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ENPS: Organising The News
By Paddy Payne, Director, International Business Development Associated Press ENPS
Cast your minds back to the mid1990s. Bill Clinton hadn’t met Monica Lewinsky; Hong Kong belonged to the UK; nobody had ever Googled anything; Steve Jobs was CEO of Pixar and yet to return to the company he co-founded; Windows 95 could natively run 32bit applications but was far from ubiquitous; the dotcom bubble had yet to inflate let alone burst; nobody talked about social media and even if your phone was mobile it certainly wouldn’t fit in your pocket. In this environment, the challenge emerged – how to get a major broadcast news organisation to share information efficiently and reliably across radio and television. Against such a background it was a news organisation, and not a technology company, that provided the inspiration for the most innovative and enduring news production system, which is still the market leader 15 years on. To achieve this, The Associated Press (AP) turned to a core of broadcast technology specialists and shortly afterwards, ENPS, the first modern-day Newsroom Computer System (NRCS) was conceived, responsible for the creation, modification and deletion of editorial information. Initially called the Electronic Newsroom Production System, AP ENPS was first introduced at the BBC in 1997 and is now an essential in more than 60 countries – for 60,000-plus reporters, editors and producers who use it in 42 languages. From day one the AP implemented a strategy of ongoing investment to ensure that, as more and more broadcasters subscribed to the ENPS system, the development path became more secure. An ongoing dialogue with customers still yields a rich seam of ideas and requests for taking the system forward and, systematically, over the years ENPS upgrades have both answered customers’ development requests while also delivering real innovation.

Paddy Payne

ENPS Design Criteria:
• Provide an intuitive user interface and fast search capability: no journalist has spare time to go on a lengthy training course or to wait while a search tool hourglasses. Today’s ultra-efficient searching pays real dividends, helping journalists identify the melody from the noise. • Connect individuals across a newsroom and beyond, enabling

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a realtime collaborative process with no loss of performance or reliability: thousands of users on dozens of servers share information with 14 years (and counting) of continuous system uptime.Enable the production of live and scripted content by putting wires, scripts, contacts, media and the Web at journalists’ fingertips: nowadays an editor can drag a script from their colleague’s ENPS server on the other side of the world into their own running-order and while working on the text, the media is redirected to their own playlist as well. • Place control of news output in editorial hands through a dynamic running-order and approvals structure: an array of servers, graphics systems, CMSs, MAMs and prompters

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