Newsroom Computer System. The name sprang up when the only computer in a TV news area was used for storing and editing the text available from news services. It also created the running order for the bulletin and was interfaced to many other devices around the production studio. Today the NRCS lives on… but it is no longer the only computer around the newsroom! All journalists can access the the NRCS which stores all the video, audio, text needed for them to edit their story at their workstation, which could be anywhere. Also rundowns, prompter scripts and more tasks are undertaken by modern NRCS that may link more systems, such as video editing.
See also: MOS