WHAT IS NEWSCOOP PRO? - Sourcefabric

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Newscoop is a content management system
(CMS) built by journalists, for journalists,
to make publishing on the web easy, efficient
and cost-effective. It builds better websites
for news organisations, media outlets and
content providers.
Newscoop Pro is our name for the services we
offer that help to make your Newscoop site even
better. From web design to hosting, technical
support to feature development, our global team
of experts takes care of things behind the scenes
so you can concentrate on making great content.
Building open source newsrooms
since 1999
Since 1999 Sourcefabric has been building
digital, open source newsrooms for some of the
world’s most innovative news organisations,
in some of the world’s most challenging media
environments. Use Newscoop to open up new
subscriber and advertising revenue streams and
increase both the efficiency of your newsroom
and the value and reach of your content.
WHAT IS

NEWSCOOP PRO?
Newscoop is downloaded
countries each year
times in over
20,000
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Full project lifecycle
project management
Migration from and adaptation
of existing platforms
Consultation on business
strategy and revenue-generation
Custom software feature
development hosting and
server customisation
In-house design and
implementation long-term
support plans
Extensive training and
documentation as standard
WHAT WE OFFER
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Type of organisation
Local news organisation
Number of staff
8
Total spend
€15,000 concept and design,
€100 / month hosting
A group of local journalists have
funding to set up an online news
site, but they don’t have anyone
technical or design-oriented on
their team. They know exactly
what they want however, so
they approach Sourcefabric
and the two organisations work
together to work on wireframes
and a design. Once they’re
happy, Sourcefabric builds this
custom site (adding in a paywall
and subscriber section along
the way) for web and mobile
and then hosts, maintains and
upgrades the site
Newscoop Pro is perfect for online
newspapers, but is also used by a huge
variety of other organisations including
radio stations, student media, online
newsletters and community sites. Here are
a few examples of what’s on offer from our
fully customisable packages.
HOW CAN

NEWSCOOP PRO
WORK FOR YOU?
Type of organisation
Regional news organisation
Number of staff
45
Total spend

€100,000 for concept, design,
migration, implementation and
feature development.
This regional newspaper
has a full technical team and
server rack, so they approach
Sourcefabric for the flexibility
of Newscoop and the team’s
expertise with designing digital
workflows. Encompassing
everything from building
their newsroom, to strategic
business and digital product
analysis, Sourcefabric works
alongside them to prepare for
the migration of all their old
content to the new system.
Meanwhile, a dedicated team
of Sourcefabric engineers
and designers is not only
building their website, but also
developing some brand new
features (including integration
with their favourite print design
tool) so that they can bring
together their web and print
teams for a coherent converged,
digital-first newsroom.
Type of organisation
Small community site
Number of staff
2
Total spend

Hosting €100 / month
This organisation needed
more than a blog, but didn’t
have the money to pay a local
developer to firstly configure
and then maintain a website.
Sourcefabric provided them
with a ready-installed version
on a cloud-hosted server. Their
designer and webmaster can
customise the site at any time,
but don’t have to worry about
server maintenance, power
outages or security risks.
Sourcefabric even upgrades
them to the latest version
automatically so they get all the
newest features.
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AN AWARD
WINNING
PLATFORM
Knight-Batten Award for
Innovation in Journalism
2011 (Special Distinction)
In addition to excellent consulting, Sourcefabric
provides many different services including secure,
cost-effective hosting. They really understood how
important high quality journalism is.
Nestan Tsetskhladze, Editor-in-Chief,
Netgazeti (Georgia)
WHAT
PEOPLE ARE
SAYING ABOUT

NEWSCOOP
Working with Sourcefabric, Newscoop and open
source technology has provided us with an
opportunity. We’re glad to know we’re pioneering
something that will become widespread.
Peter Kahler, Station Manager, WADR (Senegal)
Soucefabric’s content management system has made
publishing so easy for us that we now have more
time to focus on the important stuff: producing high
quality journalism.
Carlos Dada, Editorial Director,
El Faro (El Salvador)
Newscoop has allowed us to develop a high level of
interactivity with our readers. It’s possible for us to
build photo galleries, editorial content and blogs on a
single software solution.
Juan Luis Font, Director,
elPeriódico de Guatemala (Guatemala)
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THE
NEWSCOOP
CASE STUDY
TagesWoche is a Swiss newspaper that
launched in 2011 aiming to bring together
print and online content in the interests of
transparency, media freedom and a Basel
community still shocked by the sale of its
city’s paper to unwanted investors.
Type
Print and Online
Newspaper
Name
TagesWoche
Location
Basel, Switzerland
Software
Newscoop, Superdesk,
InDesign
Services provided
consultancy,
strategy, migration,
development, hosting,
support
Real benefits with Newscoop
Local news with an international reach.
Accessible in print, online and via mobile.
Complete integration of print and online.
Flexible, time-saving newsroom tools and workflow.
New, sustainable revenue models.
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“The things that I liked
most working with Sourcefabric were
the easy-going co-operation during the
design process, the efficiency of their
problem-solving and their openness
towards unconventional ideas from
the editorial team.”
Remo Leupin, Chief Co-Editor
TagesWoche, Switzerland
Did you know?
TagesWoche got more registered
users in its first week than
FACEBOOK!
Based in Basel with a nationwide distribution,
TagesWoche’s editorial team produce daily news
and commentary on their website. Every Friday,
TagesWoche’s print issue comes out nationwide
with additional background information and
in-depth analysis.
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Three steps to make your content easier to create,
publish and monetise.
Conception & Brand
The initial concept and brand
development is a vital part of
your project. We work with
you and designers (yours or
ours) to set-up an overall vision
for the site and a strategy
for its implementation. This
of course includes detailed
technical research and feature
specifications, plus a full site
concept and sitemap.
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Web-design &
Templating
Here’s where it gets exciting.
Initially we design your site’s
identity (thinking web, mobile,
tablet at all times) and then
drill down to individual section
and page design. Next comes
the development of Javascript
and CSS base for your site’s
templates and then the coding
of those templates themselves
(including special Sencha-Touch
mobile apps should you wish).
User Management
& Community
Getting the most from your
team is one of Newscoop’s
core strengths. Let us structure
your digital workflow and
create specific user roles and
permissions that fits your
organisation perfectly, whilst
remaining flexible enough
to grow later. We can help
you decide on an appropriate
community strategy too, with
user profiles, comments and
even blogs for your readers.
The integration of social media
and great SEO is paramount
throughout the process.
Newscoop Pro: the newest
member of your team
Fantastic support
Email, live chat and community forum support are all at your
fingertips with our free support. Upgrade to one of our top
packages at any time and you can also get phone support,
frontend and design help and even dedicated Expert Talktime.
Great Documentation
Newscoop’s dedicated documentation team keep our free, clear
and multilingual manuals up-to-date, so training your staff is easy.
Worldwide Community
The Sourcefabric team has over 40 members in ten countries who
speak 20 languages. You’ll be joining a global news community
who love to share ideas and help make our products even better.
MADE BY
JOURNALISTS, FOR
JOURNALISTS...
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Newsroom Ready
Manage authors, photographers and
editors’ permissions - plus their bio,
picture and contact information - in one
central place.
Geolocation Tools
Newscoop allows you to attach one
or more locations to a story. Map
content anywhere in the world using
Google Maps, Mapquest Open or
OpenStreetMap.
SEO Friendly
Our all-new themes control the look and
feel of your Newscoop publication and
are flexible enough to handle any layout
or device, tablet or mobile.
Multilingual Interfaces
Sourcefabric thinks internationally.
Everything within Newscoop, be it the
administrative user interface
or your stories, can be translated.
Generates Revenue
Newscoop allows you to control reader
or IP address access to your publication
through its built-in subscription and
paywall features.
Free Themes
Our all-new themes control the look and
feel of your Newscoop publication and
are flexible enough to handle any layout
or device, tablet or mobile.
KEY FEATURES OF
NEWSCOOP PRO
Story Structure
Newscoop allows you to structure your
content in issues, sections and different
article types and manage subscribers’
access. Perfect for periodicals.
Clever Content
Newscoop allows you build semantic and
hierarchical structures of content. Dealing
with large numbers of articles, whether
small ads or book reviews, is easy.
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Newscoop began life as the
software Campsite back in
1999
HOW DOES NEWSCOOP PRO
COMPARE TO OTHER SERVICES?
Multilingual Content
Dynamic Geolocation
Issue/Subscription Based
Subscriptions & Paywall
Granular Privileges
Customisable SEO
Web-Based Translation
Management
Free Email Support
Free Livechat Support
Optional Phone Support
Add on
Add on
Add on
Add on
Module
Wordpress
Joomla
Drupal
(Hosted)
Newscoop
Pro
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DESIGNED
FOR
NEWS
ORGANISATIONS
Newscoop Pro is tailor-made for news
organisations and, what’s more, much of this
comes as standard, out-of-the-box. Other CMSes
require you to install add-ons and modules that
require further development and investment
and can often break when the core software
is upgraded.
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GET TO KNOW
NEWSCOOP PRO
How can Newscoop Pro help my
organisation?
One of the biggest challenges facing news
organisations today is the pressure to produce
more with less. Sourcefabric takes into account
each organisation’s marketplace, revenue
opportunities and resources and builds stable,
scalable and secure platforms that increase both
print and online profits whilst cutting costs
through better design and greater efficiency.
Why shouldn’t I use Wordpress,
Joomla or Drupal?
Those are great tools for building blogs and
other sites, but media organisations have specific
requirements that require specific tools. Made
by journalists, Newscoop has exactly what
news teams need - simple interfaces, intelligent
image management, powerful media archives,
multilinguality for staff and readers, a flexible front-
end that can be changed at the press of a button...
the list goes on.
Where can I find a Sourcefabric
representative?
Sourcefabric is one of the largest media support
organisations in Europe with over 40 employees
in ten offices worldwide and has worked on
hundreds of news ventures from Bamoko to Basel,
Harare to Hong Kong. Make the most of our
extensive journalistic experience, multilingual
and diverse team of engineers, exemplary project
management and exceptional support, and get
your news out there.
Why is Newscoop more cost effective
than proprietary CMSes?
Our open source approach to software projects
minimises expensive software licenses and in many
cases completely eliminates them. Plus there’s no
forced upgrade costs, fast and continual feature
development, easy integration of third party tools,
greater robustness, increased software durability
and a worldwide community of experience and
expertise to draw from!
Is Newscoop Pro secure?
Sourcefabric utilises state-of-the-art encryption,
protection and network security. All data is triple
backed-up. Your instance is encrypted and employs
secure identification through HTTPS.
Will I need an in-house technician?
Newscoop Pro is like an entire team of
technicians, but at a fraction of the cost. When
you add up how much you spend a year on server
maintenance, software upgrades, security patches
and callout fees, Newscoop Pro begins to look like
a bargain. However, if you have the resources, we
can devise a plan that works alongside your in-
house expertise.
Newscoop’s code base
contains over
lines of code and Ohloh
estimates its value at nearly
1,000,000
$14,000,000
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HOW DOES
NEWSCOOP PRO
SAVE ME MONEY?
Cloud-based solutions offer a wide variety
of benefits that end up saving organisations
money. First and foremost, with a Newscoop Pro
installation, you work remotely and control your
output from virtually any computer with
an internet connection. No need to kit out
a full newsroom!
IT infrastructure is expensive and time consuming to set
up. With a normal installation of Newscoop, you need to
own your own Linux server, set it up, and have someone to
manage it. With Newscoop Pro, we take care of all of that
for you, and you don’t need to worry about who will manage
your server for you. Also, if you have a question, you can
contact live chat support as well as forum support for
anything that you might need.
The average salary for a system administrator in the United
States is $71,000. Even if you were just bringing them in for
a week to set up your server and show you how to maintain
it, it would still cost you $1250. That alone could pay for
over a year of Newscoop Pro, not to mention the cost of
the hardware itself.
NEWSCOOP PRO PRICING STRUCTURE
Based on a news site of ten staff
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Software
Managed Hosting
License Fees
Forced Upgrade Cost
Hardware
Live Support
Server Maintainance
Server Setup
Year One Cost
$300-$2000+ per seat
N/A
$300
$1000
$2000
Not inclued
$500 per month*
$1250
$20000 - $33000
Included
$25 - $149 per month
$0
$0
$0
Base support included
$0
$0
$300 - $1800
Newscoop Pro
Proprietary CMS
*2 days per month of system administration
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THANK YOU!
Newscoop Pro is developed by Sourcefabric, a not-for-profit
organisation working throughout the world to support
independent media organisations.
Visit www.newscoop.pro to look at the full range
of possibilitites from Newscoop Pro or email us for
a no-obligation free quote.
Or speak to Douglas, Josh, Fabienne and Micz
at contact@sourcefabric.org
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