Category – E-News & Media
Neuron Newsroom Management System
Neuron News Management System is a newsroom computer system (NRCS) that automates and streamlines the procedures of a newsroom. It encompasses everything from news collection to news delivery on air. In addition to providing user management and workflow functionalities, the Neuron NCS allows for more sophisticated metadata and media management. Neuron can streamline news production with powerful new tools that enable text, video and audio management. Journalists, editors, producers and news directors can share and access video, scripts and rundowns, as well as easily publish news stories in HTML format on the World Wide Web, allowing them to extend news coverage to a wider audience.
Neuron has been running successfully at the DawnNews television channel in Pakistan for the last year and a half, where it had replaced a world’s leading Newsroom System. Neuron has also been successfully deployed in a couple of news channels in Afghanistan in the last year.
The newsroom computer system has evolved from a simple text-based wire browsing, script and rundown editing system. It has become a multimedia workflow engine that spans well beyond the newsroom floor. Third-generation newsrooms have to provide all of the content management and production tools required to provide media to televisions and radios, as well as to a growing range of interactive platforms. The digital newsroom is fast becoming the core groupware platform and workflow engine of successful broadcast organizations. The newsroom computer market continues to grow and the sheer number of products that are now available to broadcasters is amazing. The Neuron NRCS is a powerful newsroom solution that will help journalists streamline and better manage the newsroom process. It provides leadingedge digital newsroom production tools that offer proven quality, ease-of-use and advanced integration with existing and future newsroom equipment.
ORIGINAL TITLE :- NEURON NEWSROOM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NNMS)
PRODUCER :- NEURON MANAGEMENT SERVICES PRIVATE LTD.
LOCATION :- KARACHI, PAKISTAN
MEDIA FORMAT :- WEB/INTERNET
LANGUAGE :- ENGLISH
WWW :- WWW.NEURONTECHNOLOGY.NET
Gaon Ki Awaaz
Gaon Ki Awaaz is a rural news bulletin service which uses the mobile phone as a broadcast tool. The initiative is an attempt to give a voice to rural community of the Rampur-Mathura village in Uttar Pradesh.
Mobile phones are used to record audio content which is then transmitted as an MMS to a local editor for checking. The content is scanned for accuracy and usefulness before being passed on to the news desk in Noida for onward transmission. The approved MMS is subsequently broadcast as a voice call to village subscribers. The audio bulletins are in Avadhi, the local dialect and they are transmitted twice every day – one at 12 noon and the other at 5 in the evening. Subject matter for the broadcasts can include alerts such as when health camps are coming to a nearby area, farm tips, events happening in the village or in the neighbouring villages such as religious and community-oriented celebrations, or localcentric government announcements.
The basic premise of this project is that mobile has become the most prevalent mode of communication all over India and even in its hinterlands. Gaon Ki Awaaz has presented the rural people with an opportunity to create news bulletins that are about the villagers themselves and in their language, and which inform them of what was happening in their village and nearby villages.
It can not only prove to be an excellent tool in providing relevant information pertaining to health, education, agriculture etc., but will also aid in community development. The people will become more aware and feel greater responsibility towards disseminating useful information in a timely manner as they are responsible for the news service themselves. The news bulletins were free earlier but from July 1, 2010, the villagers pay Rs. 10 as monthly subscription charges. It is heartening to see that a few village merchants have used the channel to advertise their products.
ORIGINAL TITLE :- GAON KI AWAAZ
PRODUCER :- INTERNATIONAL MEDIA INSTITUTE OF INDIA
LOCATION :- NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
MEDIA FORMAT :- MOBILE CONTENT
LANGUAGE :- AVADHI (HINDI DIALECT SPOKEN IN PARTS OF UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA)
WWW :- GAONKIAWAAZ.WORDPRESS.COM
The portal adaderana.lk is the showpiece of the Ada Derana news service, having being ranked the number one news website in Sri Lanka. Analysis shows that surfers spend more time on the site than they do on that of the nearest competitor.
Available in Sinhala, Tamil and English, the site facilitates two-way content generation by offering consumers an interactive platform to comment on the latest stories and interact with the Ada Derana community. Another imaginative interactive feature is My Report which allows viewers to file in their own news reports through Newsdesk. Ada Derana also provides one of the single largest SMS based breakingnews base in Sri Lanka with over 300,000 subscribers around the island with all major mobile providers. Ada Derana has achieved its position as the market leader due to its accurate and instant reporting combined with user friendly web interface and interactive web initiatives.
Ada Derana had its beginnings as the conventional television news bulletin aired on TVDerana. Today, Ada Derana is characterised by its availability across delivery channels such as Television, Radio, Web, SMS alerts, IVR, Video Alerts, and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In most of these forms, Ada Derana is available on a multilingual platform providing greater accessibility to consumers both in Sri Lanka and across the world. The style of the news content has been customised to suit each of the delivery media, taking note of the nature of consumption. Ada Derana Sinhala and Tamil sites have also captured its audiences by the use of Unicode fonts and also video based web segment which cater to its audience. It has quickly earned a reputation amongst the local community as being accurate as well as timely in terms of bringing the latest news updates to the nation.
ORIGINAL TITLE :- ADA DERANA
PRODUCER :- DERANA MACROENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD.
LOCATION :- COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
MEDIA FORMAT :- WEB/INTERNET
LANGUAGE :- ENGLISH, SINHALA, TAMIL
WWW :- WWW.ADADERANA.LK