French, German Dailies Install EidosMedia’s Methode

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By: E&P Staff

Dailies in France and Germany will install the Methode multiple-media editorial and publishing platform from EidosMedia, Milan and New York.

Paris-based Le Parisien and Aujourd’hui en France will use Methode for their multi-edition print operations. Owned by the Amaury publishing group, Le Parisien is produced in nine editions serving each department in the Paris-Isle de France region. A national edition also is published under the title Aujourd’hui en France. The daily includes a number of weekly supplements and a color magazine.

Methode edition planning will simplify the papers’ complex edition structure for local news and advertising and “greatly facilitate the editorial workflow through the multimedia newsroom to the print and electronic products as well,” G?rard Perrier, directeur, organisation, technique et fabrication, said in a statement.

Replacing a Datox system for the more than 350 editorial staffers at Le Parisien’s Paris newsroom, M?thode is expected to provide for expansion into new on- and offline products.

Duesseldorf-based service provider circ IT GmbH & Co. KG will move two regional dailies (also based in Duesseldorf) onto Methode.

Germany’s second largest subscription newspaper, with more than a million readers, Rheinische Post serves the North Rhine-Westphalia region through 34 print editions and a number of online portals.

The Westdeutsche Zeitung is the longest-established newspaper in the Duesseldorf, Wuppertal and Krefeld metro areas, with 16 print editions.

“Our customers want to achieve greater synergies between their various media products,” circIT Managing Director Kay Holzkamp said in a statement.

Besides their central newsrooms, both publications have regional news offices — the Rheinische Post alone has 30. At all locations Methode will provide a platform shared by editorial staff — more than 500 users between the two organizations.

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