Dow Jones Enhances Factiva to Improve Search Efficiency and Newsletter Capabilities

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NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones today announced a series of customer-driven enhancements to the Factiva product designed to increase search efficiency and refine newsletter capabilities. The changes are effective immediately.

"We're delighted to release these enhancements, as they reflect direct feedback from our customers," said Frank Filippo, head of User Experience for Institutional Product at Dow Jones. "This is the first in a series of improvements that will deliver to customers the exact information they need, better and faster than ever."

This round of enhancements responds to customer feedback over the past year and will seamlessly improve the overall user experience.

Updates to Search will enable users to find the best content, faster:

  • Increased Saved Searches: The number of saved searches a user can create has increased from 25 to 100 for all users, streamlining the search process and increasing the number of media analytic charts a user can create.
  • Source List Flexibility: Users are now able to multi-select source lists and individual sources, lessening the number of searches a user needs to run. Additionally, the Source Information pane indicates when a specific source is included in a user's source list.
  • Search Summary Improvements: To simplify due diligence, summaries for searches that did not yield any results can now be printed with a time stamp and a Saved Search Name, if applicable.
  • Removing Podcasts from Workspaces: To simplify the Workspace, Podcasts are no longer available on the publishing page.
  • Increased Workspace Limit: The number of available Workspaces has increased to 50, allowing users to maximize how they use their search results.
  • Adding Code Descriptions to Screening: Descriptions of industry, subject and region codes have been added to Screening so users are better informed about how the codes are defined.

Key improvements to Newsletter Builder will streamline the process for creating and downloading a newsletter:

  • New Save Option in Factiva Newsletter Builder: A "Save" button has been added throughout the Factiva Newsletter Builder, enabling users to save their progress at any stage.
  • Newsletter Default Date: Users can choose to set a default Newsletter date so that it will always reflect the current day without any future action.
  • Newsletter Download Enhancements: PDF and RTF versions of a newsletter are now available for downloading immediately after publishing. Also, the file name now reflects the Edition Name, offering users the option to customize it.
  • Image Upload Guidelines: File size guidelines have been added to the Image Upload page in the Newsletter Builder.
  • Updated Newsletter Message: A user will be prompted to "Create a Newsletter" when they first attempt to add content from a Factiva Search.

A multi-language enhancement will improve users' ability to find content across multiple languages:

  • Language Filter in Discovery Pane: Content languages can now be filtered using the Discovery pane, enabling users to change the languages in a results set without modifying the search.

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About Dow Jones

Dow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations via newspapers, Web sites, apps, video, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, and radio. Dow Jones has produced unrivalled quality content for over 120 years and today has one of the world's largest news-gathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, including The Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation. Other premier brands include Barron's, MarketWatch, DJX and Factiva. Dow Jones publishes in 13 languages and distributes content in 28 languages, combining technology with news and data to support business decision making. The company pioneered the first successful paid online news site and its industry leading innovation enables it to serve customers wherever they may be, via the Web, mobile devices, Internet-connected televisions, and tablets.

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