Prophet Renames NewsGen System, Adds Features

Prophet Renames NewsGen System, Adds Features
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Prophet Systems says it has changed the name of its NewsGen automation software to NewsBuilder, and that new features have been added such as a newsroom's ability to create its own hot keys or set up its own layouts.
Other highlights include the Teleprompter, which lets users scroll their news stories while reading them, and play back news audio files. This feature can be tailored to the reading speed and the on-air delivery of each anchor or reporter.
NewsBuilder also allows the assigning of stories to specific anchors, and eases the timing of newscasts by calculating the time based on the assigned reporter for a story.
Additionally, the Quick Record button allows immediate recording of audio when there is a breaking news story.
"You can customize it to the specific needs of your newsroom," said the company's product manager for NewsBuilder. "It can be adapted to whatever the style of the users at the station, making mistakes less likely to happen."

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