Gannett Selects MediaSpan s Jazbox Content Management System for The News-Star

June 26, 2008

ANN ARBOR MI (June 26 2008) – MediaSpan Group Inc. leading provider of proven mission-critical content management and workflow solutions for the newspaper magazine and Web publishing markets has added The News-Star in Monroe LA to its customer list.

The News-Star will join Gannett’s consolidated Jazbox editorial system in Louisiana. “We wanted to take advantage of workflow synergies with our sister Gannett sites that are already centralized on the Jazbox system ” said Kathy Spurlock Executive Editor of The News-Star. 

“The News-Star decision recognizes the proven ability of Jazbox to support geographically dispersed publications in a centralized environment ” said Dr. F.R. Campagnoni MediaSpan Chief Executive Officer. 

The Jazbox editorial system which includes the OnePlan budgeting tool and fully integrates with Adobe InDesign and InCopy will allow The News-Star to achieve increased newsroom efficiency and cost effectiveness. 

The Jazbox installation begins in July and The News-Star will be completely live by the end of September.  The Executive Editor said “We expect it to be an easy transition for our staff.”   The News-Star is a daily newspaper in Monroe LA that was founded in 1890 and is owned by Gannett Company Inc.

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