Brown Publishing Co.'s 35 newspaper sites are live in production with NewsEngin GPS, the browser-based content-management system that allows properties to create, publish and share any type of content.
Brown staff members worked with NewsEngin to design GPS as a complete, content-neutral and platform-neutral system. NewsEngin and Brown also built functionality to allow Brown newspapers to share stories and other content.
GPS serves as a single starting point for content. When a staff member enters basic information about an assignment (story, Web element, multimedia file), it forms the basis for cross-site content planning and sharing, and automatically refreshes planning budgets. Individual departments or teams can quickly create a range of shared or individual assignment budgets on the fly.
Stories and text elements are written directly in GPS, using a full-featured word processor that requires no plug-ins. GPS provides full versioning and tracking of every change, in addition to record locking and disaster-recovery features. Staffers can quickly package a range of associated content elements. Web and print staffs independently can move a package's elements through the workflow.
"We worked with NewsEngin to design a system with more features and at a better cost than anything else on …