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Newspapers of New England go live with multi channel content system from Miles 33

The new system allows the newsroom to create and publish content for the web, mobile devices, and print, for all dailies and weeklies throughout the group.

Newspapers of New England go live with multi channel content system from Miles 33

March 2016, Norwalk, CT – Miles 33 is proud to announce that the Newspapers of New England group (NNE) have successfully gone live with a GN4 content management system for their next generation editorial solution. The system includes TARK4 for archiving and GNWeb for all of their newspaper websites.

The system has been implemented as a private cloud with the main datacenter located in Concord, New Hampshire. A second system in Northampton, MA, about 50 miles away, serves as a full data recovery center. Content will be replicated automatically.

The total system is licensed for up to 250 users who are spread over 5 different editorial locations. All connect to the private cloud using the “work anywhere” GNi4 client, an HTML5 application that can run on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Reporters and editors will be able to work from anywhere and instantly capture and make content live.

First to go live was The Recorder and the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the group’s Massachusetts daily newspapers. The first of the new, responsive design websites (www.recorder.com) went live on Super Tuesday, followed by the printed edition of the newspaper the next day.

The websites are powered by the GNWeb module of the system and is licensed for an unlimited number of websites. GNWeb integrates the renowned Kentico WebCMS, which was an important criteria in NNE’s decision to select Miles 33. Kentico includes a vast number of community modules and is tightly integrated into the GN4 system so authorized users can navigate the website pages directly within their editing client and drag and drop content into place. The frictionless way that editors can work on print, mobile, and web pages within a single environment was also a key factor in the selection of GN4.

Over the next few weeks, each of the other daily and weekly publications published by NNE will go live using the system, thus phasing in the new technology across the group.

Each of the websites will offer a refreshed look and will feature a responsive design, and the multi-channel publishing into digital, print, and social media is done thanks to the “write once, publish everywhere” approach of GN4.

While system and website administration will be centralized, editors within each of the publications are only be presented with sections and publications they are responsible for, significantly streamlining their workflows.

Aaron Julien, president and CEO of Newspapers of New England said “We evaluated a lot of systems and really liked how Miles 33 brought mobile, web, social media and print into a single newsroom management system.  It’s incredibly efficient for print production, easy for users to learn, great at image handling and reliable. When seeing how nicely they integrated Kentico, it became clear this was the system for us. And the installation team at Miles has been absolutely great to work with and have delivered on their promises,” he said.

About The Newspapers of New England

Newspapers of New England Inc. (NNE) is a privately owned publisher of daily and weekly newspapers in Publications include:

·       Concord Monitor of Concord, New Hampshire (see http://www.concordmonitor.com) 

·       Valley News of Lebanon, New Hampshire (see http://www.vnews.com)  

·       Daily Hampshire Gazette of Northampton, Massachusetts (see http://www.gazettenet.com) 

·       The Recorder of Greenfield, Massachusetts (see http://www.recorder.com) 

·       Monadnock Ledger-Transcript of Peterborough, New Hampshire (see http://www.ledgertranscript.com) 

·       Valley Advocate of Northampton, Massachusetts (see http://www.valleyadvocate.com) 

·       Amherst Bulletin of Amherst, Massachusetts (see http://www.amherstbulletin.com)