Inception is our browser-based newsroom content and editorial system that places social media integration right into the center of news production, and encourages content collaboration by being designed to work anywhere, from the newsroom to the field.
The world has changed. It’s faster paced, and we’re bombarded with more information than ever before. In order for news organizations to succeed, they must adapt to the quickly evolving world of social media, and find new ways to plan and organize their content.
News productions must also leverage new platforms, no longer is it acceptable to simply broadcast over the air. To reach the broadest audience, you need to produce content for all mediums, including broadcast, the Web, and social media in order to be successful. You need to engage your audience in a way that was never possible until now.
You need a modern newsroom system designed to solve these challenges. Inception is that platform.
Whether you are looking for a first time editorial management system, or you are looking for a modern replacement of an existing system, Inception is designed to make your team more productive, more connected, and reach your entire audience.
Inception Primary Capabilities
Workflow flexibility lets you choose how best to tell your stories.
Incorporation of social media content extends your audience reach.
Extensive connectivity brings your staff and the all the systems they use seamlessly together.
Idea-Centric News Production.
Every story starts with an idea. As an idea evolves over time, so must the story. With an idea-centric workflow, traditional stories are grouped into assignments, showing both an evolution of the story, but also a central place to store contacts, documents, and research materials for later reference. With Inception you can capture the evolution of an idea to a story, and keep stories on the same topic together and linked during the production process all the way to archive.
With news budgets squeezed tighter than ever before, media organizations are doing more with less. Inception was designed from the ground up to improve workflows with both assignment and story-centric models, in addition to the traditional rundown model. The ability to choose a workflow that is best for you, or adapt from an existing rundown-centric workflow makes your operation more flexible and efficient.
Unified Hub for Broadcast, Web & Social.
Inception was built from day one with multi-platform content in mind, and its highly modular design integrates social media and Web interaction right into the core.
With Inception, you are able to leverage social media more efficiently than ever before. Interact with your online community and publish text, image, and video content to social media to build audience engagement. Through the powerful discovery and curation tools, discover news content from social media, and utilize this content directly into your broadcasts via a simple drag and drop interface.
Anyone unfamiliar with the newsroom space will be able to quickly learn to navigate through the user-friendly, colorful, and ergonomic interface. With a story-centric workflow, start with a piece of content created for any platform and easily reformat and publish the content across other channels. Publish content immediately; schedule it to be delivered at a specific time, or link pieces of content to publish simultaneously via playout triggers.
Inception provides tools such as social media filters and interactive polls that directly drive content to your on-air graphics and offer unique ways to engage with your viewers.
Plug in to the World.
Inception is built with the latest software technologies offering an entirely browser-based user interface that you can access anywhere. Your crews will have the same user experience in the newsroom and out in the field. This provides the flexibility and consistency that allows them to get the job done.
As a media organization you cannot effectively operate as an island, and neither should your newsroom system. To enable streamlined production workflows for many environments, Inception provides extensive integration with plug-ins for graphics, video servers, media asset management, teleprompters, and automated production control systems from Ross Video and many third parties. Inception also interfaces seamlessly with common networking, e-mail, and IT infrastructures.