The news industry’s technical standards body has formally ratified v1.0 of its NewsML and announced that it is ready for production use. At its Autumn Meeting in Amsterdam there was unanimous acceptance amongst the membership that the NewsML v1.0 DTD be formally released having completed a period of beta testing. An updated DTD, functional specification and accompanying examples are now available and a number of members – Agence France-Presse, BusinessWire, Press Association, Reuters, ScreamingMedia, UPI, and Dow Jones – have already declared their intention to utilize the new standard. The IPTC will initiate new work programs to ensure that NewsML evolves as a standard and achieves widespread acceptance. The DTD for NewsML v1.0, together with a functional specification, supporting documents and background papers can be found on the IPTC web site at The DTD is available as a rights-free standard but it remains the intellectual property of the IPTC.