In Newscoop, topics are the subject matters assigned by editors and journalists to articles, so that related articles can be identified and displayed together. A root topic can have many subtopics; for example: the sports root topic could have the subtopics football, basketball, and water polo. An individual article may have several root topics or subtopics assigned to it.
To review or create topics, click Configure on the main navigation menu, then click Topics from the sub-menu. On the right side of the Topics management page which will appear, click the expand/collapse button (with a double-headed arrow icon) to see the subtopics in the Tree of topics.
Topics can be re-ordered by dragging and dropping. Depending on your publication's templates, changes to topic ordering that you make may be reflected in lists of topics displayed to the publication's readers.
If you wish, you can filter the available topics using the Show Topics in Language drop-down menu on the right side. The icon for the selected language will be shown in blue. If a topic has not been translated into the selected language yet, the topic language will have a red icon.
To add a new root topic, select a language from the drop-down menu and enter a word or phrase in the Add root topic field. Then click the Add button.
To rename a topic, mouse over the topic row and click the Edit Topic button, which has a pencil icon and will appear to the right of the topic or subtopic name. The name row will expand to show an editable field. Update the name, and then click the Save button.
You can translate topic names so that they appear in the correct language when a journalist is editing a translated article. To translate a topic, click the Edit topic button (with the pencil icon) to display the Add Translation field for that topic. Select the language you are translating into from the drop-down menu on the left, enter the translation of the topic name, and then click the Add button.
If you translate a subtopic and its parent has not yet been translated, the parent topic will appear in its original language until you translate it.
To add a subtopic, click the plus button on the row of the existing topic or subtopic you want to put the new subtopic under. Enter a word or phrase into the Add Subtopic field, then click the Add button.
The new subtopic will appear underneath its parent topic in the tree of topics.
You can delete a specific topic or subtopic using the trashcan icon, on the right side of its row. Newscoop will warn you that any subtopics and translations will also be removed.
If you attempt to delete a topic currently in use by one or more articles, Newscoop will warn you that the topic and any subtopics will be detatched from the articles in question.
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