GLIFOS - media news integrates video, images and text into a rich-media portal where news come alive. Clickable text segments transform quotes, names, and text segments into interactive news by pointing to the exact video fragment that matches the text. Rich – media integration takes place in a wiki based environment that replicates the roles of a conventional newsroom including editors, reviewers and collaboration with the added value of a detailed history, thus providing a content-driven collaborative media news portal.

GLIFOS - media news presents three main innovations:

  1. the ability to collaboratively edit the news among the users duly authorized to do so,
  2. the ability to enrich the news, synchronizing text with multi-media material and
  3. direct integration with a virtual library of rich-media content.

Functionality

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  • Include one or more videos in each news article. An unlimited number of tables of contents, transcripts, and specific text segments can be synchronized with each video.
  • The roles of a conventional newsroom can be replicated with various users in charge of adding and editing content and reviewers responsible for checking the content and publishing it.
  • Integrate multiple media (video and/or audio) within the same content page.
  • Begin and end segments can be used to delimit video fragments. The video stops playing when the end of the segment is reached.
  • Visitors can mark specific segments within video and 1) save them along their browser’s bookmarks (favorites), 2) generate URL links to include in other webpages or documents, or 3) send them by email or share them through a social networking site (e.g., facebook, digg).
  • One or more images can be placed inside a news item. The user in charge of editing can choose the layout of the images within the text.
  • Each institution can choose to open up the discussion section where visitors and/or editors can add comments.
  • Key Media Wiki software functionality:
    • User access control to edit the collection.
    • Complete edit history and capacity to revert content to any previous point in history.
  • Synchronize and fully integrate videos streamed directly from YouTube, the leading video website.
  • Includes tools and extensions that facilitate the editing of rich-media content.
  • Ad rotation, including banners, skyscrapers, rectangles, leaderboards, etc.
  • Visitors can see the most popular articles within a time frame defined by the site's administrator.
  • RSS 2.0 services can be used to share articles with other news portals, BLOGS, and the organization's website.
  • Wide client-side compatibility: Windows+IE, Windows+FireFox, Mac+Safari, Mac+FireFox, and Adobe Flash streaming media.
  • Wide server side compatibility with most Linux flavors (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu) and Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
  • Wide compatibility with streaming services and servers: Flash Media Streaming Server, Red5, and Wowza.