NEWSCYCLE’s ONSET content management system will provide the digital tools that enable GateHouse newsrooms to create engaging content for millions of readers
Bloomington, MN — January 24, 2017 — GateHouse Media, one of the largest publishers of locally-based online and print media in the United States, has selected the NEWSCYCLE Solutions ONSET digital CMS platform to manage more than 500 community and business publication websites. The partnership with NEWSCYCLE provides GateHouse with a unified environment to produce and share digital content across its network of local websites serving over 35 million unique visitors each month.
NEWSCYCLE Solutions is the largest supplier of software and services for the global news media industry. In addition to the ONSET digital content management platform, NEWSCYLE provides a suite of software solutions for managing a media company’s editorial, advertising, circulation, subscriptions, and mobile workflows.
“The decision to upgrade to NEWSCYCLE’s new ONSET CMS comes after a rigorous vetting of numerous out-of-the-box and custom content management systems being used by media companies in the U.S. and Europe,” said Christopher Biondi, GateHouse senior director of digital development. “While there are many options available, our research showed that ONSET provides the best solution for GateHouse and our unique need to efficiently scale print and digital products within a tightly integrated print and digital platform.”
“GateHouse Media is an incredibly important relationship for NEWSCYCLE, and the implementation of our ONSET web content management solution will give GateHouse a common platform to deliver timely, credible content to local audiences across the United States,” said Preston McKenzie, CEO of NEWSCYCLE Solutions. “With ONSET, GateHouse will be able to further optimize its core print business while accelerating the focus on digital initiatives that serve the current and emerging news consumption habits of its readers.”
Based on Drupal 8 technology, ONSET is a content management framework that is designed to be easy to use and fully responsive. NEWSCYCLE has developed almost 100 unique modules on top of the Drupal 8 core that are built specifically for news media organizations. ONSET will streamline the content creation and publishing process at GateHouse Media for all web, mobile and print channels. With ONSET, journalists and editors will get the essential tools needed for modern digital storytelling, while also providing the foundation for a single, unified content hub across GateHouse properties.
For GateHouse, ONSET will provide a mobile-first workflow, releasing reporters from their desks and laptops to gather and publish news when and where it happens. ONSET also includes integrated social media support, and the platform will enable the GateHouse development team to customize within the platform and work closely with NEWSCYCLE for ongoing improvements to keep pace as digital content distribution and consumption evolves.
The ONSET platform at GateHouse will be hosted in the NEWSCYCLE Cloud, which combines the robustness of Amazon Web Services with the stability and scalability of NEWSCYCLE’s dedicated network and security operations center.