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Copy & Paste Press Releases


SilverSurfer posted 2 months ago

From: tnt

| However, I'm not sure if it's ok to use the text from press releases we haven't received directly without link to the source. You'd better clear this with Shelley, just in case :)

Just checking in about using a press release from the web, word for word, without a link back to the release. If you use the link, I think, it only lets you use a snippet and not the whole body of the release therefore making users go to the network press site to read the full release. I'm cool either way but have to wonder what difference it will make if users go to Variety/Deadline/et al vs the networks sites ... either way they're leaving TVMaze. The link tnt and I are discussing is below ...

https://www.tvmaze.com/news/1210/i-know-this-much-is-true-hbo-limited-series-i-know-this-much-is-true-debut-moves-to-sunday-may-10

If need be, the section of new news "When news is originally reported by us - for example when publishing a press release that was sent to us - don't supply a URL but place the full article content as body." may need to be tweaked slightly to remove "that was sent to us" or adding clarification about release we find ourselves.

TiA


LadyShelley posted 2 months ago

In a perfect world, I'd prefer users not leave the site at all. Reasons are:

1. Why send out users to competing sites (deadline, Variety, etc)?

But more importantly

2. The internet is ephemeral. A link that works this week probably won't work in a year. If we want to be an archive source we need to have the information in our database. That way we always have access to it. 

As for press releases, If the release is on a network site, it is there for the press to use, which means we should be able to copy that text and paste it into our own editor. 

I did a quick test of the News editor, and you are correct, if a link is present in the URL, the "body" content is not accessible. I'll need to talk to Jan and David about that and see if there is a way to note the source, but maintain all of the information. 


SilverSurfer posted 2 months ago

I agree, but not a lawyer though do play one at the pub Fridays, we should be able to use the press release as is ... the other sites do sometimes and sometimes they rework it to add more context but either way they usually don't link back that I remember. (Futon doesn't)

If a link back is required, we could always at the end of the release add a notation such as (using news article in question) ...

The limited series is executive produced by Derek Cianfrance, Mark Ruffalo, Gregg Fienberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Ben Browning, Glen Basner, Anya Epstein and Wally Lamb; Jamie Patricof co-executive produces.

Source: https://pressroom.warnermediagroup.com/us/media-release/hbo-0/hbo-limited-series-i-know-much-true-debut-moves-sunday-may-10

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LadyShelley posted 2 months ago

Just letting you know, I haven't forgotten about this. I'm still waiting to hear back about possible changes the the News editor. :) 


SilverSurfer posted 2 months ago

No problem. As a temp measure, if I happen to post a press release in the meantime, I'll add a link back as above at the very end of the body until we get a final decision.

Keep safe, stay calm, leave the mindless, blind panic to me! :)

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SilverSurfer posted 4 months ago

I just added news about Better Call Saul and used the press release from AMC. This is my first shot at using a PR so was hoping you could take a boo and either heap praise or scorn upon my effort ... I don't think I did it right, I can't see the full press release but the system wouldn't let me post without a snippet. TiA


LadyShelley posted 4 months ago

Looks good to me! Thanks for making the effort to find the press release! 


SilverSurfer posted 4 months ago

Thanks for checking! I had a few extra minutes and thought I'd see how much extra time it took ... in this case it wasn't much longer at all. :)


SilverSurfer posted 4 months ago

I think the key I missed was do NOT include the URL when setting up an article with a press release. Just complete the Title, Snippet and Body ... just did The Young and the Restless and I think it turned out much better.

2017-2018 Renewed / Canceled


LadyShelley posted 2 years ago

Yes. Up Fronts are the week of May 7, so as each network finalizes schedules there will be two articles for each: one just a list of what's renewed and canceled and one with what their fall 2018 schedule will look like.

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