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Roadmap

Find out which new features and functions are coming to the next releases of our award-winning headless CMS Superdesk right here on our roadmap page.

Planning module improvements 

Our native forward planning tool being used by news agencies around the world will become even more efficient thanks to the following enhancements:

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Target release date: Q3 2021

Production API enhancements

These upgrades will allow third party apps to read content that is still being processed in Superdesk in order to provide insight into newsroom activity:

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Target release date: Q3 2021

Improved freelancer workflow

Collaborate more easily with external contributors thanks to more granular controls in the following areas:

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Target release date: Q3 2021


System-wide message for users

Notify all users in Superdesk of planned maintenance or any other event with this function.

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Target release date: Q3 2021


Planned for Superdesk 2.3 and after

Content profiles for additional news items 

Superdesk offers content profiles for content types other than standard articles, such as events and planning items as well as media items such as videos and images. Previously these profiles had to be manually configured for each client, but now this functionality will be built into the standard version of Superdesk.

Masterdesk multi-view

In addition to having an overview of all desks, it will be possible to have a single view of one desk without being a member of it.

Improved image re-use

It will be possible to send the same image with multiple text items instead of requiring the image to be re-attached or uploaded to a news story.


Wish List

Though these features aren’t currently on our roadmap for Superdesk, they would add useful functions to the system. If you might be interested in co-developing them with us, please get in touch.

Publishing quick check

Monitor your output more easily with improvements to the Publish queue in Superdesk. See at a glance whether a content item was published successfully or get notified right away if action needs to be taken in the event of a publishing error.

Knowledge base

Create a custom database of the terms used most often in your organisation. Whether it’s a glossary of specialised words, or consists of references to certain people or places, having your own knowledge base in Superdesk will improve the consistency of your content and the efficiency of your workflows.

Enhancing the packaging feature

As part of improving image handling in Superdesk more broadly, this would be a specific enhancement for packages containing image galleries and specific media items. The workflow for creating and publishing a package would be redesigned around specific newsroom requirements.

Infographic management

Based on metadata, this would enable media items containing infographics to be indexed independent of the particular file or media type (png, jpg, JS, embeds, ai).

Rights management 

This functionality would help publishers and news agencies manage both rights-based limitations to the geographical usage of news items as well as time-based restrictions for the usage of images and videos.

Photo desk

This would improve the handling of pictures in Superdesk with regard to type of media and publishing needs.

Mobile-friendly Superdesk

A lighter-weight, simplified version of the Superdesk editorial interface, this is aimed at facilitating collaboration among freelancers working with news organisations as well as staff reporters who are physically outside the newsroom and filing their stories from a mobile device.

Enhancements to the Planning component

To make editorial planning more flexible, there will be a new option for assignments based on news items other than text. Other planned enhancements include resource planning capabilities such as an overview into which reporters are available, and/or are currently working on other assignments.

Print plugin

For those news organisations that publish to print, this plugin would integrate Superdesk output with Adobe InDesign, the industry standard software for print layout. Content published to digital channels from Superdesk would also be simultaneously passed to InDesign for parallel publication in print.

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