The future of news production is now
Today, news has to be everywhere — at any time, on all screens — with the content adapted to what the viewer wants to see simultaneously. Newsrooms cannot accomplish this with rundown-centric workflows.
The old way of shooting news, with a full camera and reporter crew in the field, is gone. Media is expected to be delivered in near real-time with editing and storytelling done on any device from any location. The same goes for developing storylines. There are multiple contributors and thus multiple storylines. They need ways to collaborate and share content beyond the confines of the newsroom.
Audience habits have changed too. They want frequent updates on stories with rich graphics and relevant context that help paint the full picture.
The future newsroom needs to be able to deal with more news sources and have a far greater control over editorial and media sources to prevent the spreading of fake news.
Dalet Pyramid — The Virtualized News Production Environment
Current news production systems heavily rely on on-premises physical equipment and are rundown centric, limiting the ability to create and distribute news anywhere and anytime during a pandemic.
We have created a way for journalists and news professionals to work and collaborate in a virtualized environment, bringing their digital news workflows to the level beyond.
Dalet Pyramid ushers in a new era of agility, flexibility and mobility for content creation. It provides an integrated solution for news production, content management and multi-platform distribution, all accessible through a web-based user experience. Introducing the concept of 360 storytelling, Dalet Pyramid enables all teams to simultaneously work on multiple story angles, anytime, anywhere. Offered on a subscription basis, the solution can be natively deployed in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid configuration.
A Collaborative, Digital-First Workflow
Dalet Pyramid is the next-generation of our Unified News Operations solution and features the NRCS, news production system and media asset management core, all wrapped around a collaborative, digital-first workflow. The brand-new digital editorial and editing tools enable news teams to collaborate in a virtualized environment with access to the assets and modern capabilities that enable storytelling across all platforms from a single source. The cross-collaboration enriches news production, with many perspectives, angles and formats to deliver it in. All of the activity is well-managed through a centralized dashboard that simplifies monitoring of resources, assets and stories in progress. This is 360-storytelling: a new story-centric approach that enables teams to collaborate together at the story level.
Enabling a true borderless newsroom, the virtualized environment leverages cloud infrastructure, enabling new levels of mobility and service including the extensive use of AI to better manage and utilize millions of assets. Agile SaaS models mean shorter release cycles and transparent upgrades that ensure operators have the very latest capabilities. Combined with the increased usability, operators will be able to lower their TCO.
During these last few months, we have helped many of our news customers adapt to the new conditions and adopt different work practices to cope with the challenges of lockdowns and social distancing inflicted by COVID-19. Dalet Pyramid enables them to approach in a more systematic way and positively transform their business and explore new work models that enable them to deal with the challenges of an industry that sees rapidly changing news media consumption habits.
A virtualized newsroom with its ecosystem of digital-first tools will change the way journalists work to produce compelling stories. This is what newsmakers and vendors can achieve together: changing the way they tell news, for good.
Raoul Cospen is director of product strategy for news at Dalet.