Labour laws could put reporters on timesheets

Proposed US labour law changes could see the 'unsocial hours' which are the lot of every journalist, classed as overtime.

Where advertisers go to get engaged

A 'ready reference' version of its news media engagement statistics has been produced by The Newspaper Works.

Food grain campaign showed print's power to help

A campaign for readers to donate food grain has brought aid to 15,000 Indian families and helped stem suicide by farmers.

Media's smart women lead mentoring, hackathon

Mentors including Twitter Australia managing director Karen Stocks and News Corp Australia director Alisa Bowen lead a one-day Women in Media Forum in August.

'Life of Riley' ends as Retford Park goes to nation

A slice of the once-fabulous Fairfax lifestyle has changed hands with the gift of James Fairfax's Bowral home to the nation.

APN's NZ 'demerger' and the 'B' in Brisbane's bonnet

While insiders speculate about the future of APN's Australian regional newspapers, hiving off its New Zealand interests is back on the agenda (writes Peter Coleman).

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

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

Four speakers to add LatAm logic to Cartagena's charms

Delegates to WAN-Ifra's first-ever World News Media Congress in Hispanic Latin America can learn from the region's boldest and most inspiring executives and soak up its cultural and tourist appeal.

'Prepare for war' following cyber attacks

Publishers are being urged to 'prepare for war' as newspapers face the growing threat of cyber attacks.

Kilman hands over WAN-Ifra advocacy role

WAN-Ifra chief executive Vincent Peyrègne takes over communications and coordination of the organisation's advocacy branch following the departure of Larry Kilman.

Be ready to move from 'worst' job, reporters warned

When I started as a trainee on the Portsmouth News, the chief reporter told me it was "better than working"... but the reporter's job has again been rated the worst in the USA, writes Peter Coleman.

Alt-revenue streams that fly, literally: WAN-Ifra report

There's no suggestion you should get into private aviation, but magazines targetted at those who do could be a lucrative option for publishers.

Horrors of assault relived in Congress roundtable

Abducted, tortured and sexually assaulted journalist Jineth Bedoya is a speaker and panellist at the World News Media Congress, following the announcement of WAN-Ifra's Golden Pen of Freedom award.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Europe's best digital work honoured

Winners of WAN-Ifra's European Digital Media Awards competition have been announced as part of the Digital Media Europe conference which ends in Vienna today.

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Cracking the politics of growing Big Data

INMA executive director and chief executive Earl Wilkinson says it took the fifth and final day of the co-produced Big Data for Media Week for "the game within the game" to emerge.

Europe's best digital work honoured

Winners of WAN-Ifra's European Digital Media Awards competition have been announced as part of the Digital Media Europe conference which ends in Vienna today.

Illusions increase further into virtual reality

Classic Field of Dreams logic is driving news media companies into the loosely-defined VR space, while hoping that a business model will accompany their efforts.

AmericaEast: Vikings bring Wolfpaw and choccies

Three Swedish digital publishing developers have teamed to introduce America East delegates to their products... and favourite tipple.

Joint MDs to head ppi as Ohl retires

Norbert Ohl will remain as a consultant after handing over the reins of ppi Media to joint managing directors Hauke Berndt and Markus Feldenkirchen.

de Briganti back on the road again for $620k

It was an unbelievably tough weekend of heat and pain... so begins Lodovico de Briganti's report of how he helped raise $620,000 for the Smith Family.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Editorial automation brings change at Jagran Prakashan

A ppi Media-based workflow to produce the 230 editions of one of India's most widely-read daily newspapers has gone live at Dainik Jagran.

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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.

RealView increasing circulation online

How would you like hundreds of thousands or potential subscribers and marketers for your brand?

Bangladesh sites 'winning against tuk tuks'

Ads on tuk tuks, agents and newspapers are still drivers in the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka real estate markets, but with property booming, online sites are vying to increase market share.

Fairfax spruiks smarts in expanded data market

After adding a facility to allow advertisers access to premium audience segments, Fairfax Media has launched a trade campaign to encourage them to Do more with data.

News goes Mandarin to pitch Sydney property

News Corp is pitching to Chinese property buyers with a new Sydney directory site in both languages.

Inquirer takes Outbrain recommendations package

Manila-based Philippine Daily Inquirer will use Outbrain's recommendation platform as part of a range of new solutions on its inquirer.net website.

Another caffeine hit for IT entrepreneurs

ppi Media is reprising its 2015 competition to promote up-and-coming digital businesses.

Intense workshop tackles blocking

European publishers will share their experiences in a WAN-Ifra-organised 'Ad Blocking Action Day' in Frankfurt this month.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Tamedia's German-language titles migrate to Méthode

Swiss media group Tamedia has started moving its German-language titles to EidosMedia's Méthode platform, starting with the daily BZ Berner Zeitung.

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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).

Eugene Leow: What would Taylor Swift do

If all else fails', the Straits Times' Eugene Leow channels the pop princess, writes Peter Coleman

Winning the social media battle

On the ground or on the couch, social media provides an unprecedented opportunity to reach millennials, Shadi Rahimi says.

Beacon shines for marketers in 2016

Next year will be the year of the beacon, according to Location Based Marketing Association president and founder Asif Khan.

Goss: Stars align for Magnum Compact

Every once in a while, technologies align and a star is born: So it is with Goss International's Magnum Compact book and newspaper press.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Papermaker and auditor disagree about future

What's a newsprint mill worth? Paper maker Norske Skog and its auditor have agreed to disagree about the value of fixed assets as the company presents its 2015 annual report.

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Colour rego for new Siliguri press

India's Uttarbanga Sambad is adding QI Press Controls' mRC-3D colour register to its new press.

'Preserving the past' gets a $75,000 SWUG boost

Amid continuing plant closures, Australia's Single Width Users Group has "put in" to ensure that traditional printing crafts and machinery are preserved.

SWUG Australia: Culture, change and getting home safe

Australia's SWUG conference over the weekend was more about people issues - training, wellness, safety and leadership - than technology.

SWUG Award winners: Finger-lickin' good

With quality close to the historically-high levels of two years ago, entries for Australia's 2016 SWUG awards were good... almost embarrassingly so.

Control upgrade exploits untapped mechanical ability

Current control technology has presented the opportunity to expand to physical capability of an existing press, virtually without mechanical modification.

QI adds measurement specialist Intro to stable

German optical print measurement company Intro International has been acquired by QI Press Controls, less than two years after a similar deal brought EAE into the Dutch-based group's stable.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Plates by the palletload in Agfa upgrade

A platesetter which accepts two pallet-loads of plates is the latest addition to Agfa Graphics Advantage N range.

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Inspection bar is QI's Intro to digital and packaging print

An "all-in-one" inspection bar for reel-to-reel production will take QI Press Controls into the digital web printing space.

Faster, clearer print from new HP inkjets

New PageWide web presses are among eight new digital presses announced by HP.

Digital embellishment in $22m HP spend

Australian book printer Griffin Press will lease an HP inkjet web and two other digital presses in a seven-year deal reported to be worth $22 million.

Variable data print: Diving in at the deep end

Variable data newspaper printing, only for the brave, may deliver the best ROI, writes Peter Coleman

Merging digital, offset webs a new option

A new finishing line which merges inkjet and offset webs creates an interesting option for newspaper publishers.

Prosper, FoldLine system on stream in Dubai

Dubai's Masar Printing & Publishing is on stream with a high speed digital newspaper line based on Kodak and manroland equipment.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Counting copies saves waste, adds insights

Malaysian publisher New Straits Times Press is pioneering a system to check unsold newspapers and identify media trends.

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4500 mm web for second 160-page heatset press

WKS subsidiary in Wassenberg, Germany, has ordered a second twin-web 80-page Lithoman heatset press from manroland.

manroland sells 'game-changer' web into US

A highly-automated manroland Lithoman heatset web will anchor a new facility for Freeport Press in Ohio, USA.

Goss offers Omnicolor II for older M-600s

A packaged control upgrade for Goss's M-600 heatset press will support its competitive edge in colour control and eliminate potential obsolescence issues, the company says.

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