New Feature Friday: Media Monitoring/Analysis Tools, NewsLists Updates, and More!


We’re excited to announce the latest round of new features to Grabien’s platform.

Here’s a rundown of what we’ve added:

— Media Coverage Reporting: Enterprise users can now go the NewsBase, choose stations/shows they want to research, enter a timeframe, and then a search term, and then click the graph button underneath the “Clear” button. This will create reports on how often the term is used on the stations/shows you’re searching. If you enter a timeframe that’s less than a month, you’ll see an option for displaying daily reporting. As a practical example, you can enter a search term (i.e., “Roger Stone”), and then compare how one station/show is covering a story versus another. This data can be exported to Excel for generating graphs, etc. 

— Subscription Alerts. Users can create alerts for specific search terms and receive email notices whenever these terms popup in Grabien’s various databases. To do so, log into your account, and then click the “Account” dropdown menu; select “Subscriptions.” On this page you can create a new alert as well as manage which databases you’re interested in monitoring. After creating an alert, you’ll receive an email whenever that term appears in the multimedia databases you’ve selected. NOTE: This feature is currently free; however, on Feb. 15th, it will only be available to Enterprise accounts. 

— NewsLists Upgrades. Our news organization site,, has a number of new features as well. When users create a new list, they can now add additional columns from the usual default layout; the order of the columns can now be managed; and, if selected, the items can be enumerated. Stay tuned for another exciting NewsLists feature coming soon.  

— Search Tools. All of Grabien’s multimedia databases (the ClipsBank, NewsBase, PhotoBank, RadioBankPodBank, TranscriptBank) are now easily searchable using text-based keywords. Users can also now use tools for greater precision searching. Examples:

— “Keywords in quotes” will search for this exact phrase.

— A multiple keyword search without double quotes will search all of these words, but results will not necessarily include these words in the exact order typed. 

— Entering two search terms with a minus before the latter will search for the first term but not show results that contain the second. (For example, “hello -world” will only show results that have the word “hello” but not “world.”)

— Using a spacer will search for either term. (For example, “hello | world” will only show results that either have the keyword “hello” or “world.”)

— Adding a caret before a keyword will show results where that keyword is the first word used. (For example, “^hello” will only show results the word “hello” as the first word of the transcript/clip title/etc.)

— Adding a dollar sign after a keyword only show results where the keyword comes at the end. (For example, “hello$” will only show results the word “hello” at the end of the transcript/clip title/etc.)  

— Using double “less than” signs between keyword terms will only show results that have the keywords in the specified order. (For example, “Hello « world « bye,” would only show results that have these three keywords in this exact order.

That’s it for now.

Thanks & Happy Friday,