By: E&P Staff
MediaSpan Group Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich., has integrated its editorial solutions with the newest Associated Press content platform. Users of MediaSpan’s Jazbox and IQue/NewsEdit content-management solutions may pull AP stories, photos and graphics from the Web through AP WebFeeds.
“Serving more than 4,800 local newspaper, radio, and television properties, MediaSpan is a critical player in this market,” said Dwayne Desaulniers, AP’s Deputy Director of US Newspapers. “Newsrooms served by both AP and MediaSpan will have a distinct advantage because AP WebFeeds offers editors access to more and richer content than we’re able to deliver via satellite. These news feeds will help content management in the newsroom and offer a more competitive feed when content is offered online.”
MediaSpan said its development team worked closely with the AP to facilitate use of AP WebFeeds.
Internet delivery’s advantages for local media include faster downloads, lower maintenance costs, enhanced search capabilities and multimedia feeds. Further benefits are access from anywhere to content not stored on the newspaper’s servers. MediaSpan said its customers also gain from better control of all content types, and from bandwidth and storage savings.