Journalists, ready to become more efficient with Melody?
We believe that a digital transformation is successful when it is easily adoptable. Melody was designed to fit the needs of journalists, not the other way around.We built our features based on the industry experience of our founders but also taking into account hundreds of feedbacks from journalists and editors in the field. The relevance of our tool, combined with a willingness to support change, ensures a 5-star user experience.
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Journalism allows society to educate, inform and invite to ask itself the right questions. The continuity of information is at the heart of our concerns, as is ensuring the sustainability of media outlets. Doing one's job well should not only be possible for journalists working in large groups.
Write your articles directly in Melody.
Enter articles in a "form" mode that reproduces their logical structure.
Enrichment of your content (bold, underlined, bullets, formats such as heading, reminder, question etc...) or addition of hyperlinks.
Thanks to Melody's automatic backup, you don't have to worry about a power outage, network failure, or a bug. Your work is saved live in the cloud.
You can also save before leaving your article!
Melody integrates a sign counter and a word counter, allowing journalists and correspondents to deliver "formatted" articles.
It is also possible to force the editor to a minimum or maximum number of lines.
You can copy and paste from Word, Open Office, Libre Office or any other text editor, but also duplicate an old version of an article to enrich it.
The definition of keywords can be done manually or automatically, with optional semantic enrichment.
Ability to integrate Prolexis (or Antidote) spellchecker directly into the article editor for typographical, spelling, and grammatical corrections.
The article editor is connected to a preview engine that allows, depending on the media addressed and the model selected, to visualize the final preview of the article.
Choice of model
Association of a layout template (managed from InDesign) and preview of the article in the template.
Indication of overhangs
The templates are set up to receive a certain number of characters in each part of the article (title, subtitle, caption, etc.). Melody shows you visually when a text exceeds a certain number of characters and suggests solutions to remedy the situation.
Possible modifications according to the rights granted
Depending on the models and the expected editorial flexibility, various functionalities are present allowing the contributor with the necessary rights to adapt the article to its content or vice versa. To change the color of the elements concerned, etc.
Think about the layout as you write.
Have control over the visual rendering of your article, as well as the textual content (depending on your rights, your access and your organization's settings).
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