
Editorial teams composed of journalists from multiple geographic
fic publication channels – CCI NewsGate is the central hub for all
locations can be created, to work on special projects such as
whether you are managing resources for many newsrooms methods of publication.
elections, Olympics, economy, etc. Source lists, content, archives,
or for one, possibilities are endless . In NewsGate content is etc. are easily accessible by all media properties that are part of
created media neutral, so staff can focus on quality and depth the Data Center. Messages can be sent to some or all of a story
versus the final publishing channel . Publishing content to any team from ‘within’ a story. Such communication and messaging
channel necessary is fast and easy . features encourage news staff to brainstorm, share and collabo
rate both within and across media. Content quality is improved
transparency of content when editorial staff find easier and better ways to work together
at an early stage in the newsgathering process. Double work is
Staff can view each other’s news lists and see others’ work in
Re-align also avoided when CCI NewsGate tells you who else is working on
progress. This makes it easy to contribute to, or pull from, work in
the same or a similar story.
progress to add to content and quality of stories. Of course, com
your resources and expand your choices pleted/published stories are easily accessible in order to develop
Knowledge, news and staff expertise are strengthened when
new stories using the same information.
editorial staff work in virtual teams, potentially with hitherto
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two-way integration to tv- and Radio Newsroom Computer
extensive archive – as part of the system
CCI NewsGate goes way beyond just ‘storage’ and ‘editing’ XML
All content is created in in the NewsGate Story Folder regardless
files. It allows any kind of background file, source material, con
of the desired publication format, and the journalistic environ
tacts, notes and other related information to be stored along
ment continues all the way to the TV or Radiospecific production
with stories, providing a connection between content and the
tools. TV rundowns, scripts, news graphics etc. can be viewed
‘knowledge’ behind it. Unless specifically indicated, stories (Story
and in some cases edited directly from the Story Folder to insure
Folders) do not expire, but are automatically moved to Long Term
that minute to minute updates are immediately available for the
Storage after a predefined period of time. The content along with
media specific production staff.
all background material, research notes, multi media content
etc. is stored and accessible in the archive. Any element can be
completely private and secure if desired.
the NewsGate architecture
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with CCI NewsGate, CCI europe deliberately chose a product
strategy that is radically different from their traditional com-
petitors, who have been busy trying to extend their editorial
pagination systems into the online domain . this strategy
enables CCI europe to address a number of requirements
at existing and new customers which could not have been
addressed with a “galactic publishing system” for all media .
The result is an editorial system with a vastly expanded editorial
environment, designed specifically around the journalistic process
and the covering of news stories and with features to plan, cre
ate, manage and deliver content for any number of media.
At the heart of CCI NewsGate is a powerful XML database. Based
on technology from Oracle, the XML Database provides a central
repository for secure storage and management of vast amounts
of content and related material and files.
open to proprietary systems
CCI NewsGate is built on an integration architecture that is
both open and scalable that can harness the valuable resources
of even the smallest news organization. The open architecture
enables CCI NewsGate to keep pace with the rapidly changing
technology and new publication channels are quickly added to
the existing story creation and planning procedures.
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“ Roularta Media Group in Belgium realized 700%
productivity gains by optimizing resources and
implementing a template-driven workflow.
The company now produces 3,000 print pages
your business model to insure your future
media organizations leading the way
the traditional newsroom is being forced to change, as more
Following are a few examples of CCI customers who have chosen the CCI data Center solution to realize cost savings,
and more audiences choose new media channels along with
new synergies, increased productivity and new revenue in their organizations:
– or in place of – traditional print products . with CCI News-
Gate, you can realize a highly competitive, flexible business
model and be positioned to grow and change quickly with
the marketplace . move from reacting to the marketplace, to The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, is replacing Fædrelandsvennen, in Kristiansand, southern Norway, has
becoming a proactive, visionary leader in news media . its CCI NewsDesk system with CCI NewsGate. Included will be a circulation of 43,000 and more than 116,000 daily readers.
other media properties owned by its publisher, Metroland: The In 2008 Fædrelandsvennen replaced its NewsDesk system with a
the way forward Hamilton Spectator, Guelph Mercury, Waterloo Region Record CCI NewsGate Data Center. Now all of Fædrelandsvennen’s media
the time is now to “bridge the gap” between traditional work and 16 weeklies from the Metroland West division of is integrated in one system including the traditional printed
environments and changing news trends . Metroland. The system will allow Toronto Star Newspapers newspaper, the online version of the newspaper, TV (TVSØR) and
Limited and Metroland to share and reuse content across Internet TV; and the new system is open to upcoming distribution
channels such as mobile news. Also, the Fædrelandsvennen
• NewsGate provides the platform to align your newsrooms newsrooms, saving time and increasing productivity. The system
editorial desks of all their different media now work on one
and streamline your organization and processes. You can will also enable twoway integration with online publishing
system in an efficient, mediaconvergent newsroom.
create common content structure for reuse; provide an systems and support for Mac OS X workstations.
automated planning tool for efficiency and collaboration;
and provide a tool for journalists to produce online, print,
radio and TV content and much more.
Dagbladet is the second largest daily newspaper in Norway Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., publisher of The Times of India,
• CCI Newsgate enables you to combine resources and results with circulation in excess of 191,000 readers. Dagbladet’s CCI implemented a CCI Data Center to also include other properties:
so that you can establish common desks across your news NewsGate Data Center helped them increase online productivity The Economic Times, India’s largest English Financial daily news
rooms. This allows planning and collaboration, and content and develop new products. They now publish online first, with paper and the second largest English Financial daily in the world
sharing, across geographical boundaries or desks. print reusing online content; also, publishing online is now a (after Wall Street Journal) with 0.73 million daily circulation;
onestep workflow. Twentyfive percent of Dagbladet’s staff is Mumbai Mirror with daily circulation of 0.688 million; and the
involved with online and other new products, and Dagbladet’s Indiatimes Internet Portal (approximately one billion page views
online journalists all handle text, photo, audio and video. per month). The group will employ CCI NewsGate’s unique Story
Folder to organize multimedia content, a collaborative work
environment and dynamic planning capabilities across multiple
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the data Center Data
the perfect example of succesful 2 3
the data Center is where all data and setup is stored cen-
trally . media companies can consolidate their It resources 5
and manage multiple products in a single hardware/software
The Data Center can scale for very large installations, connecting
newsrooms across geographical boundaries, and is easily extend
tribune’s data Center strategy
ed with new titles/papers/media channels. The Data Center can
The Tribune Company decided to upgrade to
also be installed in a single site for newsrooms to work separa
NewsGate using existing data centers located in
their Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune properties.
Increase productivity without adding more staff Two data centers provides redundancy for their properties.
The Data Center provides support for planning content across 6
newsrooms prior to the content being ready to share. It is pos
Los angeles times, Ca (host for redundant datacenter)
sible for a user working in one newsroom to create content with 7
material from a Story Folder in another newsroom. The shared
Chicago tribune, mI (host for redundant datacenter)
content (e.g. story, photo, graphics and multimedia) will inherit
all changes made to the source content until the content relati
3 Hartford Courant, CT (running from live datacenter)
onship is broken by a user in the target newsroom. CCI NewsGate
provides a complete overview of where any piece of content has 4 The Baltimore Sun, MD (running from live datacenter)
been used across all newsrooms.
We chose CCI because we needed a reliable data center
5 The Daily Press, VA (running from live datacenter)
solution, for cost-saving opportunities we expect to
adding more titles
You can easily add more media titles to the Data Center. Media
realize by consolidating the newsrooms and
6 Orlando Sentinel, FL (running from live datacenter)
properties can opt to have total separation between newsrooms,
facilitating collaboration in the region.
or total sharing amongst different newsrooms. The decision to 7 The Sun Sentinel, FL (running from live datacenter)
change the amount of data sharing can be made and imple
Said Gary Shawd, V.P. of IT for Gannett’s Louisville, Kentucky group.
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Get the latest on NewsGate, and other
CCI news and information
Further information on CCI products, the data center and our
CCI leadership share their thoughts about the industry,
latest news can be found at www .ccieurope and
and about our role in helping media companies succeed.
enews .ccieurope .com
www .ccieurope .com
CCI’s newly redesigned web site now features lots of informa
tion about CCI, our products and our services. There is also a
Industry buzz: Various industry professionals share their
customer portal where system users can exchange useful tips and
knowledge, experiences and ideas. CCI eNews interviewed some of the news
get inside information on using our systems.
INDUSTRY innovators, experts in their field who gave
us their thoughts about changes in the
enews .ccieurope .com
industry, in their workplaces, and in the
You can find more information on NewsGate at our new web
tools they’re using to reach consumers .
portal, enews.ccieurope.com. There you will also find recent CCI CCI customer cases in leadership, vision, innovation:
news, product updates and other information. Add us to your among those interviewed were ken Brusic
How CCI’s editorial and advertising solutions have contributed
favorites to stay abreast. – senior vP, Content Leader, orange County
to customers’ business goals.
CUSTOMER Register and harry Bouwman, manager New
media, de telegraaf .
visit enews .ccieurope .com to see videos of
their feedback .
CCI product developments to support CCI customer needs,
both now and as the industry transforms.
Questions from users, answers from CCI experts:
CCI system experts answer questions from day to day users, to
ensure that customers get the most out of their CCI products.
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