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E.W. Scripps' Second Largest Newspaper to Deploy SAXOTECH Editorial
Tampa, Fla. – August 2, 2005 –SAXOTECH Inc., a leading software development and systems implementations company exclusively serving the publishing industry, today announced the Ventura County Star – the dominant newspaper in Ventura County California – has selected SAXOTECH Editorial™ to provide its next-generation editorial workflow and content management system for their large newsroom production environment.

This E.W. Scripps six-edition daily newspaper will implement a 119-seat SAXOTECH Editorial system to replace their existing QPS publishing system. Switching to the SAXOTECH platform will empower Ventura County Star reporters and editors to streamline activities and increase efficiencies associated with the daily publication of a major newspaper.

“We serve a very large and diverse community and as a result we need a technology solution that empowers our staff to be more efficient in gathering and reporting news,” said Tim Gallagher, publisher, Ventura County Star. “We chose SAXOTECH for their ability to deliver a solution that helps us increase productivity and collaboration between reporters and editors. Simply put – SAXOTECH Editorial allows us to focus on reporting and delivering news.”

The solution selected by The Ventura County Star will leverage SAXOTECH Editorial’s tight integration with Adobe InCopy and InDesign to create a more collaborative editorial process and help speed production workflow. To enhance the overall publishing experience, Ventura will also deploy a set of add-on components to streamline research, image processing, integration of wire stories and images as well as ad system integration. Additionally, Ventura’s deployment includes the powerful SAXOTECH Archive.

“The Ventura County Star is one of America’s premier newspapers and we are excited to have them join the growing family of SAXOTECH customers,” said Anders Christiansen, CEO and president, SAXOTECH, Inc. “Ventura’s investment in SAXOTECH technology underscores their commitment to creating and maintaining a collaborative environment to help deliver news to their dynamic and diverse readership. We look forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come.”

About the Ventura County Star
The Ventura County Star is a six-edition newspaper serving the communities of Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura. Located approximately 55 miles north of Los Angeles, Ventura County covers an 1,800 square-mile region and has a population of 730,000 residents. The Star is by far the dominant newspaper in the county, with twice the circulation of the Los Angeles Times and almost five times the circulation of the Los Angeles Daily News. The Star also has one of the highest household penetration rates in Southern California, reaching 40 percent of its primary market area as compared to most other newspapers.

About SAXOTECH, Inc
SAXOTECH, Inc is a software development and systems implementation company founded in 1993 to exclusively serve the publishing industry. Our scalable, easy-to-implement solutions are used to plan, create, edit and publish news for multiple channels and are backed by world-class customer support. Today SAXOTECH’s software products are used by over 300 news organizations around the world.