INMA president Challinor takes Trinity Mirror role

After working for the UK group previously and as a consultant on digital projects, INMA president Mark Challinor is going back to Trinity Mirror as commercial director.

Pendulum could swing with print re-evaluation

After what is claimed to have been a year of re-evaluation, a European group believes 2017 could be the 'tipping point' for print media.

RSF launches video campaign as publisher dies

Reporters Without Borders, which this week called on Philippine authorities to investigate the fatal shooting of a local newspaper publisher in Virac, has launched a fundraising campaign in which children face the risks of be...

Lowdown on industry's highs and lows now in a database

This is the chart that chills Australia's newspaper industry and provides a glow of satisfaction for publishers in India.

Berlin Expo fired up as first of majors come back

Industry majors KBA, Ferag, ABB and alfa Media are among exhibitors signed to "return" to the IfraExpo/DCX event in Berlin next year.

INMA's Challinor on Africa, chasing Google and Facebook

New distance learning initiatives and geographic expansion are on the cards for INMA in 2017, president Mark Challinor says.

$100 million-plus 'on offer if NZ merger fails'

Fairfax Media has punched an NZ$100 million hole in the earnings of its New Zealand business with a write-off of values of mastheads and buildings.

NAA leads campaign on government public notices

America's News Media Alliance is campaigning to stop government from moving public notices away from newspapers, saying this is "like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse".

Holiday's historic transition in Australian publishing

News Corp has collected its $36 million Christmas present, with possession of a package of newspapers, websites and advanced print technology.

NewsMediaWorks takes Future Forum to new ICC

Sydney's shiny new international convention centre - which launched this week with a Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood concert - will be the venue for the Future Forum and Newspaper of the Year dinner in September.

Merger focusses the outs and ins of APN's outdoor play

You'd think APN News & Media shareholders would be kicking themselves with the news that APN Outdoor and rival oOh! Media are merging.

Third party 'in the wings' if Fairfax/ NZME deal falls

An unnamed third party has provided the New Zealand Commerce Commission with a potential alternative to allowing the sale of Fairfax NZ to NZME.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Amazon ups classifieds push in India

Plans for a global Amazon classifieds site have kicked off with a 'tiny' operation in India.

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Now Adobe shows why you can't believe your ears (video)

More than three decades since it was founded, and almost that since the birth of its best-known child, Adobe continues to amaze.

SPH contribute to London 'deep dive' video day

Helping publishers turn video investments into a successful strategy is the subject of a 'deep dive video day" during WAN-Ifra's International Newsroom Summit in London this month.

HTML5 tool takes video editing outside

A new story production tool provides an easy way of editing video and distributing it to platforms including social media and media asset management systems.

Quality second? Online video with speed or love?

Going live online with a video news story in 180 seconds - and doing it 100 times a day - may sound ambitious, but a target for which Expressen TV in Sweden works hard.

Quickflix survives as Foxtel kills off Presto

All change in the streaming video business following Seven West's sale of its half share in Presto to partner Foxtel.

Never enough renos, or girls? REA gets both with TBR trio

News Corp unit realestate.com.au has picked up a couple of girls. Well three actually.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Tracking and targeting in new digital CMS release

Predictive analytics are part of a new content personalisation and targeting module introduced with the new version of Newscycle's Onset digital content management platform.

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EidosMedia breaks new ground with Cobalt

Cobalt addresses the fundamental challenge in today's digital publishing: the need to deliver tailored content to a growing range of destinations.

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.

ppi Media: Competitive edge on ad sales and process fronts

Dimes or dollars, securing online and mobile digital revenue has never been more important.

Passionate about print, Darke cites a measured success

Print delivers authority and a medium to show off luxury brands, but its effectiveness needs to be measured in the same way as digital.

Power of video wins in Asia Digital Media Awards

Video as a force for social change was to the fore among this year's Asia Digital Media Awards.

Hillary, Donald and a dinosaur stalk DMA16

Ahead the tomorrow's Digital Media Asia conference opening, a handful of workshops tackle hot topics... and oh, there's an election going on.

DB's Comics for Change focus of the bare necessities

The comics are light enough, but the subject of a new Dainik Bhaskar initiative is serious - responsible use of water, electricity and food.

Programmatic gives a boost to Australian billings

Programmatic ad bookings have grown by a third in Australia, where digital advertising accounted for a fifth of newsmedia's $2.3 billion advertising billings.

New ad ideas cooking in News' Future Media Lab

It looks like a cross between a bar and a kitchen, and News Corp Australia certainly has plans to mix a cocktail of new ideas there.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Lineup's AdPoint integrates sites at De Persgroep

Lineup is installing its AdPoint advertising sales platform at De Persgroep sites, starting with Berlingske in Copenhagen.

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Amazon ups classifieds push in India

Plans for a global Amazon classifieds site have kicked off with a 'tiny' operation in India.

Yahoo moves give SWM board something else to ponder

While Yahoo maps out its future, prospective purchaser Verizon and Australian partner Seven West Media appear to be playing a waiting game.

REA takes News further into India with PropTiger

Melbourne-headquartered global real estate website publisher REA Group has taken a US$50 million stake in PropTiger as part of a strategic investment in India.

Fairfax builds its 'new-generation' Allure team

Fairfax Media unit Allure Media has recruited two key executives from Videology as its fast-tracks growth plans for 2017.

Franzini retires after Eidos' 'extraordinary adventure'

EidosMedia founding partner Gabriella Franzini will devote more time to voluntary organisations including Pangea Foundation following her retirement 17 years after its establishment.

No more low CPMs: Cutting the cord on Google

That three of Indonesia's biggest newsmedia companies - reaching more than 23 million smartphone users - have formed a digital consortium might be significant in itself (writes Peter Coleman).

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Sales appointment underpins MWM's growth

Building on its growth strategy, Stockholm-based MWM Group has appointed Björn Nickau as sales and project manager.

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KBA claims market leadership for top-end presses

KBA says it has held on to leadership in the "upper and highest performance" classes for new newspaper presses, despite a "drastically shrinking" market.

Coldset builds print product flexibility with upgrade

Belgian giant Coldset Printing Partners will add heatset waterless print capability as part of a two-year upgrade programme at its Paal-Beringen print site.

Telangana daily stronger with launch of new press

Namasthe Telangana is ready for the launch of an English-language edition after pressing the start button on a new high-speed press.

Manugraph 4-1 milestone marked with Kerala order

With their huge circulations and relatively small pagination, it's no wonder 4-1 is the press format of choice for newspapers in India and particularly the southwest coastal state of Kerala.

Mitsubishi signs new order, will focus on diverse needs

Eighteen years after it installed two Lithopia presslines, Japan's Kobe Shimbun has come back to Mitsubishi for its latest technology.

In Venice, a new press takes CSV into the future

An unusual five-tower offset press will replace flexo as a Venice publisher makes a commitment to the future of print.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Register software saves repinning on Community units

A New York newspaper and magazine publisher is claiming good results from the use of register correction software with their 50-year-old press.

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Split allows Xerox to retire debt and expand

Almost a year after it was announced, digital printer maker Xerox has completed the split of its business into two, creating a new business process outsourcing company called Conduent.

Personalised papers an auspicious start to CNY

Singapore Press Holdings is using its new on-press digital printheads to deliver a range of personalised special editions for readers.

Walliser Bote pulls inkjet experiment to outsource print

Pioneering digital newspaper production at Mengis Druck is in doubt following a decision to outsource printing of the flagship Walliser Bote from January.

Bigger Innovationdays event set for February

Expect global and European premieres when the industrial-scale digital print segment convenes for at Hunkeler Innovationdays in February.

New HD inkjets expand options for publishers

Four new 760 mm PageWide HD inkjets from HP expand options for users, enabling them to address a wider range of commercial applications, the maker says.

'Zero imagination' limits Jersey's print opportunity

His Jersey gig done, Jack Knadjian makes no secret of his frustration over what has and has not been achieved in a well-publicised project.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Help at hand with new smart palletiser

A neighbouring newspaper publisher in the Swedish lakeside city of Jönköping is improving productivity with Schur's new compact palletiser.

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Key personalities in Australia's print tsunami

The tsunami of print consolidation which has washed over the Australian heatset segment in just five weeks is as much about personalities as it is about the realities of the business they are in.

Version-change press is part of $12 million upgrade

A new 16-page heatset press for Blue Star Web in Australia is equipped to change magazine and catalogue editions without stopping.

Big Compacta is on the move in Italian expansion

KBA is relocating a 48-page Compacta 618 heatset press from Portugal to an established customer in the outskirts of napes in Italy.

MBN shows off its new heatset capability

South Korean business newspaper MBN has shown off its new Goss M-600 press at an open house event in Paju City.

Goss links with Italian washing systems maker

A new partnership between Goss International and Elettra will see Goss become the Italian blanket washing systems maker's exclusive dealer in the Americas.

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.

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