Content management systems are being enlisted to tackle newsroom workflow problems and the proliferation of fake news in a fast-evolving industry. In a new special report, Angela Misri looks at how CMS-level content verification has come into play, along with the increasing demand to produce platform-neutral content and why some media companies, including Al Jazeera and Hearst Television, have chosen to build their own CMSs.
NAB’s coalition of leading broadcast/technology organizations adds the digital publishing and content management company as its newest charter member.
Lakana is enhancing its digital publishing platform by interfacing with the Fresco user-generated content app and service. With Fresco, stations can assign citizen journalists to cover events and then pay for the content — $50 per video, $20 per still.
With the Detroit Free Press publishing the No. 1 local news site in the city, news-producing affiliates WDIV (NBC), WXYZ (ABC) and WJBK (Fox) are investing heavily in their digital platforms to secure core audiences while drawing newcomers. “We are trying to be the No. 1 sites, and we are trying to figure out what the secret sauce is to do that,” says Catherine Badalamente, VP of digital media for Graham Media, which owns WDIV. “That is 100% of my goal.”
Fox Television Stations have relaunched their websites in responsive design, Diana Marszalek reports, having moved off of the Worldnow content management system to Lakana. The shift, which is aimed at being more mobile-friendly and better integrated with Facebook, also comes with a rebranding of most Fox sites, which will drop the “My Fox” moniker in favor of the stations’ numbers.
The digital publisher today announced four key appointments, including Todd Carter as head of operations.
With the city on the rebound, Detroit’s news-producing affiliates WDIV (NBC), WXYZ (ABC) and WJBK (Fox) are investing heavily in their digital platforms to secure core audiences while drawing the newcomers (artists, techies and the like) lured by the chance to build from the ground up. “We are trying to reinvent ourselves along with them,” says Catherine Badalamente, VP of digital media for Graham Media, which owns NBC affiliate WDIV.