iNEWS

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3.9 out of 5 stars

The iNEWS newsroom management system is the dynamic center of news content creation and distribution, enabling broadcasters to create and deliver breaking news, unify their entire newsroom operation, and engage audiences across a broad spectrum of TV, web, mobile, and social media channels.

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iNEWS review by <span>Joseph L.</span>
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What do you like best?

The fact that the product is completely customizable. I've used iNews at 3 of the 6 newsrooms on my resume and it's by-far the best newsroom computer and app program. The fact that Rundowns are easily re-tooled for different purposes... the quick keys to toggle between anything and everything... the integration with social media, news wires, video playback, and more -- not to mention the program is STABLE and not prone to crashes, freezes and reboots.

What do you dislike?

Honestly had no dislikes during my time using iNews. What would be great, however, is seamless use with live social media (e.g. Tagboard or Social News Desk), and SLACK.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it!

Preferred over ENPS (main competitor).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the conundrum of putting together eight daily newscasts and keeping a 24/7 multi-platform news and content shop churning with planners, calendars, rundowns, scripts and so much more. We've seen benefits most notably in efficiency, reliability (in our content and items being stored, saved, etc.), and easy integration with wires and video playback we use from outside sources all feeding into iNews.

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iNEWS review by <span>Patrick T.</span>
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What do you like best?

The organization of the rundowns that make it easy to navigate. It's also very easy to learn and teach to others as I've seen people pick up the basics after a day.

What do you dislike?

How it crashes constantly and can take a while to load when it is most needed. The character limit on toplines causes issues. Sometimes sending multiple toplines to someone can be ineffective.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need an easy to use interface that multiple people have to connect with in order to create a TV show. iNews is perfect. It does have some bugs that cause frustration at times but overall it makes life very easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making communication around the office a lot easier and giving everyone a centralized location they view the rundown with only Wifi.

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iNEWS review by <span>Matt C.</span>
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The Software that Runs My Daily Workflow

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What do you like best?

For as much that goes into producing shows and segments, iNews does a great job to help run a stress-free show while keeping everyone on the same page. It's essential to have a product like this in order to run successful show.

What do you dislike?

There is a lot going on with iNews that can make it difficult to to manage. I understand that there is a lot to manage through iNews, but I'd prefer if it was more organized/less congested. I also wish the program didn't lock up as much as it does.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep updating the product, a software update would help keep the product fresh.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helping keep all members of the company on the same page and helping improve communication among every department in the office.

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Great Rundown Layout

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What do you like best?

I love the way it pairs with avid editing programs. I have used iNews as a station editor and it offers everything I needed in a simple format that is easy to understand. It accounts for anything the news world will throw at it, from VOSOT layouts to timing scripts. as an editor iNews would be my tool of choice for any station.

What do you dislike?

it is very easy to make drastic changes that can derail a show ( I speak from too much experience here) Many tools go untouched but I guess they might be nice to have. searching previous documents is not easy, and it should be for as often as it is needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

there arent a lot of options out there for programs of this kind, so if you are running any other avid programs this is a must have. Can't work without it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is our go to rundown program. Simply put without this the news doesnt happen.

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iNEWS review by <span>Alex S.</span>
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What do you like best?

I like that iNews solves for all of the elements that you are going to put in a show. B-roll, graphics, text, on-cams, scripts and a whole lot more. It is a great tool to organize a rundown and build a show that will incorporate media assets from your media library.

What do you dislike?

While it is great to use for building shows and rundowns, it takes a little while to get to the stage where you feel comfortable. It's hard to find a guide to keyboard shortcuts and tricks that help make life easier. It takes a decent amount of trial and error when figuring out how to build your elements and what goes into putting your show together.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be prepared to do a little learning on the job before you'll totally comfortable. It's very good when putting together a lot of different elements but will take a while to grasp the full capabilities of the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building rundowns and putting together elements for producing television-quality live programming. iNews' timing tools makes life easier for knowing how much you have to build and when you're going to be light/heavy. It's a very good organization tool, but as mentioned before it takes a while to get to the point where it is user friendly.

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iNEWS review by <span>Jonathan L.</span>
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What do you like best?

I love the fact that it allows for writing of news scripts that coincide with many different types of video and sound bites. It makes every element of a newscast work better together.

What do you dislike?

As with most Avid products, there are times where iNews isn't the most user-friendly, which can make things difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Prior knowledge of other Avid products would be very helpful for someone who is interested in using iNews moving forward.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used it a bunch in regards to making newscasts flow better, which is very important overall.

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