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Specification

The IPTC specifies for NewsML-G2 (including EventsML-G2 and SportsML-G2):

  • A data model
  • A set of properties to hold general news content and packages thereof, structured information about concepts and means for exchanging editorial planning information plus a news message for transmissions purposes.
  • A technical implementation of the specifications into XML Schema

The NewsML-G2 documents are published ...

  • as Annual Release once a year: XML Schemas with documentation, textual specification document, Guideline documents, schema matrix and examples.
  • as Developer Release two times a year: XML Schemas with documentation, schema matrix.

Latest Release

Version 2.19 (released November 2014) is a Developer Release of NewsML-G2 documents:

More information on the latest Catalog file covering IPTC's controlled vocabularies for NewsML-G2 can be found on this page

Annual Releases

Version 2.18 was the Annual Release of 2014.

Full NewsML-G2 2.18 specification zip-package with XML Schemas (including all corresponding G2 NewsArchitecture XML Schema files), the "G2 Guidelines for Implementers" (revision 7) and some examples DOWNLOAD>

Version 2.15 was the Annual Release of 2013.

Full NewsML-G2 2.15 specification zip-package with XML Schemas (including all corresponding G2 NewsArchitecture XML Schema files), the "G2 Guidelines for Implementers" (revision 6) and some examples DOWNLOAD>

Version 2.12 was the Annual Release of 2012.

Full NewsML-G2 2.12 specification zip-package with XML Schemas (including all corresponding G2 NewsArchitecture XML Schema files), the "G2 Guidelines for Implementers" (revision 5) and some examples DOWNLOAD>

Version 2.9 was the Annual Release of 2011.

Full NewsML-G2 2.9 specification zip-package with XML Schemas (including all corresponding G2 NewsArchitecture XML Schema files), the "G2 Guidelines for Implementers" (revision 4) and some examples DOWNLOAD>

Version 2.7 was the Annual Release of 2010.

Full NewsML-G2 2.7 specification zip-package with XML Schemas (including all corresponding G2 NewsArchitecture XML Schema files), the "G2 Guidelines for Implementers" (revision 3) and some examples DOWNLOAD>

Version 2.4 was the Annual Release of 2009.

Full NewsML-G2 2.4 specification zip-package with XML Schemas (including all corresponding G2 NewsArchitecture XML Schema files), the full specification documents (PDF), the "G2 Guidelines for Implementers" (revision 2) and some examples
DOWNLOAD>

Version 2.2 was a minor update in 2009.

Full NewsML-G2 2.2 specification zip-package with XML Schemas, the specification document (PDF), the "G2 Guidelines for Implementers" and some examples (including all corresponding G2 NewsArchitecture XML Schema files)

Version 2.0 was the inital release in March 2008.

The specification files can be found in this server directory:

http://www.iptc.org/std/NewsML-G2/2.0/specification/
 

NEWSML-G2 IN A NUTSHELL

Quick Start Guides

Guides for taking first steps NewsML-G2 basics, text, pictures and video news and packages of news.

Latest versions

Latest version: 2.19

Latest Annual Release: version 2.18 (November 2014)

See the Specification and Documentation tabs in the navigation bar on the top of this page to download the latest files.