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Miami Herald Roll-out on McClatchy's CCI NewsGate Data Center Completed
With full rollout completed on March 28, The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald are the latest additions to McClatchy's CCI NewsGate data center.
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According to César Mendoza, VP Information Technology at The Miami Herald, the move to a CCI NewsGate system hosted in McClatchy's data center, located in Charlotte, NC, has a number of benefits:
"Being in a data center obviously reduces the burden on the local paper by leveraging the infrastructure and the expertise of one central environment. Replacing our legacy system with CCI NewsGate also means that we now have a modern multimedia platform that allows us to publish on multiple channels and allows us to implement a two-way integration between the print and online departments."
The NewsGate solution will also enable The Miami Herald to integrate into one consolidated solution a number of workflows that were previously separate like budgeting and assignment. Other benefits that will be explored by the Miami Herald include NewsGate's built-in support of resource and content sharing across the McClatchy newsrooms hosted in the data center.
The project, which also includes el Nuevo Herald, has been completed on schedule and has involved a corporate McClatchy team, a team of Miami Herald expert users and some CCI assistance.
"Although it is a project of some magnitude, it has been a fairly smooth one. I attribute that to the very high focus and support from everybody involved," says César Mendoza.
The McClatchy data center now hosts The Charlotte Observer (NC), The Raleigh News & Observer (NC), The Rock Hill Herald (SC), The Sun News (SC), The State (SC), The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald (FL).
According to McClatchy News Systems Manager Neil Mara, who has been involved in the data center build-up from the very beginning, adding The Miami Herald to the shared data center is very much in line with the overall McClatchy strategy:
"The objective is to centralize and standardize our systems. The efficiency and cost effectiveness of the data center model makes it much more affordable to move the individual news operations to a modern multichannel publishing platform, and it provides us with the possibility to share resources and content across newsrooms. "
Adding new properties to the NewsGate data center has become a process almost exclusively run by a corporate McClatchy team in collaboration with the local organization. CCI assistance is often minimal.
"The timing is up to us. All we need to do is to agree we want to do it, acquire the necessary software licenses and then go right ahead and do it," says Neil Mara.
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About The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, publishing 30 daily newspapers, 43 non-dailies, and direct marketing and direct mail operations. McClatchy also operates leading local websites in each of its markets which extend its audience reach. The websites offer users comprehensive news and information, advertising, e-commerce and other services. Together with its newspapers and direct marketing products, these interactive operations make McClatchy the leading local media company in each of its premium high growth markets. McClatchy-owned newspapers include The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, The Sacramento Bee, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer (Raleigh).
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About Kevin McCourt
Kevin McCourt is Vice President, Member Services and Events at Newspaper Association of America. He serves as a resource to newspaper and associate members, oversees mediaXchange.
Prior to his current position, he held positions at NAA including VP Associate Member Services, VP Advertising and Exhibition Sales, director, real estate and online classified advertising; and director of operations, RealFind USA, a for-profit real estate advertising aggregation program.
Prior to joining NAA, McCourt held positions of increasing responsibility at newspaper companies in circulation; marketing and new media; representing over 30 years experience in the newspaper media industry.