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Newscoop is a CMS designed for news organisations.
Developer(s) Sourcefabric
Initial release 2011
Stable release 4.2.4 / 24 September 2014
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, German, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish
Type Content management framework, Content management system, Community and Blog software
License GNU General Public License v3

Newscoop is a free and open source multilingual content management system for news websites,[1] formerly known as Campsite. On January 17, 2011, Sourcefabric announced the renaming of Campsite to Newscoop.[2]


Newscoop 3.5 was released on 31 January 2011 and featured multi-author management, a geolocation interface, increased speed and a new interface tailored for journalists.[3]

Newscoop 3.5.1 was released on 18 February 2011 as a security update to 3.5 and fixed an XSS vulnerability in the admin login page plus front end vulnerabilities to Cross-Site Scripting attacks.[4]

Newscoop 3.5.2 was released on 15 March 2011. It added a new plug-in that provides reCAPTCHA service support and improvements to the dashboard and article edit screen andsupport for uploading multiple files to the Media Archive. A new template called "The Journalist" was also included. The update addressed more than 60 bugs found in the previous version, some of which to relate to improving security.[5]

Newscoop 3.5.3 was released on May 19 and fixed bugs relating to search, article lists, article editing and installation.[6]

Newscoop 4 was released on 25 April 2012 and featured an "overhauled media archive, drag-and-drop front page management and a range of citizen journalist tools."[7]

SoundCloud support, allowing users to edit, upload and manage SoundCloud files, was announced in May 2011.[8]

Newscoop has a user-generated manual hosted by FLOSS Manuals.[9]


Sites using Newscoop include (now work with WordPress) and West Africa Democracy Radio who launched a news platform that incorporated Newscoop on April 1, 2011.[10] This platform won Special Distinction in the Knight Batten Innovations in Journalism Award 2011.[11]

Newscoop is also being used by Malaysiakini in Malaysia, El Faro in El Salvador and El Periodico in Guatemala.[12]


  1. ^ "Newscoop homepage". 
  2. ^ "New open source organization is dedicated to quality journalism". 
  3. ^!.htm
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  5. ^ "Newscoop open source CMS for journalists updated". 
  6. ^ "Newscoop 3.5.3 CMS Released for Journalists". 
  7. ^ "Sourcefabric and West Africa Democracy Radio have added SoundCloud support to Newscoop". 
  8. ^ "Sourcefabric to launch Newscoop 4 at Festival". 
  9. ^
  10. ^ "West Africa Democracy Radio launches open source news platform.". 
  11. ^ "Knight-Batten Awards - 2011 Winners.". 
  12. ^ "For non-technical journalists, a free platform.".