Las Vegas Review-Journal Selects NewsEngin for Its New Editorial Content-Management Software

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal has selected NewsEngin Ampere as its new content management system for its daily newsroom and its affiliated weekly publications.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has selected NewsEngin Ampere as its new content management system for its daily newsroom and its affiliated weekly publications, NewsEngin announced today.

As part of the deployment, NewsEngin has upgraded Ampere to provide full functionality to users with iPads, Android tablets and the Kindle Fire. Reporters, editors and producers will be able to use any device – anywhere – to write, edit and distribute their content.

The Review-Journal is the flagship publication of Stephens Media, which publishes more than 50 newspapers in 10 states, from North Carolina to Hawaii. The other Stephens Media newspapers already have gone live on Ampere.

NewsEngin software combines end-user newspaper software and cloud-based services to drive the mission-critical journalistic and publishing processes of print and digital news organizations. Ampere streamlines the creation and publication of high-value content with minimal on-site investment in IT.

“NewsEngin are people of their word,” said Bob Brown, publisher of the Review-Journal. “They provided a solution that was effective and efficient at a great price point.”

At the core of the NewsEngin Ampere is GPS, a platform-neutral content-management system (CMS) designed to help journalists create, manage and repurpose all types of content. Sometime referred to as “newspaper software” or an “editorial front-end,” GPS helps organizations adapt quickly to the changing nature of news coverage and distribution, while also protecting legacy investments in pagination and web publishing software.

GPS intelligently routes and packages all content eligible for digital publication and allows all newspapers, websites and broadcast properties in a company to track and share content. A story can be written once in the NewsEngin system and published to multiple publishing platforms with no additional work.

“NewsEngin is equipping the news staff of the Review-Journal with tools that fully break the bonds imposed by other vendors’ editorial systems,” said George Landau, NewsEngin’s founder and president.

“We’ve taken our mature, cloud-based content engine and given it unparalleled portability, with full-featured support for all popular tablets and smart phones,” Landau said. “Our embrace of mobile devices will enable the increased amounts of compellingly presented, on-the-ground journalism required to feed a never-ending news cycle.”

Stories and text elements are written directly in GPS, using a full-featured word processor that requires no browser plugins. GPS features a powerful, intuitive plugin for Adobe InDesign (CS6, CS5.5, CS5 and CS4 for OSX and Windows). The NewsEngin plugin provides full integration with the editorial database and with a newsroom’s ad-layout software.

NewsEngin is using Amazon Web Services to provide high-performance cloud services with unparalleled resilience, availability, data security and affordability.

Both GPS and NewsEngin's InDesign plugin support newsrooms with traditional, centralized staffing as well as virtual newsrooms that distribute tasks such as editing and page design to workers in various locations.
On the back end, GPS can deliver edited stories to a web CMS for publication to PCs and mobile devices. Automatic categorization of content automatically can route web content to the correct areas of a site or app.

GPS includes an intuitive digital-asset manager that can serve as a management dashboard for collected photos, audio and video files.

NewsEngin also fully integrates with external ad-layout programs. At the Review-Journal, NewsEngin will be integrating with an Atex advertising system.

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