IPTC NewsCodes: Controlled vocabularies for the news media

Presenter(s): Brendan Quinn (IPTC), Jennifer Parrucci (New York Times)

Since the year 2000, IPTC’s NewsCodes, a set of controlled vocabularies, has been used by the world’s news media as a way to categorise and classify news content for syndication, discovery and re-use. This presentation discussed how the NewsCodes are created and maintained and provides suggestions for how they can be integrated into a newsroom’s production systems and workflow.