Content Management System Feeds

Content Management System feeds are available for publishers wishing to integrate the Graphic News Service with their in-house Content Management System (CMS). They enable the different teams working in a multimedia newsroom to know what content is available.

  1. Alerts: Every time a new graphic is released an alert is sent giving information about the graphic and the news story it relates to. These are in both .xml and .txt format and are similar to the e-alerts that can be sent to editors.
  2. Planning Schedules are sent at the beginning and end of each day listing the graphics in preparation and those that have been released but are still timely. Details of packages are also included. These are sent in both .xml and .txt format and are similar to the Schedules available for News and Sport available from links on the Graphic News home page. The Sports Schedule is also sent to editors by email each week.
  3. Visuals of graphics (both traditional and interactive) are sent so they can be seen alongside pictures on a picturedesk. The actual graphics should be downloaded from the Graphic News website in the required format to ensure the latest update is always used, and that any messages relating to the graphic are seen. (Information about updates or other terms can be seen on the download page by the other information about the file).
FAQ: What files go where in a content management system? sample files
FAQ: What are the visuals sent by FTP like?
FAQ: What metadata is included with visuals of graphics?
FAQ: How should visuals be stored? Differences between graphics and pictures.
FAQ: How long should visuals of graphics be retained?
FAQ: Why are text alerts sent as well as visuals of graphics?
FAQ: Why are the Content Management System Feeds an add-on rather than an alternative to the online service?

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Samples of files sent by FTP

21 days to go until NEW GRAPHIC NEWS - a new website for a new era.

28 years ago — April 2, 1991 — the original Graphic News launched using a precursor to today’s websites that used email technology. These enabled infographics to be delivered electronically around the world over telephone lines. What was possible was very limited - It took 10 minutes for a 100K file to download.

Since then delivery speeds and website technology have moved on. The new website will offer the best online experience possible now, adding many new features (and offering new opportunities for the future), but still enabling existing users to select and download infographics and enjoy the distinct brand of visual journalism that is Graphic News.

Over the coming days I will give further information. Please contact me if you have any questions. Fiona Roberts, froberts @