NewsML -
A Revolution in News

What has changed?

Information Overload

What has changed?

Information Overload
Bandwidth

What has changed?

Information Overload
Bandwidth
Common Standards

What has changed?

Information Overload
Bandwidth
Common Standards
Vast Audiences

NewsML Vision

Accessible
Metadata enable filtering and delivery of contextual news

NewsML Vision

Accessible
Metadata enable filtering and delivery of contextual news
Media Independent
All formats and media types recognised equally
Structure consisting of parts and named relationships between parts

NewsML Vision

Accessible
Metadata enable filtering and delivery of contextual news
Media Independent
All formats and media types recognised equally
Structure consisting of parts and named relationships between parts
Platform Agnostic
To reach users at home, in the office or anywhere in between

Evolution of NewsML

1998
Discussions start in Reuters. Reuters NewsML DTD published internally
1999
Reuters submits proposed NewsML specification to IPTC

Evolution of NewsML

2000
IPTC forms steering and working groups to develop functional specifications and DTD for NewsML
July 2000
IPTC accepts NewsML version 1.0 beta

Evolution of NewsML

October 2000
IPTC formal ratification

How NewsML works

Structure of a NewsML Document

Catalog
References external resources
Links topics to elements
Topic Set
References to real-world things (people, places, companies etc.)
NewsEnvelope
Workflow information
NewsItem
Actual news content

What is a NewsItem?

Multiple versions & alternatives

Multiple versions & alternatives

NewsML Toolkit

Developed by David Megginson on behalf of Reuters and Wavo
Available under terms of the Gnu Lesser General Public License (LGPL) from:
http://about.reuters.com/researchandstandards/firstcontact/newsml-toolkit/
Java based
Simple API that enables access to the most important NewsML functions without any knowledge of XML or NewsML markup
Comes with NewsML Explorer

NewsML Explorer

NewsML Explorer

Demo

NewsShowcase (http://newsshowcase.reuters.com/)

NewsShowcase (http://newsshowcase.reuters.com/)

Text + images
Multiple NewsComponents
Related or top stories
Using linked list

NewsShowcase (http://newsshowcase.reuters.com/)

Text + images
Multiple NewsComponents
Related or top stories
Using linked list
Multiple Languages
Examples of English, Spanish, Arabic

NewsShowcase (http://newsshowcase.reuters.com/)

Demo

Further Information

IPTC
http://www.iptc.org/
NewsML Toolkit
http://about.reuters.com/researchandstandards/firstcontact/newsml-toolkit/
News Showcase
http://newsshowcase.reuters.com/
Me
kaj.siebert@reuters.com