‘Wash Times’ Site Translates Most Articles Into Downloadable Audio Clips
September 26th, 2007

The Washington Times has launched a new online feature that automatically translates all of the newspaper’s staff-written content, as well as some AP content, into streamed audio and MP3 files, allowing users to listen to articles they would normally read in the print version or online. Editor&Publisher reports.

The text-to-audio system, called Click-2-Listen, was applied to the newspaper’s Web site Friday, allowing users to follow links beside each story to a computer-generated audio file. Visitors to the site can hear the robotic voice reading the text while sitting at their desktops, or can download the audio file onto an MP3 player and listen to it on the go.

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