A lot of companies sigh wearily when they talk about their content-management systems, the software that they use to manage their websites. If you’re looking for a CMS for the first time or looking to upgrade from the one you use, start by asking yourself what you need. With all the changes in the media, it sometimes feels like war, and you might believe you need an aircraft carrier. Resist the urge. What you probably need is a fast and nimble speedboat.
May 22, 2013
If you have struggled with your content-management system, don’t worry you’re not alone. CMSs have been a common source of frustration for journalists and editors for years. Here we look at some of the lessons news organisations have learned. The industry is building up experience and solutions to some of the common problems publishers and broadcasters face as they put their content online.
May 22, 2013
You already have software and systems to publish your newspaper or to manage your radio or TV output, and you might be wondering why you need yet more software to publish online and to mobile phones. Put simply, a good CMS will help you efficiently publish your content digitally and manage your digital advertising.
May 22, 2013
Even though most Latin American newspapers and magazines still enjoy rising circulation and advertising revenue, many are rolling out paid content strategies. But the diverse market conditions across the region mean that there is no one-size-fits-all model. Instead, news groups must increase their use of audience data and analyse their own market to develop strategies appropriate to their stage of the digital transition.
April 29, 2013
Twitter has a number of advanced search options that will help journalists find updates and photos to help them illustrate their stories. It can help them zero in on updates with photos, as well as finding updates by location so they can find people tweeting near a news event.
April 18, 2013
Camera phones and social networks have created an almost unimaginable amount of user-generated content, and in our second in a series looking at how to take advantage of user-generated content, we look at techniques to verify photographs on photo-sharing sites Flickr and Google’s Picasa.
April 5, 2013
In the third of our UGC series, we’ll look at advanced image search techniques that will help find photos that you can use in your news coverage and just as importantly keep you from publishing fake photos that spread quickly during large news events.
April 4, 2013
In the first of several guides to user-generated content, we’ll look at Flickr, an early photo sharing site now owned by Yahoo. It has a number of features that make it useful for finding photos that you can use to illustrate your stories.
March 29, 2013