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7 July 2014 Minor revision of the IPTC Photo Metadata Standard (IPTC Core) - DOWNLOAD - and the Information Interchange Model IIM - DOWNLOAD.
13 Mar 2014Update of the news-in-JSON format ninjs 1.1 is available - see newsinjson.org
22 Jan
2014
NewsML-G2 + EventsML-G2 2.15: the joint annual update of the standard for exchanging multimedia news, packages thereof and structured event information plus editorial planning data - DOWNLOAD (60MB) - more in NewsML-G2 section or the EventsML-G2 section
22 Jan 2014
Update of the online news mark-up language  rNews 1.2 released - see the rNews pages
23 Oct 2013
RightsML 1.2 Experimental Phase released: the standard to express usage rights for news and online content in machine-readable format is ready for testing - find more on the RightsML Developer Site
21 Feb 2012
SportsML 2.2 released: update of the open XML standard for the interchange of sports data - find more in the SportsML section
12 Jan 2012
NITF Version 3.6 released: an update of the standard for marking up textual news content. DOWNLOAD the package, find more in the NITF section
8 July 2010
Revised IPTC Photo Metadata Standard specification released, including IPTC Core 1.1 and IPTC Extension 1.1. Available for DOWNLOAD
22 June 2010
NewsCodes: the new Media Topic taxonomy is released, available in 5 different formats.
 

Stuart Myles new Chairman of the IPTC

Stuart Myles, Director of Information Management at the Associated Press, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Press and Telecommunications Council (IPTC), succeeding Vincent Baby of Thomson Reuters, at its 49th Annual General Meeting held in Beijing (China).
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Four new members of IPTC

Software vendors and digital service providers Aptoma, Apex Content Solutions and FotoWare have joined the International Press Telecommunications Council as Associate Members, and Marko Groblelnik as first ever Individual Member.
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Moving Images - Moving Metadata? - documentation available

The IPTC Metadata Conference 2014 on 5 June 2014 in Berlin (Germany) discussed how to extend the management of metadata from known photo-related procedures to the video. This conference also pinned down requirements for annotations of video content shared across different business sectors - find a full documentation on phmdc.org

Quick Start Guides pave the way to a more powerful news exchange

IPTC released of a set of Quick Start Guides to help news vendors and publishers support multimedia publishing, streamlined workflows and efficient news distribution by adopting the NewsML-G2 standard in a few easy steps.

The Quick Start Guides provide just enough information to create a working set of NewsML-G2 documents or to process incoming NewsML-G2 documents from external sources. Individual guides are available for major media types (text, pictures and video), news packages and the basic principles shared across the board. A package of all of them can be downloaded for free at www.iptc.org/download?g2quickstartguides
Also the individual guides for the media types text, pictures and video plus packages of news are available.
Read the full media release about the Quick Start Guides >>>

News in JSON standardized: ninjs 1.0

ninjs standardizes the representation of news in JSON - a lightweight, easy-to-parse, data interchange format. IPTC has identified key properties and structures required to represent news and publishing information, and crafted JSON representations that are designed to result in lightweight instance documents. And we've built a JSON schema for ninjs, to help you validate your ninjs implementation. >>> more about ninjs, including specification.

Machine Readable Rights and the News Industry

How can technology help assert and protect the rights of content creators? Representatives from publishers, news agencies, photographers trade associations, law firms and standards bodies gave a pragmatic answer to this question at a one-day conference organized by the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) on March 12, 2013 in Amsterdam.
Read a summary of the event
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