Annenberg TV News (ATVN) uses iNews software for its rundowns, wires and assignment planning. The rundown is the blueprint for the newscast. It has at least one line for each story, and each line has various columns or fields with important information needed by the producer, the writers, the reporters and the director. The producer will fill out the information in the various fields. Writers and reporters must refer to the rundown to know how to write their stories.
Here is a written guide on how to use iNews.