GateHouse News Service, a division of GateHouse Media, Inc, has teamed with Ebyline to manage its á la carte syndication and distribution services. GateHouse News Service will make available hundreds of articles, columns and products – including lifestyle pages and special sections – across 20 category channels in its initial offering.
“GateHouse News Service is one of the most practical content services for today’s newsrooms, allowing publishers efficient access to quality content,” said Brad Dennison, GateHouse Media vice president of News & Interactive. “For the first time, through the use of Ebyline’s technology platform, publishers will gain access to GateHouse News Service content outside of an annual subscription model allowing publishers greater flexibility and broadening GateHouse News Services’ potential customer base.”
Ebyline’s marketplace and underlying technology enable those who produce original news content and publishers seeking original news content to more effectively do business with each other through buying and selling news on an á la carte basis using a secure online platform that manages many administrative tasks – ultimately freeing up time and budgets, and permitting both sides to dedicate more resources to quality journalism.
“Ebyline is dedicated to the proliferation of quality journalism in its purest form, as the first service to embrace a revenue model based around the exchange of news and information,” said Bill Momary, CEO and co-founder of Ebyline. “GateHouse News Service is a trusted brand that adds value to the content ecosystem, ultimately elevating the level of competition to reward quality.”
GateHouse News Service will be the first to offer broadsheet pages and special sections through Ebyline, including Family, Bride, Healthy Living and Boomers tabs, and weekly pages on health, food and Newspapers in Education content for students in grades K-5. This is the same unique content that has made GateHouse Media’s community newspapers nationwide leaders in their local markets.
Other topics to expect:
-- Entertainment content such as book and movie reviews, as well as columns on TV and music.
-- Environmental living features.
-- Frugal living columns and advice.
-- Today in History pieces.
-- Timely holiday articles and pages.
-- Editorials and opinion columns.
-- Columns on politics, religion and sports.
GateHouse News Services’ á la carte offerings will be updated daily and publishers can access the content at Ebyline beginning November 11 by going to Ebyline.com.
Ebyline’s secure online platform is a new way for publishers and independent professional journalists to work together to create and deliver high-quality news content to the benefit of all. For publishers, this includes the ability to generate incremental revenue opportunities through its marketplace product, designed to facilitate the a la carte sale of news content for buyers and sellers. Ebyline also allows freelancers to showcase and sell their work through Ebyline’s virtual newsroom environment. The virtual newsroom automates all freelancer administration including assignment/ pitch flow, tax management and payment processing. Founded by veterans of the Los Angeles Times, Ebyline’s customers include E.W. Scripps, Los Angeles Times Media Group, GateHouse Media and more. The company is based in Los Angeles.
Page 2 of 2 - About GateHouse News Service
GateHouse News Service (“GHNS”) is the 4-year-old content-sharing website for GateHouse Media, Inc’s 250+ community newspapers, associated websites, desktop and mobile, and Facebook pages, and special national sites for major news events such as the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. GHNS content is also available to non GateHouse Media publications through an annual subscription or á la carte. GHNS facilitates shared content that is easily localized and offers a platform for niche products. GHNS’ niche product lineup includes weekly Health, Food, Home and kids pages, and special sections such as Family, Home & Garden, Bride, Healthy Living and Boomers. The news service is based near Chicago.
About GateHouse Media, Inc.
GateHouse Media, Inc., headquartered in Fairport, N.Y., is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by its 79 daily publications. GateHouse Media currently serves local audiences of approximately 10 million per week across 21 states through hundreds of community publications and local websites. GateHouse Media is traded in the over-the-counter market under the symbol “GHSE.” For more information regarding GateHouse Media please visit www.gatehousemedia.com.
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