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How to go paperless and use a collaboration tool for all the editorial work in a newsroom?
Whatever tool you chose, you need to be prepared to rethink the way you work today and use the new tool in a proper way. Otherwise, you might be in for a lot of customization to adapt the tool to your (non-efficient) way of working today. That is the biggest mistake made when using new tools. So listen carefully to the advice that the Solution Provider is giving you and try to stick as much as possible to the out-of-the box new ways of working.
Tinkerlist.tv helps you automate your TV show production. It lets your team collaborate on a script and enrich it with media in the cloud. With this tool, you can edit and play in real-time from any device at any place, and finally get rid of all the paperwork. Limecraft is another tool operating in similar ways. Relying on digitisation and file-based workflows, their goal is ‘to provide users with solutions while keeping them creative’. Another tool more suited for newsrooms is Smartocto. From the first creation of a story to improving its impact – its features help you make a connection with your audience.
Those tools allow for speed and efficiency. As there is no more copy/paste, less mistakes are made. A content is created once and published everywhere. Plus it is cloud based. For more inspiration, go to the resources below and watch on the Creative Skills Europe website the interview with Ralph Kühnl, CEO of Rhein-Neckar Fernsehen & TV-Produktion GmbH to understand how he turned a regional TV station into a paperless automated newsroom.
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