Celsius Publisher redefines the concept of a story. In Celsius Publisher, a story is a container for one or more elements such as text, audio, video and polls. Publisher also provides greater access for readers; for instance, the system allows readers to participate in the story creation process to add elements to an existing story, such as uploading photos and videos associated with a particular piece.
For example, when a writer or editor logs in, he sees the “My Stories” page, listing all stories he's created, or that have been assigned to him. Likewise, when photographers log in, they can instantly review all the photo requests they’ve been assigned to shoot. The system's history-tracking feature, for instance, allows writers, editors and others to easily follow all changes visually and manage page layout more efficiently. Staff members can offer comments throughout the entire editorial process.
Features & Benefits
- Role-based start page - My Stories
When a writer or editor logs in, they will see the "My Stories" page, listing all stories they've created or that have been assigned to them. When a photographer logs in, they would see all the photo requests that have been assigned to them.
- Element Manager
Provides searchable, web-based access to any story element — text, photos, video, and audio clips. Users can search for elements, add them to existing stories, comment on them and track usage.
- Request Manager
Allows users to create requests for elements such as text, photos, video and audio clips, assign them to a specific user and associate them with a particular story. This way individual elements can be tracked, commented on, and have multiple statuses.
- History Tracking
Allows the editorial staff to track all changes to a story and its elements (who did what and when). Tracks creation, edits, status changes, assignments, etc.
- Commenting and Moderation
Allows staff to comment on stories and elements during the story creation process. This keeps all discussion with the story instead of in various emails to different people.
- External comments
Registered users can comment on stories. A moderation system provides commenters with the ability to flag a comment as offensive or inappropriate.
- User Submitted Elements
You can easily allow users to add elements to an existing story. For example, if there was a story on a particular event, users could upload photos and video of that event (for that particular story only).
- Social Bookmarking Integration
Stories can be bookmarked on various social bookmarking and linking sites such as delicious.com and digg.com.
Editorial staff can search through all archives of stories and elements using tags or full text search.
- Reader search
Readers can search based on tags (keywords) and full text search.
- Advertising Platform
Celsius Publisher is integrated with OpenX ad server, http://www.openx.org/, allowing the placement and targeting of ads for the website. Targeting can be done based on keywords, page and section.
Provides the ability to create reader polls and quickly display results to readers.
Editors can create blogs on the fly and assign users to those blogs. These blogs can be for internal writers or third party/reader blogs.