Topix to offer hyper-local news pages to online publishers

Topix is in talks with online news publishers about expanding the use of its hyper-local editing platform to create quick-fire news pages, Journalism.co.uk reports.

As part of the platform users are able to register as editors of particular news pages, giving them access and editing rights to news items from a ‘wire’ of published articles relating to their area of interest.

The system also allows the editors to write new articles and add content and sources from outside of Topix’s own search facility, enabling the creation of on-the-fly pages of issue and location based news.

Topix is in discussion with several news publishers about launching the platform – which is already used by some discussion groups and communities – as a special feature on their news sites, Chris Tolles, CEO of Topix, told Journalism.co.uk.

  • Johnson

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