NITF: The News Industry Text Format

NITF is a format for textual news stories; it complements NewsML, which describes packaging and metadata. NITF borrows large parts of its structure from HTML, but adds additional element types for marking up news-specific content. Several major news providers, including the New York Times and the Associated Press, either use or intend to use NITF for their news feeds.


The NITF home page.

NITF 2.5 Announcement

Press release for the publication of NITF 2.5 on 2000-09-20.

NITF version 2.0

Documentation for NITF version 2.0.

NITF Tutorial

A very brief IPTC tutorial for NITF, giving a broad structural overview.


The NITF users forum.


Discussion of NITF standards development.

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