The NewsCodes Working Group is happy to announce the August 2020 update to IPTC NewsCodes.
Here’s an overview of the changes in this release:
Namerole vocabulary changes
Media Topics vocabulary changes
- Fixed multi-parent bug on medtop:20000175 “buyback”, medtop:20000184 “restructuring and recapitalisation”, and medtop:20000186 “stock activity”, the bug was introduced in a previous GitHub merge.
- Moved medtop:20000179 “earnings forecast” to be under medtop:20000171 “business finance”.
Label and definition changes:
- Fixing spelling error “sufferring” in definition of medtop:20000819 “long term care”.
- Changes to labels and definitions for medtop:20000617 “upper house” and medtop:20000616 “lower house”.
- Changed definition of medtop:20000241 “real estate” to include renting.
- medtop:20000588 changed from “censorship” to “censorship and freedom of speech”.
- medtop:20001290 “public housing”
- medtop:20001291 “heating and cooling”
- medtop:20001292 “economic development incentive”
- medtop:20001293 “streaming service”
- medtop:20001294 “crowdfunding”
- medtop:20001295 “outsourcing”
- medtop:20001296 “shopping mall”
- medtop:20001297 “shopping district and high street”
- medtop:20001298 “artificial intelligence”
- medtop:20001299 “surveillance”
- medtop:20001300 “privacy”
NewsCodes Guidelines changes
- Fix broken link and added FAQ about contributing suggestions.
As always, HTML browseable versions of the MediaTopics can be found at https://www.iptc.org/std/NewsCodes/treeview/mediatopic/mediatopic-en-GB.html and an Excel version at https://www.iptc.org/std/NewsCodes/IPTC-MediaTopic-NewsCodes.xlsx.
Thanks very much to our Working Group members and contributors, especially Ritzau in Denmark and Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Australia, for their suggestions and support.
Update on 16 September 2020: Chinese translations of new terms are now added.
Please note that the textual changes are currently available in the Danish (dk), Chinese (zh-Hans), English (en-GB), Portuguese (pt-PT and pt-BR for Brazil), Norwegian (no) and Swedish-language (se) versions. More translated versions of the MediaTopics NewsCodes will be made available when their maintainers have updated them.