“NLA” means Newspaper Licensing Agency
“WDL” means Web Database Licence
“WEUL” means Web End User Licence
“MMO” means Media Monitoring Organisation
MMO – FAQ
What is the NLA media access? Title for This Block
NLA Media Access (NLA) is a publisher-owned rights licensing and publisher services business with a core aim of supporting journalism.
We work on behalf of the UK’s newspaper and magazine publishers. We license organisations to make paper and digital copies of newspaper, magazine and news website content.
The NLA currently licenses over 200,000 businesses and organisations ranging from large government bodies, PLCs, and limited companies to partnerships and public relations agencies.
What is eClips Web?
Many businesses in the UK monitor or aggregate newspaper website content by crawling and scraping
the newspaper sites, building a database of content, then providing either website links or copies of
articles to clients.
eClips Web is a database of publisher controlled website content, based on direct feeds from the
newspaper web CMS (Content Management Systems).
eClips Web allows media monitoring agencies and news aggregators to offer an improved service to
clients with more accurate article metadata and classification, reliable coverage, and faster delivery.
What websites are covered by the eClips web license?
The full repertoire of eClips Web titles is available here*, which includes core titles, premium titles,
supplementary titles and specialist titles.
*Select “NLA database Title list.xlsm”
How will you deliver eClips content to us?
The NLA receives a real-time XML and image feed of web articles from the publisher’s CMS.
Each feed is standardised into a single NewsMLG2 format with consistent and accurate tagging of
dates, headlines, sluglines, sections, author, by-line, and copyright.
The NLA adds the News XML to a central database where it is indexed for searching and available for
download via the eClips Web API.
Media monitoring agencies supply direct links or archived copies of eClips Web articles to end-users
so that businesses can review coverage even if the article has moved, been modified, or is behind a
login or paywall.
What are the service options for eClips Web?
eClips Web offers different levels of service based on what titles an MMO wants to add to its
repertoire of publications:
– Core: The UK National Newspapers, including News UK content which is unavailable
through web-scraping services due to publisher restrictions. Also www.ft.com (providing
the MMO has an existing corporate subscription with the FT).
– Premium: Additional news titles that can be purchased individually
alongside the core repertoire.
– Supplementary Repertoire Package: Two packages that can be purchased as bundles –
Newsquest & Reach (Trinity Mirror).
– Specialist Websites: A growing list of titles that allow access to content that is usually
kept behind paywalls. These titles are mostly B2B and can be purchased individually.
How much will a license for eClips Web cost me?
This will depend on:
– The level of service you require
– The number of clients you are sending content to
– The volume of links, digital copies and paper copies you are sending to clients information on eClips web tariffs can be found here.
How frequently will eClips Web update content?
Our publisher services team are always looking to add further titles to our repertoire. This will mostly
be taken in the form of adding titles to our eClips Web Specialist title list.
We welcome any title requests from our clients.
How long will I be able to access an article stored on eClips Web for?
Web content is available for 100 days after publication (28 days for print) unless you have Extended
Access, which licenses MMO’s to keep content available for 365 days after publication.
What are the reporting requirements?
All MMOs who sign up for eClips must send us a monthly returns form that lists the number of cuttings
for each title sent to each client. This gives the NLA visibility on how much we will need to charge each
MMO per month.
More information is available in our MMO License agreement, which you find on our website here
(search “calculation of fees”).
Clients – FAQ
What license do end users need to access eClips Web?
MMO clients (or Clients) will require a Web End-User Licence.
How do end users access eClips Web?
End users will be provided with a username and password allowing them to login to eClips.
They can then login to eClips simply by clicking on the article links that their MMO provides them with,
which will direct them to a PDF of the article in question, hosted by the NLA. By enabling third-party
cookies, they will only need to enter these details once, before being automatically sent to PDF’s in
future unless their access is revoked.