Newscoop
The open source CMS for news.
News Optimised

News Optimised

We understand your issues.

Made by journalists, for journalists, Newscoop allows you to structure your content in issues, sections and different article types and manage subscribers’ access. Perfect for periodicals.


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Media Archive

Media Archive

Content is king.
You invest in creating content, so a centralised media archive that handles video, images and files is vital. Newscoop 4's media archive stores media and vital metadata, meaning your news team are just a click away from adding great visual content to their articles.
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REST API

REST API

No rest for the wicked

Newscoop now has an API that provides access to content for third-party applications via read-only services. Known as Gimme API, it can fetch content like Newscoop articles, organise them (in featured article lists, or by sections and topic), and then be displayed as widgets on any site.


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Solr Search

Solr Search

Blazing fast frontend search.

Newscoop works with Solr, the open source search platform from Apache Lucene that powers the search of Netflix, Instagram and Apple.


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Intelligent Images

Intelligent Images

Focus on quality.
Great photography is a must for the modern online news site - one article's photo can appear in many places - front page, articles, thumbnails. Newscoop helps your journalists get it right every time, by providing an easy interface to view and edit how the image will look on every part of the site.
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New themes

New themes

Stand out from the crowd.

News sites' design needs are so unique and important that we wrote our templating language for them. It's powerful, flexible and ensures that every site can not only look different, but can also work differently.

 


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Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism

Let the people speak.
Newscoop 4's community tools allow citizens to become an integral part of news gathering and sharing, creating deeper relationships with them. Newscoop allows visitors to sign up for a profile, comment on articles and even follow topics.
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Front Page Management

Front Page Management

Hold the front page!
Breaking news is online media's forte and Newscoop is designed to make the process of rearranging your front page easy through a drag and drop interface. Journalists and editors have the option of adding every article to the front page, and then simply dragging that article around to determine where on the page it appears.
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Responsive Design

Responsive Design

Deliver to all readers on all devices.
Delivering suitable content to all devices allows you to tell a special story to every individual reader. Newscoop's advanced browser detection allows you to customise your content down to the level of individual advertisment campaigns for specific devices. Lift the spirits of your web designers and take advantage of absolute control over your client's experience.
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News Optimised

We understand your issues.

The Rockstar new theme

The Rockstar new theme

Newscoop has been developed together with journalists and their knowledge of the needs of large-scale professional publishing. Structure your content in issues, sections and different article types. Handle large amounts of content, from breaking news to film reviews, effortlessly - regardless of the size and scale of your team. Put an end to the workarounds of blogging tools punching above their weight.

Newscoop’s subscription management gives you control over what content your subscribers have access to, and when. Time-based subscriptions (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly) can be set up to grant your readers access to any area of the site you choose. For entire institutions such as libraries and universities you can painlessly manage subscriptions based on IP addresses.

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Media Archive

Content is king.

Journalistic media archives

Journalistic media archives

You invest in creating content, so a centralised media archive that handles video, images and files is vital. Newscoop 4's media archive stores media and vital metadata, meaning your news team are just a click away from adding great visual content to their articles.

Upload multiple files, browse efficiently and then either add to articles or build slideshows from videos and pictures. Newscoop will display it all perfectly on your site - no need to worry about resizing or editing!

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REST API

No rest for the wicked

News is no longer limited by its format. With Newscoop's REST API, the sky is the limit. Send articles and other data out to third parties using the read-only service and let the world read your news. Mix and match data sending articles, slideshows or topics to new applications and compile new sets.

In the future, we are developing this and allowing push data into Newscoop. This exciting feature will allow you to create an App or a new UI from third party resources.

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Solr Search

Blazing fast frontend search.

Newscoop works with Solr, the open source search platform from Apache Lucene that powers the search of Netflix, Instagram and Apple. Intelligent search options help people find what they need faster, thus boosting site traffic and appeal. Solr's major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, and rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling.

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Intelligent Images

Focus on quality.

Image Renditions

Image Renditions

Great photography is a must for the modern online news site - one article's photo can appear in many places - front page, articles, thumbnails. Newscoop helps your journalists get it right every time, by providing an easy interface to view and edit how the image will look on every part of the site.

Browse the archive, select the photo, and then easily crop each image rendition individually, or just set to default. It even warns you if the image is too small and therefore likely to appear low quality, meaning you can have quality control and speed of publishing.

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New themes

Stand out from the crowd.

The New Custodian

The New Custodian

 

News sites' design needs are so unique and important that we wrote our templating language for them. It's powerful, flexible and ensures that every site can not only look different, but can also work differently. Other CMS themes concentrate on look and feel. Newscoop 4's Themes focus on form and function because design is not just how pretty a site is, but how engaging it is to use.

Our New Custodian and Rockstar themes are the foundations on which amazing looking sites are built. Rather than developing 1000s of limited, lookalike themes, we've built a handful of completely adaptable ones that your site developers will be able to get started with right away. Switching from one theme to another is a one click process - no code, no install, just download and select from the Newscoop interface.

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Citizen Journalism

Let the people speak.

Citizen Journalism Management

Citizen Journalism Management

Newscoop 4's community tools allow citizens to become an integral part of news gathering and sharing, creating deeper relationships with them. Newscoop allows visitors to sign up for a profile, comment on articles and even follow topics, just like this.

Omnibox allows them to perform multiple actions on an article, including submitting private feedback to an author, or uploading files and pictures. All these community members are managed through Newscoop, meaning editors can even promote them to the staff so they can write and publish articles on the site themselves (use this power wisely!).

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Front Page Management

Hold the front page!

Featured Article Lists

Featured Article Lists

Breaking news is online media's forte and Newscoop is designed to make the process of rearranging your front page easy through a drag and drop interface. Journalists and editors have the option of adding every article to the front page, and then simply dragging that article around to determine where on the page it appears.

What's more, these Featured Article Lists can also be used in other parts of the site, so you can create flexible lists of just about anything. Use them to bring together articles and create dynamic sections or in-depth reports with multiple articles from your archive.

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Responsive Design

Deliver to all readers on all devices.

Adaptive CSS themes

Adaptive CSS themes

Delivering suitable content to all devices allows you to tell a special story to every individual reader. Newscoop's advanced browser detection allows you to customise your content down to the level of individual advertisment campaigns for specific devices. Lift the spirits of your web designers and take advantage of absolute control over your client's experience.

Whether you're customising for HTML5, next-generation tablet, smartphone or subway display screen, Newscoop's easy-to-understand, easy-to-maintain Themes make designing your website a breeze. Adaptive CSS means your site renders beautifully on all devices, all browsers, all sizes, with no extra development from you required.

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More features worth mentioning:
Dynamic Maps

Mapping the story.

Geolocation is an asset. It allows for more detailed forms of content production and opens up new location-based revenue streams. Newscoop 4 allows journalists to effortlessly attach one or more locations to an article and then overlay this data onto their preferred map service.

SoundCloud Plugin

Access the cloud from your workstation.

We encourage newspapers to keep their heads in the cloud. Full SoundCloud integration means you can publish, attach, edit and upload SoundCloud audio files without leaving Newscoop. A specially-designed plugin comes as standard; perfect for papers who produce a lot of sound content and want to share it.

Dashboard

One place to rule them all.

Your dashboard is your home. Personalise your workspace by dragging and dropping custom Newscoop widgets and RSS readers, or place any Google Gadget, on your dashboard. Track breaking news, monitor image archives and keep an eye on articles waiting to be published. Develop your own widgets and see a little development money can make all the difference for your publication.

Multiple Authors

Give credit where credit is due.

There is more than one truth - and often more than one author. Credit all authors of an article and manage their bio, picture and information in one central place. Go even further and credit all contributors: photographers, translators, researchers and other job titles that you can freely define.

Installation

Ready, steady, news.

Installation just got easier. Choose your template during install and get down to business right away. Sourcefabric Services can also help you customise your install, meaning you can leave the technical stuff to us while you get on with dealing wit that breaking news story.

Topics

Tags with superpowers.

Newscoop’s Topics feature allows you build hierarchical structures of content, making dealing with large numbers of articles, whether they’re small ads or book reviews, easy for you and your readers. Categorise articles into topics and sub-topics to optimise search and allow filters enabling your readers to effortlessly browse your archive.

Production Ready

No module baggage.

Newscoop is ready to go, out of the box. All essential tools and functionality for online publishing are built in. This saves you from laborious research and maintenance of third party modules. Newscoop provides a better experience for your readers. Concentrate on your work.

Page Caching

Speed is of the essence.

Newscoop’s page caching engine speeds up your pages by between 8-50 times over uncached speed on production environments. Τhat’s really quick, and your readers will notice the difference. Invaluable for VPS hosts where APC or memcached is not available.

Support

Round-the-clock.

Sourcefabric Support can take care of your installation, upgrades and security. We can even advise on how to monetise our features or streamline your workflow so your employees will love you.

Multilinguality

We speak your language.

Sourcefabric have been thinking international since day one. Since 1999 we have been developing our software on the premise that every user should be able to interact with the software in her own language and alphabet. Everything within Newscoop, be it the administrative user interface or your stories, can be translated.

SEO Friendly

Get creative with SEO.

Newscoop automatically provides search-friendly URLs that relate directly to your article title, keywords or topics - you decide. This gives you greater flexibility than other CMSes and allows you to take advantage of the extra traffic and revenue that search engines bring. Keywords and description metatags can be added to all content pages on the site to help search engines index and access your stories faster.

Subscriptions

From paywall to freemium.

Newscoop allows you to control reader access to your publication through its built-in subscription features. Manage subscribers accounts and decide which parts of the publication you want to open up to everyone (choose by date, section or artice type). You can determine the duration of subscriptions or even specify IP address ranges for university or library access.

Browser Detection

Deliver to all readers on all devices.

Delivering suitable content to all devices allows you to tell a special story to every individual reader. Newscoop's advanced browser detection allows you to customise your content down to the level of individual advertisment campaigns for specific devices. Lift the spirits of your web designers and take advantage of absolute control over your client's experience.

Longread Handling

In it for the long haul.

Attractive, easy-to-read screens and great new bookmarking software are seeing the return of narrative journalism, meaning you need a software that can cope with essays, full features and magazine-style content (not to mention great advertisements). Newscoop is set up to handle this as standard with its intelligent pagination of long articles.

New Interface

Designed by journalists, for journalists.

We’ve been developing Newscoop’s interface for over a decade, testing with journalists all over the world, striving for the perfect media production environment. A widget-driven dashboard, brand new article edit page, stunning geolocation tools, clean navigation menus and live article previews give you all the tools to take on the day’s news.