New threat to job ads if Google muscles in

Recruitment classified is set to face new pressure with reports that Google is planning its jobs board following that of the acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft.

WAN-Ifra takes Congress to Durban in 2017

Next year's World News Media Congress, World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum events will be held in Durban, South Africa, organiser WAN-Ifra has announced.

Jo Ann Froelich loses struggle with cancer

Former newspaper systems industry leader Jo Ann Froelich has died following a long battle with cancer.

'Bring back trust' editors are urged

Editors around the world are being asked to back principles to encourage trust in their journalism.

Bigger circulations, bigger audience share - WAN-Ifra

Audiences are contributing an increasing share of the total global newspaper revenue, according to WAN-Ifra's annual World Press Trends survey.

Golden Pen award notes 'slide into darkness'

WAN-Ifra has named Russian newspaper editor Dmitry Muratov as this year's recipient of its Golden Pen of Freedom award.

School's in: Catch these upcoming webinars (ad)

Now's the chance to update your industry knowledge through these upcoming free webinars.

Cutting back: Argentine daily axes four days' print

Argentinian daily La Nueva may be following a growing trend as the country's first to abandon seven-day print editions in favour of digital publishing.

Fairfax invests to bring Kin Community down under

With creators with names like Nerdy Nummies and MyHarto, craft and cooking site Kin Community is already verging on a phenomenon in the US; now a Fairfax Media unit is bringing it to Australia.

Options for APN if ACCC knocks back News sale

Unsurprisingly, it seems Singapore's Fetch and News Corp Australia were not the only interested parties when APN decided to sell off its ARM regional newspapers business.

World watches as NT News tasks Poulsen on crocs

The media has been having fun with the Northern Territory News' appointment of Jill Poulsen as crocodiles and UFOs reporter.

Executive appointments reinforce SPH's top line

Singapore Press Holdings has announced a series of executive and editorial changes following the appointment of Patrick Daniel as deputy chief executive.

APN picks News to be Queensland's single print voice

News Corp will add APN's Australian daily and community newspapers to its already dominant print media reach if regulators the ACCC and FIRB agree.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Emtek and BBM: Tomorrow the world

What has gained popularity in Indonesia as a BlackBerry equivalent of WeChat could span the world on all mobile platforms.

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News moves regionals to freemium, as print goes 'weekend'

Confidence in understanding what readers will pay for is driving a move to a freemium digital subscription model for News Corp Australia's paid-for daily regional.

Emtek and BBM: Tomorrow the world

What has gained popularity in Indonesia as a BlackBerry equivalent of WeChat could span the world on all mobile platforms.

Analytics secrets shared in KL seminar

The relationship between audience growth and revenue growth is in sharp focus at a new Audience Intelligence Summit in Kuala Lumpur next month.

Neighbourhood portal gains ground

A hyperlocal app which began as a project winner in a ppi Media promotion has progressed to a news ecosystem for a local publisher.

Seven West takes Airtasker share in funding round

Seven West Media has led a $22 million funding round for local services marketplace Airtasker.

NAA takes on blockers with FTC complaint

North American newspapers are taking on ad blockers with a complaint to the US federal trade commission.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

First Planpoint site goes live in Netherlands

A Christian publisher in the Netherlands is the first user of Integration X's new dummying and planning solution.

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EidosMedia: Maxing mobile news performance

Recent proposals from Apple, Facebook and Google aim at improving readers' experiences on mobile devices. EidosMedia's Méthode digital publishing platform helps publishers get the most out of the new channels.

The 360 digital strategy

Why the 360 strategy made possible by MILENIUM Cross Media is synonymous with streamline and profitability.

Fairfax accesses ticket data, takes Playground formats

Advertisers are promised access to more psychographic data and boosted cross-device capabilities following a partnership between Fairfax Media and the parent company of Ticketek.

Partnership extends mobile-based venue publishing

Big data and analytics firm Invigor has teamed with Singapore-headquartered shopper engagement platform Sprooki to create a range of mobile-first functions for customers.

Blocking stories boosts subs, says News' Turner

The bottom line of Victoria Turner's message is simple: "We needed to monetise our content," she says. "The good news is that people will pay for value."

Fairfax mixes sponsors with grassroots in MyBT

Australia's Fairfax Media hopes readers in News Corp's Gold Coast heartland will write and illustrate its new MyBT Gold Coast news platform.

Summit expands to accommodate latecomers

New speakers have joined the roster for WAN-Ifra's Audience Intelligence Summit in Kuala Lumpur next month.

News Feed publishers need to be friends

Publishers who want a place in Facebook users' hearts will have to learn to be part of the family.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Upgrades speed newsrooms, ad sales

Upgrades of its Advertising and Content Publisher products have been announced by Newscycle Solutions.

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'Cool' app company joins Newscycle

Systems developer Newscycle Solutions has bought mobile platform DoApp Inc, a company which prides itself on developing 'cool' apps.

Applix partnership delivers new mobile experience

Latest fruits of the 2014 Atex-Applix partnership are a new Viewerplus 2.5 platform for tablets and mobile.

Globe customises app, e-paper with PageSuite

PageSuite has worked with the Boston Globe to develop a new e-paper and app for the publisher, owned by Red Sox owner John Henry.

Buzzfeed in Australia, India: Here kitty, kitty

The way Simon Crerar tells it, if you were starting a new publishing business for the twenty-first century without the baggage of legacy newspapers, it would look a lot like Buzzfeed.

Jang adds QR codes to classifieds

Faced with increased competition from online portals, especially in motor and real estate, Pakistan's Jang Media Group is innovating with QR codes.

AI-driven app points to some heavy petting

Friday can be a dog of a day, so we thought we'd share this AI development from Microsoft with you (writes Peter Coleman).

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Organisers hoping for a PacPrint 2017 queue

Exhibitors are already lining up for Australia's PacPrint 2017 trade show, with the promise that it will follow DRUPA in being dominated by digital print.

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More single-width colour rego for India

A ten-camera colour registration installation on a press at Pudhari Publications in Kolhapur, India could be the precursor to further orders.

Old single-width presses 'suit US market strategy'

Another elderly press is being going to a US publisher in a move GWS commercial director Eric van Kessel says is "exemplary" of a strategy change in the country's market.

Waterless: 'Clockwork' print in a glitter city - Condon

There's a sense of the "larger than life" about Dubai which pervades from the moment you step off the plane at the Emirates hub.

QI's Muscat ramble pushes the right buttons

An increasing focus on commercial work has led an Omani newspaper printer and publisher to upgrade its press installation.

QI-EAE's second show week is twice as nice

If the first week of DRUPA was good for QI Press Controls and partner EAE, it was nothing on the second.

Indian print sites shine in INCQC quality focus

Twenty-eight print sites operated by 12 Indian publishers are among the 64 admitted to the 2016-18 International Color Quality Club.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Workflow investment tailored to Charleston, Aiken

Evening Post Publishing is to use ProImage's NewsWay to manage workflow at the Aiken Standard and of Charleston's Post and Courier.

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Fifth Prosper makes Toppan the tops in Japan, the world

Installation of a fifth Kodak Prosper press at Toppan Forms will make it the world's largest user of the Stream-based inkjet web press systems.

Print 'breakthrough' in the middle of the Pacific

In Hagatna, Guam - equidistant between the US navy and airforce bases - a new era has begun at the local Pacific Daily News with the introduction of digital newspaper printing.

DRUPA: Landa and Quadracci share 'vision for change'

It's not pitched at newspapers, nor can you install or even see one tomorrow, but with digital print pioneer Benny Landa behind it, the twin-engine Landa W10P web press was bound to attract DRUPA interest.

DRUPA: Two HP webs for new book centre

One of HP's bigger DRUPA announcements was the sale of two digital web presses for a new Kadokawa Corporation site in Japan.

Gulf plant has digital newspapers stitched up

Dubai-based Masar Printing & Publishing has added inline stitching to its Kodak/manroland digital newspaper line.

Kodak celebrates Jersey project with ribbon-cutting

Kodak has celebrated the launch of its Jersey inkjet joint venture with UK publisher Guiton Group with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Nine connected systems - and more - in Müller Martini's DRUPA

For Müller Martini at DRUPA, the buzzword Finishing 4.0 meant digital connectivity and the ability to change between formats - and even individual products - almost instantaneously.

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Quick-change Lithoman sets a performance record

Dramatic decals emphasise speed and colour for a heatset printer wanting to promote the capability of its new press.

Mohn Media sold on 96-page success, back for third

A 96-page Lithoman heatset web for Mohn Media will be the German printer's third and the tenth sold by maker manroland web.

LED-UV boosts quality, saves energy on M-600

A Goss M-600 running at 30,000 sph is claimed to be the world's first LED-UV installation on a high speed web offset press.

Magazines score NPA gold for IPMG in Melbourne

News Corp Australia's Vivid magazine was among top winners at Australia's National Print Awards.

DRUPA is Compacta ordering time again for B&K

Twelve years after signing up for a 16-page KBA C16 at DRUPA 2004, and after returning for its Compacta 217 successor in 2012, heatset printer B&K Offsetdruck has ordered another, just a few weeks before this year's show.

Food images punch their way to the top

A 174-page issue of Cuisine Magazine with 'presence in the marketplace' earned PMP the top publications category prize in New Zealand's 2016 Pride In Print Awards.

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