In today's tutorial we focus on the creation and management of stories which you can find on the left side of the interface. Or, more specific: which you can set up here if you want to save a search for later on.

Creating stories

story bar of

By default you will only see the Research tab, there is no preset story. Even then™ is already a helpful research tool! However, it will not keep you up to date with new content related to your fields of interest. Storing a search in a story fundamentally changes this situation.

When you click on the plus icon, a pop-up opens asking you to name your story: within this story a current search is saved for follow-up so you can keep an eye on it even if you are busy working on another story in the meantime

Pick a significant title to keep the overview easier. If you check the box "Shared Story", this search will be visible for all members of your user group. This is an uncomplicated way to research and work together.

Shared Stories

creating a story

In the overview, you can recognise your shared stories by the symbol that you can see on our screen next to "Corona in Austria". Each story has its own workspace that you can work on independently.

If colleagues shared stories you will find them in the left bottom area. What you can see or do with them depends on the settings the owner has set on his or hers workspace.

Look at the red bubble next to the Boris Johnson story. It informs you about new messages in one of your stories plus their number. Creating stories is a comfortable way to keep informed about developments in your fields of interest. If you want to know more in the story's development over time, you should try™ timeline!

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We here at are proud to be able to assist journalists worldwide to do their work efficiently and carefully. But even today it is still not a given to work in this profession without fear and danger, something that sad cases unfortunately remind us from time to time.

The World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, introduced by the UN General Assembly in 1993, reminds us every year of the fundamental importance of free reporting and journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

Due to COVID-19, the related UN conference in the Netherlands was postponed from the end of April to mid-October, where it will be debated together with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (November 2). Like many other events, they are trying to switch to digital channels in order to be able to celebrate the day in May.

RSF Ranking 2020

Every year RSF produces a world map in which countries are ranked according to their press freedom. Obviously the self-assessment of various countries differs from this, yet the methodology is transparent.

On top of the 2020 ranking is the Scandinavian region, which takes the first four places. After that, there is a colourful mix of the world regions including the 180 countries examined.

We congratulate the top 10 countries on their placement and are curious about further developments in the current year. COVID-19 is not only a dramatic event for the economy. Journalism is challenged by the worldwide pandemic too.

Ranking by RSF

linegraph News coverage on current topics can be compared to a heartbeat: there are ups and downs and sometimes dramatic moments when the graph peaks and the excitement is reflected in the quantity and interval of articles.™' timeline makes these events visible and offers the viewer a number of possibilities. You can easily reach it by clicking on the linegraph at the right side of the tool bar.

full timeline

timeline snippet By hovering the mouse over this area, you can see how the data source is structured. We have already seen this roughly because of the different colors of he lines, now we will have a closer look. Sometimes topics are discussed especially in a certain channel. Learning what was published where and when and to which extent helps you to classify events.

First you will see the totality of all published contributions to your current search. We have chosen to observe the topic "coronavirus" and between the soft curves we discover a striking highlight on 20.04.2020.

Did you know that you can also filter articles from a specific time period? Just left-click on the timeline and hold down the left mouse button while moving from your desired start to end point. The timeline will now adapt
to your selection and only the content of the chosen period will be displayed.

filter by time™' timeline helps you to observe stories in their temporal course. This saves you a lot of time in your research and allows you to follow story developments quickly and easily across multiple channels.

Stay safe and have a good and precious time with your families!

Hoping to see you soon after those challenging times!

All the best,
The team

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We are looking forward to meeting you at the SXSW conference to talk about all the new possibilities of conceptr™ on March 14th.

Join the conversation at Maggie Mae's Austin and learn about how to deliver even faster and better journalism!

The entire team of x.newsTM would like to thank you, our customers and partners, for your trust and loyalty and wishes you a wonderful holiday season.

We are very much looking forward to continuing our successful partnership in 2020!

Please note that we're celebrating our Christmas holidays with our beloved ones from Dec. 24th through Jan. 6th.


x.newsTM will be participating at the upcoming NewsTECHForum taking place at the New York Hilton Dec. 16th-17th . We'll discuss how x.newsTM has supported storytelling and workflows in previous election campaigns and would love to meet up with you in case you are around. It's the last chance to meet up in person in 2019.

Share with us your thoughts of how we could make x.newsTM even better for your daily challenging work.

In case you want to book a meeting right now send us your request here.

thanks to the fantastic support of the federal ministry for digital and economic affairs and the Enterprise Europe Network we are thrilled to be showcasing in both Online and social news channels in Lisbon at the Websummit conference. details here

should you attend the upcoming dpp Tech Leaders briefing in London come by in the "startup zone" and experience the latest features and addOns we offer for our award winning™ application. Looking forward to catching up soon. will be participating in the upcoming Websummit event in Lisbon! We are at the booth of the European Commission. Come by and schedule a meeting with us. information technology gmbh ist ein hochinnovatives österreichisches Start-up mit Sitz im südburgenländischen Pinkafeld. Zur Verstärkung unseres engagierten Entwicklungsteams suchen wir ab sofort


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official press release on the integration of™ with AVID®´s Maestro™ - further details.

Today @ IBC we are launching and demonstrating our next gen AI technology conceptr™. This is the first time we are showing it to the public. Some of its great features are explained here, however there will be more to come over the course of the next few weeks and months.

come by on Monday 15th @ 11am and meet us in the Microsoft Theatre for an expert talk on editorial topics!

Great international promotion by the Federal Ministry of Innovation, FFG and AWS! We are among the best😉 - find us in the section "smart solutions" and then "communication" here! announces the integration of the award winning research platform with AVID´s Maestro graphics solution. the integrated solution can be experienced at the AVID booth at IBC. See the Avid announcement here!

Are you aware of "Everything you need to know" ? If you’re not sure visit us at our partner Qvest Media at stand 3.B40 on Saturday September 14th @ 11 am to learn more about our latest release of™ and all our optional services.

  • you can experience the integration with as well as the launch of conceptr™ in Hall 7.D33 to read the PR klick here.

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very cool story about and the EEN! for the details click on this link:

We are thrilled to welcome the Advantage Austria team SFO as our latest customer. Want to see the story: click here

Join us at the upcoming event in Singapore and experience the latest release of™. We are located in the AVID meeting room 304 on LEVEL 3.

The event in Asia

Join @ Avid Connect Live in Mainz (May 16, 2019) for getting insights from industry experts and Avid solutions! is proud to announce that we were selected for the goSeoul 2019 program organized by the Global Incubator Network and AussenwirtschaftsCenter Seoul, which will take place in September 2019. The finalists pitches were presented at the 4GameChanger Festival on 9thApril 2019. Press Release is delighted to exhibit at NAB 2019 (April 8-11) in Las Vegas at the Avid booth #SU801 and Qvest Media Cloud booth #SU9014. 

Come and find out about our groundbreaking new features. 


Are you going to be the lucky one who is going to win a 6 month subscription for™? Attendees at Avid Connect 2019 in Las Vegas will have the possibility to take part in the raffle. information technology is proud to announce its participation in two exclusive events: Avid MediaCentral | Cloud UX presentation in Madrid (March 12) and Paris (March 13).

Join at AVID Connect, at Hotel Aria, Las Vegas (April 6-7, 2019). Use our special discount code and register now.


Medientage München, the European media conference organizer, has chosen the platform as its main tool for live monitoring and research.

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We are thrilled to announce our new international customer A2, CNN exclusive channel affiliate who has signed up for™ as a service through service provider Tera Adria please see the complete success story here:   xnews_cnn_albanien Bericht aus dem Silicon Valley   ganze Story lesen ...xnew

Medientage München GmbH the organizer of Europe’s biggest media conference, has joined the global growing number of™ clients. Medientage München GmbH  will be using™ as their main tool for live monitoring and research to aggregate content from all relevant new media sources, enabling their users to find topic related information in real-time, collaborate across the team and allow better and more accurate creation of reports for their management. to read the whole press release pls. click here 

Join™ at Medientage München, (October 24-26, 2018). For more information about this exciting event, please visit To schedule a personal demo, please get in touch with us at  

Join at FIBEP World Media Intelligence Congress, Copenhagen (October 1-3, 2018).

Listen to our CEO Andreas Pongratz talk about
Reputation Management and Research in digital newsrooms on Wednesday, October 3rd @ 9.45 am CET

For more information about this exciting event, please visit™ - the cloud-based media reputation management and newsroom research tool - is now integrated with the latest release of the Octopus Newsroom. Read more ... Visit us at IBC - Hall 1, Microsoft booth C27 information technology is proud to announce its collaboration with Masstech Innovation Inc. to integrate “Masstech media wires” into™ on-demand research tool.

Read more about this exciting joint initiative.

At IBC 2018 (September 14-18, Amsterdam), find™ at Microsoft Hall 1 booth C27 or Masstech at Hall 7.C55.

Experience our Media Reputation Management Solution™ live on September 6th, 2018 Moscone West, San Francisco.™ is changing the tech game with the support of Advantage Austria.

Find out more about and this event here ...

At this year's IBC (Sept 14-18, Amsterdam) join us in Hall 1, Microsoft booth #C27 and find out how™ can dramatically improve your workflow, free your creativity and capture your audience.

Book a demo now and attend IBC on us!

To schedule a demo, please get in touch with us at Press Release information technology is delighted to announce the addition of decorated journalist Jonathan Krim (Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, ...) to its strategic advisory board.

Read more ... information technology is proud to have been selected by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) for a major research funding initiative.

The focus of the funded project will be for information technology gmbh to integrate even more Artificial Intelligence components into its flagship product™.

Read more ... information technology is proud to announce their collaboration with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to integrate™, their on-demand research tool, into GV STRATUS, Grass Valley’s video production and content management system.

Find out more ... is a highly innovative company based in Pinkafeld, Austria. Our flagship product™ is a powerful story research tool that transforms the way journalists go about their research.

We are currently looking to hire a software developer to join our team.

Find out more ... Press Release information technology is proud to announce its participation in two important industry events this month: Avid Connect (April 7-8) and NAB (April 9-12) in Las Vegas. version 2.0 is now even more crucial for newsrooms to stay ahead of the game.

Read more ... information technology gmbh ist ein hochinnovatives österreichisches Start-up mit Sitz im südburgenländischen Pinkafeld. Zur Verstärkung unseres engagierten Entwicklungsteams suchen wir ab sofort 2-3 Software-EntwicklerInnen Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier. information technology is excited to announce that they have released™ in the Apple App Store.

The™ app turns any mobile device into a cutting-edge research tool - ideal for many different types of users, from journalists, to marketing and brand analysts of large corporations and government organisations.

The free app is available as of now for existing customers only.

Find out more about the™ app will be exhibiting at NAB 2018 (April 9-12) at the convention Center in Las Vegas. Visitors can experience at AVID's booth #SU801

To book an exclusive one-on-one demo, please email Stefanie Reifbaeck at™ ... everything you need to know is proud to announce they will soon have presence in the heart of the Silicon Valley - thanks to the 'Go Silicon Valley' program of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

Find out more in this article in 'Future Zone' of the Austrian publication Kurier ... will be exhibiting at Avid Connect 2018 at the Wynn in Las Vegas, April 6-8, 2018.

At, we set out to create a high performance story research tool - with™, you can:
- find information 10 times faster
- monitor multiple stories
- be more efficient and creative

To experience™ live at Avid Connect, please book a meeting in advance. Contact

CABSAT will take place from January 14-16, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Center and information technology is proud to be exhibiting its flagship product™ at Avid's stand.

CABSAT is an exclusive gathering of broadcasters and companies specialized in TV & film production, digital entertainment and content delivery.

For more information on CABSAT and to book tickets, please visit: CABSAT DUBAI

As an alliance partner, is proud to be part of Avid's Nordic tour with stops in:

Helsinki – November 14
Oslo – November 16
Stockholm – November 21
Copenhagen – November 23 will be holding presentations on the media cloud era.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

To reserve your space please contact

Microsoft Switzerland will be hosting Media Connect 2017 at the Microsoft HQ in Wallisellen on November 10.
The focus will be on The Digital Transformation of Media.

During this event, our CEO Andreas Pongratz will talk about Journalism 3.0 and how to deal with a “Multiverse” of sources.

For further information and to attend this event, please contact Anne Gottschalk at is a proud sponsor of this year's NewsTECHForum which will take place from December 11-12, 2017 at the New York Hilton.

At NewsTECHForum, professionals from all over the world will gather to advance the art and the technology of news storytelling.

For further details, please visit their site:

RADIO MAX is the live-moderated shopping radio of REWE International AG, the market leader in Austrian food and drugstore trade with more than 2.500 stores.™ is the ideal solution for RADIO MAX because the content contributors work across many different locations. Using™, RADIO MAX can now produce more relevant content faster.

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MTV3 Oy, Finland has chosen™ as their new newsroom research tool.™ is closely integrated into Avid Media Central which makes it easy for journalists to use and quote all sources from™ in their story.

Read more ... information technology is proud to announce that they have formed a strategic partner alliance with Media-Intelligence Agency »OBSERVER«.

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At IBC 2017, will be presenting™ 1.9 with a multitude of coveted new features.

Read more ... information technology is proud to announce its first customer in the US market:
KTBS, the ABC-affiliated television station in Louisiana.

Read more ... information technology will be launching the latest version of™ with great new add-on features and integrations at the IBC 2017 which will take place from September 14th to 19th in Amsterdam.

Experience the latest release live and visit us at the Microsoft booth # MS1, Hall 15.

RADIO MAX, the leading provider for custom in-store radio experiences in food and drug stores across Europe, is now partnering with

Read more about their challenges and why they have chosen™. is proud to participate at the full-day of conferences, keynotes, workshops and technology showcases with an emphasis on:
AI, Data, Security and the Cloud

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Microsoft Technology Center (MTC), New York City
11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036 is proud to be a sponsor of GEN Summit 2017 which will take place from June 21-23 in Vienna
(at the ‘Aula der Wissenschaften’).

Why you should not miss this event:
Over 750 editors-in-chief and media innovators from over 70 countries will come together to discuss:
Disruption (21 June), Innovation (22 June) and Cooperation (23 June).

Come by our booth at GEN EXPO on the first floor of the venue, where we can tell you all about™, our ground-breaking research tool, and what it can do for you. information technology will be exhibiting it's award-winning research tool at Broadcast Asia which will take place from May 23rd to 25th in Singapore.

Experience how™ is integrated inside Media Central and visit us at the Avid Stand # 4T2-01.

Die Software™ wird von Medienunternehmen in aller Welt für Recherche und Kollaboration verwendet. In Österreich zählen Red Bull Media House und Heute zu den Kunden.

Lesen Sie in der aktuellen Ausgabe des Horizont wie™ funktioniert.

Horizont - die österreichische Wochenzeitung für Werbung, Marketing und Medien™ has been selected by the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) as one of its principal tools to monitor and search the media worldwide.

Read more ...

“Heute” and “” are among Austria’s leading newspapers and on-line news providers.

Read more about the challenges of their newsroom and how™ proved itself as their story-research tool. will be showcasing™ 1.8 with many great new features including MOT™ (More On This) at Avid Connect and NAB in Las Vegas.

To find out more, please follow this link.

Avid Connect brings together the media and entertainment industry's most dynamic innovations and cutting-edge technologies. is proud to be an Avid Alliance Partner, our flagship product™ is also Avid Platform Certified.

Stop by and get a demo of our revolutionary on-demand research tool for newsrooms.

April 22-23 at the Wynn, Las Vegas.

Visit us at the Microsoft Booth SL6710 at NAB Las Vegas, from April 24-27, 2017.

Read more ... information technology is very proud to announce that they have been certified as Avid Alliance Partner Product.

Avid Certified Alliance Partner Products are a unique collection of innovative solutions with connectivity to the Avid MediaCentral Platform. These solutions are available through Avid’s worldwide sales network.

Read more ... information technology is very excited to announce that they received the coveted TVB Award in the category Best of show @ IBC2016.

Read more ... information technology is thrilled to announce that as of October 10, 2016 Tony Emerson has joined the strategic advisory board.

Tony Emerson currently acts as Managing Director for Media and Cable at Microsoft, manages Microsoft’s Media Industry Solutions Ecosystem as well as leading Microsoft’s involvement at both the National Association of Broadcasters Exhibition and International Broadcasting Conference.

Read more ... information technology is thrilled to announce that as of September 29, 2016 Dr. Stefan Ebner has joined the strategic advisory board.

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SAIL LABS Technology (‘Speech-Artificial-Intelligence-Language-Laboratories’) is one of the world’s leading innovators in the field of speech technology, creating high-end software for speech and multimedia analysis solutions.

Read more about the strategic cooperation between and SAIL LABS Technology ... information technology is thrilled to announce that as of September 6th Andreas Gall has joined the strategic advisory board as chairman.

To find out more, please follow the link below:
Andreas Gall joins' strategic advisory board as chairman

The Red Bull Media House Technology CTO Department have been looking for a tool that would allow them to research everything they need - from the web, social media and agencies - at a glance, and in a single interface. They also wanted to be able to set filters and have alert functions to notify their team when something important happens in the global market.
That’s why Red Bull Media House Technology have now adopted™.

Read more ...™ - the award winning research tool for media and enterprise - featured by global brands at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam: Microsoft, Avid, Ross, Dalet.

To find out more, please follow the link below: at IBC 2016 ist stolzer Partner der Österreichischen Medientage, die am 21. und 22. September 2016 auf dem WU Campus in Wien stattfinden werden.

Die Österreichischen Medientage Wien sind ein Fachkongress für die Medien- und Kommunikationswirtschaft. In verschiedenen Panelen setzen sich die wichtigsten Meinungsführer und Repräsentanten der Medien- und Kommunikations- sowie Marketingwirtschaft mit den Schwerpunktthemen der Wiener Medientage auseinander. is happy to announce that we are's Featured Website of the Week! is a premium Online Technology Community. They feature select Technology related websites every week that they find interesting and commendable. They partner with ( to provide the lastest Component and Technology News. from today on will be globally available through the "Microsoft Partner Sales Connect"

That is a big step forward for us to reach worldwide customers. From now on AVID will distribute to their customers through their global network of partners and employees.  Thank you Alan, Ed, Dennis, Vadym and Stefan to achieve that so quick with our team. information technology gmbh is proud to announce they have been invited to give a speech at the news:rewired digital journalism event which will take place on July 20th, 2016 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

To find out more, please follow the link below: at news:rewired London is proud to announce that Avid has certified its flagship product as part of its Alliance Partner program.    
To find out more, please follow the link below:
Global Alliance Collaboration with Avid Press Release' source monitoring improves the way journalists work in newsrooms. To find out more, please follow the link below: Microsoft Azure Case Study information technology is proud to announce it has been nominated by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber as one of Austria’s Born Global Champions.

To find out more, please follow the link below:
Austria's Born Global Champion information technology ist ein junges Unternehmen mit Sitz in Pinkafeld (Burgenland). Wir entwickeln ein innovatives Recherche-Werkzeug für Journalisten, welches derzeit am Markt etabliert wird. Als Dienstleister unterstützen wir unsere Kunden bei der Entwicklung komplexer Software Lösungen mit Schwerpunkt Java. Zur Verstärkung unseres Entwicklungsteams suchen wir ab sofort eine/n Software-EntwicklerIn information technology is a highly innovative start-up based in Pinkafeld, Austria.
We have developed a cutting-edge story research tool for journalists and are now in the process of establishing™, our on demand-solution, in the market.
As service providers, we are supporting our customers in developing complex software solutions with main emphasis on Java.

To support our development team, we are looking for a SOFTWARE DEVELOPER. information technology gmbh will participate at this year's GEN Summit in Vienna (June 15-17, 2016).
The Global Editors Network (GEN) is the number one conference for media innovators from around the world.

To find out more about @ GEN Summit Vienna, please follow the link below:™ shines at GEN Summit 2016 today announced their integration with Microsoft OneNote, allowing journalists' research to be published onto Office 365 and easily shared.

To find out more about and Microsoft OneNote, please follow the link below: and Microsoft OneNote

Ross Video announces their partnership with to integrate their research and intelligence tools into Inception News. Together Ross and will provide a seamless solution for story research.

To find out more about and Ross Video, please follow the link below:
Ross Video and, the story research tool for the modern newsroom, is now integrated with the Dalet Galaxy media asset management (MAM) and NCRS platform, enabling journalist to search for Dalet content within and to publish into Dalet.

To find out more about and Dalet, please follow the link below: integration with Dalet Galaxy, the cloud-based newsroom research tool, is now available as a fully integrated plug-in into the Avid MediaCentral platform, enabling journalists to keep track of story developments from a wide range of sources.

To find out more about and Avid, please follow the link below: collaborates with Avid

BBC Monitoring, which monitors and reports on media from around the world, is using to support a pilot in its Russian team to explore ways of working more efficiently. is a research tool for the modern newsroom that brings together many sources of information into a single web interface.

For information about and BBC Monitoring, please follow the link below:
BBC Monitoring selects

The new release of includes a brand new feature called 'flexible panels' that enables journalists to customize the display of incoming information to deliver high quality stories faster.

To find out more about, our cutting-edge research tool for the modern newsroom, please follow the link below:
PR NAB16 - new release

great support from the global DX team of Microsoft   Microsoft Azure ISV Datasheet -


An international jury has awarded information technology gmbh - and its product - an aws impulse XL grant from the "austria wirtschaftsservice" (aws), recognising it as a highly innovative product. aws will co-fund the further development of the new and innovative features over the next 12 months, enabling the company to keep ahead of its competition and increase its market share. Andy Pongratz, CEO, said "We are thrilled that this international jury has judged™ - our research platform for journalists - to be a game changer in the market of digital journalism."

thanks to Jordan Friedman, Tony Emerson and Mukund Mohan we were able to showcase to the attendees from all over the globe at the INMA mobile strategy event Tony (MD Microsoft  Media and Cable/left)  and Mukund (Director Microsoft Ventures and Strategy/right and a real  Bayern München Fan) enjoyed this successful event as much as I did. was gaining a huge interest from over 70 key opinion leader in the european media space during the recent The Near Future Summit in Zürs. Thank you Rudi Klausnitzer for giving us the opportunity to present to such a great and unique audience. Andy and the team will be exhibiting at ACA 2016 should you be around let us know so we can arrange a meeting there. AVID CONNECT 2016

We will be in Las Vegas showing integrated with a selected  group of premium partners. the details will be sent out once we get closer to the event - so please come back and find further details. your team NABShow 2016    

We will be showcasing the latest version of march 10th-11th stay tuned! further details can be found INMA Mobile Strategies Conference

Bildschirmfoto 2016-03-03 um 17.56.16 March 5th - 8th will keep you updated your team