The New York Times' CMS

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Eric Metelka
Eric MetelkaHunter@eric3000 · Product Manager, PowerReviews
The NYT made their own CMS called Scoop. In light on the recent NYT Innovation Report, they've rolled back the curtain on how Scoop works and future features they have planned. The NYT Director of Technology is also answering questions in the comments of the article.
Erik Torenberg
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
interesting. "Perhaps the biggest change has been the reversal of our publishing process. The original idea was that articles would be written in the Microsoft Word-based print system, CCI, and then sent to Scoop, where a web producer would add multimedia, tag the content and publish it on Today, instead of writing articles in CCI and then sending them to Scoop, our journalists can create articles in Scoop and publish to web and mobile first before sending them to CCI for the print newspaper. We call this change “Digital First” — a multiyear project that will make Scoop the primary CMS for both print and digital by 2015." I invited @lukevnenchak to PH - hopefully he can jump in and answer q's :)
Kristofer™@kristofertm · #6 Hunter. Location-based data addict.
The real-time collaboration seems neat. So does the multiple photo cropping tool. It's always easy to add one photo and call it a day, but when that photo get's resized and cropped in various ways like on the homepage, on single page, when posted to FB, etc. it's nice to be able to determine exactly how those will look
Ross Rojek
Ross Rojek@sacbookreviewer · CTO,,
Really excellent overview. We originally started out doing print publications and only ended up in app development by accident. We've tried lots of (low budget) CMSs and digital platforms for both print and digital publishing, and all of good ones have just been too expensive. Been considering trying Medium or rebelmouse as a test project to see. But nice to see what can be done when you have a deep budget.
Neil Richler
Neil Richler@neilrichler · Growth @ Algolia
I really like their approach to collaborative editing, especially how they handle tracking changes and notes. Something like this seems so much better suited to content creation than Google Docs or Draft. I would love to see an open source or hosted version of Scoop.