Welcome to Scout, a new – and free – public information web service from TVW.
Scout transforms public access to the State Legislature, state government and Supreme Court – all to keep you better informed about state politics and the public policy debate.
With Scout, you can now track, save, manage and distribute public affairs information and TVW video:
- Follow specific legislation, policy issues or state government entities you care most about
- Watch video pushed to your account based upon your search agent preferences
- Save video, legislative documents or highlighted video clips in your account library
- Share video, documents or highlighted video clips via e-mail, social media like Facebook and Twitter, or formal reports
Keep track of what interests you most in the public policy debate
Utilizing Scout, you control what TVW video you want to see. Just make a list of what you wish to track (bills, issue keywords, court cases, etc.) and TVW will deliver to your account all of the TVW video and related content associated with your preferences.
Save time and don't miss anything you care about
TVW broadcasts or webcasts every public meeting held by the Washington State Legislature and State Supreme Court. TVW also covers many public meetings held by state agencies, boards or commissions, as well as many public policy events year-round across the state. If the legislation or issue keyword you are tracking is discussed in any event covered by TVW, Scout will deliver it to your personal account ready to view.
Use the powerful new Scout Video Player
The new Scout Video Player, developed exclusively by TVW, is a powerful tool that allows you to search, view, highlight, save, and share event video and related documentation. The video player functions are clearly identified and simple and intuitive to use. We invite you to take it for a test drive!
Create, manage and share video "clips" with Scout
The “clips” function within the Scout Video Player is a tool for finding, highlighting, saving and sharing portions of a video event. By simply marking a start and end point within the video, you can share this clip immediately via email or social media like Facebook or Twitter, or embed it to another website. You can also save video clips in your account for later distribution or review, along with other clips in your own personal library of “cliplists".
Deploy the Scout Scheduler
Scout automatically creates event schedules around the targets you are tracking, for viewing within Scout or for populating your calendar via iCalc.
Create Distribution Lists
Scout allows you to create a global distribution email list or smaller individual agent distribution lists. Distribution lists are simple to manage and easy to use.
Create and Share Reports
Scout allows you to create regular reports, like weekly legislative reports during the session, adding general or specific comments. The report is generated automatically from the targets within a Search Agent and includes bill numbers, titles and summaries of all legislation being tracked. Each target also includes your position on the bill and a bill priority level that you assign. You can also attach video clips from your “cliplist” library to the report. A report can then be distributed to an individual, or a distribution list.
Manage Daily Bill Introductions
This is the first tab on the upper left you’ll see when you log-in to your Scout page. You can quickly review the list of new bill introductions for the day (or enter a date range to check for bills you might have missed) and assign them to one or more of your Agents.