HSPA’s content-sharing site, www.HSPAInfo.net, now exports every story, photo and caption into an ftp directory where the content is available to extract.
The text files are ASCII, and the photos are jpg format.
Any newspaper with a front-end system capable of getting the material via ftp need only request a user account by emailing InfoNet editor John DePrez Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories are dropped into it hourly, and the process keeps the past three days’ content in the active folder.
HSPA and partner 1Up! worked with Home News Enterprises to develop the ftp capability. HNE has been pulling content and importing it into the front-end system it uses for several weeks successfully.