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. NLA media access has launched eClips Web – 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.

eClips Web advantages

eClips Web feeds are used by media monitoring companies and their end user clients as an alternative or supplement to scraping.

Businesses can track what is being written about their company brand, products or services on multiple newspaper websites simultaneously and in near to real-time, from a fully managed and licensed web feed.

eClips Web allows businesses to monitor sites such as The Times and The Sun which cannot be scraped due to licence restrictions, login or paywalls.

eClips Web process

  • 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 NewsML 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.

eClips Web features

eClips Web offers a number of advantages for businesses monitoring editorial content published on national and regional newspaper websites. We standardise the publisher feeds in order to provide businesses with indexable full-text XML to support monitoring activities and benefit from the following features:

  • On average articles are delivered within 10 minutes of publication on the website
  • Full-text of all articles and versions in XML based on the NewsML standard
  • An archived PDF / HTML copy of the article as it was published
  • Searchable API and option to retrieve content real-time or by date range
  • Rights and libel restrictions and publisher corrections to all article versions
  • Links to the source website or any archived version of the article
  • Key fields such as date, title, author, section and a direct link to the source website

* eClips Web includes The Sun, The Scottish Sun (including Sun on Sunday), The Times, and the Sunday Times. These titles are excluded from the WDL and are not available through any other source because the publisher prohibits any commercial scraping of the websites.


eClips Web Licence Fee Tariff

eClips Web FAQ

eClips Web Title list

Check the eClips Web Titles covered by the NLA media access here

eClips Web Specialist Titles

eClips Web licensees may wish to add extra titles to the core repertoire that they already receive. These titles are purchased individually via eClips Web Specialist, and can be added or removed from your existing feed at any time.

These titles are pay-walled, un-scrapable, B2B specialist subscription
titles that are exclusively available on eClips Web.

Contact Client Services to find out more