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A Solution for Sharing News

Developed by News Publishers, for News Publishers

NITF uses the eXtensible Markup Language to define the content and structure of news articles. Because metadata is applied throughout the news content, NITF documents are far more searchable and useful than HTML pages.

By using NITF, publishers can adapt the look, feel, and interactivity of their documents to the bandwidth, devices, and personalized needs of their subscribers. These documents can be translated into HTML, WML (for wireless devices), RTF (for printing), or any other format the publisher wishes.

NITF was developed by the International Press Telecommunications Council, an independent international association of the world's leading news agencies and publishers. It is a standard that is open, public, proven, well-used, well-documented, and well-supported.



Latest version

Version 3.6 was released in January 2012.

Now only an XML Schema is available. Minor adjustments were made to the specifications, all changes are backward compatible. 

The specifications and the documentation can be downloaded from the Specification and Documentation tabs in the navigation bar on the top of this page.