The story status change is used for identifying the phase of creation for a particular piece. There are four statuses for content: Draft, Ready, Scheduled, and Published. For example, if you are waiting for the acceptance of a press release by another user of your account (e.g. a client of your agency who may be a Prowly user with limited privileges - you will learn more about roles here), you can set the status to Draft, and the person who accepts it can change it to Ready and plan the publication (Scheduled) or immediately publish the reviewed content.
Remember that unless you change the status of your story to Published, it will only be visible to the users of your account. Changing the status to Published is also the moment when we begin to collect statistics on your story, that is, the number of page views, unique visitors and sessions.
The publication of the page can also be planned, which is particularly useful at a time when you have an embargo on publication and (if you use the Audience Pitch module) when you want to synchronize the publication of the release with the distribution of the planned mailing - even if the release should be sent out early in the morning or during the weekend.