Vendors are offering better tools to help newsrooms plan and generate social media posts with more integrated and streamlined solutions with a view to reducing “tool fatigue” and decreasing the turnaround time on new posts.
With coronavirus pushing numerous staffers into remote working situations, broadcasters are increasingly looking to exploit all of the remote functionality in their newsroom computer systems. Improved IP connectivity and better automation software is helping to make that happen.
News organizations are increasingly using breakthroughs in technology to allow journalists to remotely, yet quickly, deliver more content over multiple platforms. The advances range from improved cellular networks that speed transmission of content from the field to the newsroom and cameras capable of streaming and providing remote video, to a host of tools available for journalists to remotely edit and produce content while collaborating with their newsrooms. Above, Grass Valley’s new GV Alyve, released at this year’s IBC Show, gives reporters a “virtual control room in the cloud” for production and distribution of video and livestream content. (Source: Grass Valley)
Automation technology is fast evolving to keep up with demand for content on multiple platforms. Vendors say it helps eliminate redundant tasks and integrates as many platforms as possible without posing a threat to jobs or creative control.
The longtime Associated Press manager will succeed the now-retired Lee Perryman as head of the multiplatform news production system. Also given new positions are Andy Wormser and Jason Smith.
The new version will allow users to create content for broadcast, online and social media all from the same ENPS desktop. It also features a new interface that gives users increased flexibility to customize the display of content.
That’s good news for broadcasters as the rivalry has yielded numerous new features and capabilities that facilitate the production of news not just for conventional broadcast, but also now for the Web, mobile devices and social media.