This is the first official weekly report from the FCC Digital Team providing updates from the past week (July 13-20, 2018). Inside this update you will find a status report on current project along with a report on the status of all products supported by FCC Digital.

CUE Implementation Project

Current Sprint

Sprint 11 (07/13/18 to 07/27/18)
FCC Resources: ~7
CCI Resources: ~3

Sprint Goals





Migration goal of validating at least 15 publications worth of cross-published Inforum content has been exceeded. All cross-published content for Inforum has been exported and validated and is ready for import.

Additional Design tasks are being considered for inclusion into the Sprint.

Migration options have been weighed and a process has been selected to prevent the delay of additional site launches on CUE.

UAT process is being defined along with the creation of UAT/QA test cases to be completed prior to Inforum/FNS team training.


Progress on Integrations (Auto Cross Publishing, Nativo) has been stalling due to configuration issues with CUE environments (Video Transcoding, Staging SOLR issues). This has removed Nahian as a developer resource for integration questions and support.

Morale issues with the Digital/Development leadership and Product Management.

Sprint Reports

FCC Digital Sprint 11

CCI Sprint 11

Historical Team Velocity

Project Progress Updates

There is a large increase in issue counts this week due to bulk creation of migration tasks. This will help ensure that issues are available for the migration of all content from all publications.

Large increase in MoSCoW counts are due to the inclusion of all Jira tasks (past, current and future) to give a better picture of what is done, what is being worked on, what is being considered and what is waiting to be done.

The below cumulative flow diagram shows the current status of all tasks in Jira.

Long Term Product Support

Updates from 07/13/18 to 07/20/18

Drupal News Websites

Updated WDAY Logo and Favicon

Updated WDAZ Logo and Favicon

Updated Meteorologist List on /weather page

Updated Ads.txt file

Currently Unaddressed Issues

Drupal News Websites

Redirect Module Bug – When an article title or category is updated, the redirect module will occasionally fail to properly create the correct 301 redirect. Resulting in a 404 error.

File Upload Bug – Occasionally users will get an AJAX error when attempting to upload photos to the website.

Access Denied Bug – User session cookies will occasionally corrupt and remove the ability for newsroom users to access the Drupal Admin.

Facebook links from https – Facebook shares are not pulling in images when using the https version of the URL.

Google Drive Integration not functioning for LC News Chronicle

Park Rapids and Worthington Paid Political Letters – Add importing from iServices for these two sites.

Lakes Group Legals Update – Updates to the Lakes Group sites to display Legal Notices.

Drupal Database issues with Master/Slave handling – Even when explicitly instructed to utilize the slave databases, Drupal 7 functions will default to the Master database. This has been causing issues for over a year and a half due to the scale of FCC News Website operations.

WCTrib Active Directory Integration – The deprecation of the Willmar AD site has broken the AD integration for all Willmar users.

Drop in Ad Requests – Starting 04/19/18 Advertising requests have dropped by a reportedly large amount. Dave Wruck has worked with the Advertising partners to rule out any issues with DFP/AdX setup. Advertising code has not been altered since February 7, 2018 with the inclusion of the Origami widget. Issue possibly stems from the Network or Systems side.

WordPress Websites/Blogs

Media Export for (Duluth)

Media Export for

Current Job Openings Embed for

Low Search Traffic on Say Anything Blog


Unsupported Cold Fusion Version with Critical Security Vulnerabilities


Widget on Drupal News Websites is not updating

Unsupported Cold Fusion Version with Critical Security Vulnerabilities


Marketplace Tracker is returning errors on certain slugs

Unsupported Cold Fusion Version with Critical Security Vulnerabilities

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