USNews
A Brightspot Case Study

Increasing Publisher Speed and Efficiency in the Newsroom

Digital Newsroom Customer US News

Helping a leading provider of national news develop, publish, and syndicate content faster and more easily than ever before.

The Challenge: In 2014, as U.S. News & World Report grew its digital presence, the organization realized its legacy CMS had become a hindrance to long-term scalability and innovation. Editors and journalists wasted time creating complicated workarounds for an outdated platform, which ultimately delayed publishing timelines.

Digital Newsroom CMS

It’s been four years since the initial implementation, and our editorial staff continues to be very happy with the CMS. U.S. News anticipates using Brightspot for many years to come.
Yingjie Shu, Senior Vice President of Technology, U.S. News and World Report

The Brightspot Solution: Brightspot integrated seamlessly with U.S. News & World Report's homegrown CMS, which housed the publisher’s flagship website and famous rankings reports, and minimized traffic and revenue loss during the transition. Project highlights include:

  • Unified publishing within one CMS, with a single authoring point and a common codebase.
  • Streamlined content syndication by making it easy to search, package, and syndicate content both internally and externally, thus increasing revenue.
  • Improved editorial functionality with customizable workflows, tailored notifications, rich text editing, live preview, and a built-in digital asset manager.
Mobile Media CMS

Brightspot enabled U.S. News to consolidate publishing operations and streamline its editorial process with customizable workflows, a built-in digital asset manager, and intuitive content syndication tools.

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