Newscoop 3 for Journalists and Editors

Main menu

The main Newscoop menu contains a link to the Dashboard page and up to five sub-menus, depending on the permissions of the user who is logged in. These sub-menus are Content, Actions, Configure, Users, and Plugins. The menus shown below are for an administrator user, who has access to all sub-menu options.

Content

Here you can find the Publications on the server, reader Comments, the Media Archive, and the Search page for all of the articles in the Newscoop database. For each available publication, there are quick links to the latest three issues, and a full list of sections within each issue. In the screen shot below, a sample publication called 'the Custodian' has been set up, with two issues in both English and Spanish.

Actions

This menu provides quick access to the most commonly used functions, including 'Add new article' and 'Change your password'.

Configure

Here you can configure the System Preferences for your publication, and a number of other functions. Templates are the files which determine how Newscoop displays content to readers and subscribers. Article Types describe the format of your articles, while Topics allow you to categorize your articles. The Languages option specifies the languages that journalists have to choose from when creating articles. Countries enables you to specify the name of a country in the local language for each territory. The Localizer allows you to translate the administration interface. Clicking Logs will show you the recent activity of all staff users, including the IP address that they have logged in from.

Users

Here you can add and edit Staff users, and manage Subscribers. You can also define Staff User Types, or Synchronize Newscoop and Phorum users, integrating this web forum system with your publication's site. The Manage Authors page enables you to maintain contact and biography information for each of your publication's contributors, as well as track the articles that they have worked on.

Plugins

This sub-menu provides access to additional functionality for Newscoop, including Blogs, Interviews and Polls plugins.

Help and Logout

Up in the top right corner of the administration interface are two additional links, to the right of the full name associated with your login account. Help links you to the on-line version of this manual, via the Sourcefabric website. Logout ends your session and returns you to the administration login page.