16 May 2019
We’ve been beavering away to optimise how we manage news behind the new NZ Herald paywall.
Earlier this week we rolled out a bunch of changes to clearly identify affected news and give you some new options.
Paywall stories are a little different than other news in Fuseworks, in that you need an NZH subscription to see the whole story (we’re still indexing the full text in the normal way – so we can surface it for you).
Since not everyone has a subscription, and corporate subscription options aren’t yet available (we hear they’re coming 🙏) – we’re giving you the ability to include, or exclude NZH paywall news, based on your preference.
The main changes we’ve made are:
Tagging of stories behind the paywall
All NZH paywall stories are identified with [PAYWALL] within the app and in email reports and newsletters.
New report option
When you create a new report, or edit an existing one, you now have an additional option to select – ‘Don’t send news behind a paywall’.
This lets you tailor what’s included for different audiences. For example, you might want to include paywall news in reports that go to the communications team – but exclude it from reports distributed to the wider organisation.
Currently, this feature will only include/exclude news behind the NZH paywall. Other paywall news (ie: from NBR or NZ Doctor) will still be included in your reports. We’re working to extend the feature to apply to other sources.
In search and in folders there’s a new option to filter results to show/hide paywall news.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact your Fuseworks account manager.