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Who's using it?

NITF has become widely adopted as the format for XML news text interchange. Here is a sampling of some of the many international companies using NITF.

A sampling of the many NITF users

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name company info NITF usage contact
AFP (Agence France Presse) France's largest newswire Publishes NITF  
 AFP, a worldwide multilingual and multimedia news agency, provides NewsML/NITF text feeds in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic, via satellite and Internet.
ANSA Italy's largest newswire Publishes NITF  
 All news has been stored and handled in NITF format for the last four years. The news feeds are delivered in NITF or in other formats depending on the user's requirements.
AP Digital Division of The Associated Press for interactive markets Publishes NITF
 AP Digital produces NITF news feeds in English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish. AP Digital also distributes content in NITF from Canadian Press, Kyodo News International, U.K. Press Association and others.
bizjournals - bizjournals.combizjournals produces NITF news feeds from its 40 print business journals  as well as daily breaking news content.
bizjournals is the online media division of American City Business Journals, the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers.
CCI Europe A leading vendor of newspaper pagination systems Receives and exports NITF
 

CCI Europe develops and delivers newspaper editorial and advertising solutions to several of the worlds largest publishers. Systems range in size from 50 to over 1000 users and incorporate all the latest standards and best practices.

All CCI Europe's editorial installations have used NITF based coding as part of advanced wire handling since 1997. This use has in 2003 been extended with fully validated NITF for use with web content management systems, e-paper systems, archives and other editorial systems.

dpa (Deutsche Presse-Agentur) Major German newswire Publishes NITF and uses NITF internally  
  
HighRidge Technologies Inc. Software specialists Vendor of NITF software
 docKinetics Integrated Publisher is a browser-based XML solution that enables your company to handle content intensive, electronic publishing to multiple delivery channels such as Web, E-Mail, Wireless and Voice.
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. News website Publishes and uses NITF. Vends NITF-supporting software
 Product descriptions: Our main product is the INQ7 website with the content being stored in both NITF and database. Proprietary software was developed to convert NITF to viewable formats, including a planned WAP site and news feed to syndication clients.
AB Kvällstidningen Expressen Swedish portal Receives NITF
  
LexisNexis A leading archive database for news Uses NITF
 LexisNexis provides authoritative legal, news, public records and business information; including tax and regulatory publications in online, print or CD-ROM formats.
netPR Poland's Press Release wire Publshes and receives NITF; uses NITF internally
 Develops ASP press sections for companies, and offers XML feed.
Newsmax Medien GmbH
We deliver different News- and Media agencies as well as editorial offices width NITF. We push articles via ftp on recipients servers. Our business are press releases and business news.
The New York Times Major newspaper and syndication company Receives NITF and uses NITF internally  
  
pte (pressetext Nachrichtenagentur) Multimedia news agency located in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Provides NewsML/NITF text feeds mainly in German, but also in English, French and other languages.
 

pressetext delivers news worldwide using the NITF-standard since July 2000 (read more). By using this standard companies and clients can easily integrate news from pressetext into their applications.

Primedia Business Magazines & Media Publisher of around 80 trade titles Publisher and receiver and internal user.
 Primedia converts their magazine prepress files (Quark, Pagemaker, InDesign) into NITF using Innodata in the Phillippines.

They syndicate articles to various content aggregators (Lexis/Nexis, Factiva, NY Times, etc.) using NITF, with most import and export programs written in Python.

paulschreiber.com Software developer
 Wrote a program for a small newspaper to manage their web site (database backend, web forms from end). In addition to outputting HTML 4, it can also output NITF for the stories.
Syntext Software publisher NITF-ready XML Editor  
 Renders XML documents with XSL stylesheets on-the-fly, thus providing a WYSIWYG XSL-FO rendering. Automatically validates NITF documents against an NITF schema. Available for Windows and Linux platforms.
TT (Tidningarnas Telgrambyrå) Major Swedish newswire Publishes NITF and uses NITF internally  
  
Tiscali GmbH Munich-based portal Includes a news channel built from NITF files delivered by regional newswire.
 Built custom PHP and shell scripts to fetch, process, and format an NITF feed.
XML Team Solutions Sports data provider and integrator Publishes NITF
 XML Team offers a real-time sports feed in SportsML that includes news coverage of sports. News stories are formatted in NITF, and included in a SportsML envelope.
 

NITF IN A NUTSHELL

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.