NewsML is an XML standard designed to provide a media-independent, structural framework for multi-media news. NewsML was developed by — and is a registered trademark of — the IPTC. It is structure based, leaving layout and other presentational features to style sheets and other presentation languages such as XHTML or SMIL.
It has also been adopted as Japanese Industry Standard (JIS) X7201:2005.
Although superseded in 2008 by NewsML-G2, NewsML 1 (as the original NewsML is now known) remains popular outside North America (especially in Asia) and is still supported by the IPTC.