INMA: Tackling pressure points... with a nod to technology

When 483 of the world's top newsmedia executives get together with thought-leaders and its best-in-class exponents, you're in for a stimulating time.

INMAs: Kiwis triumph, Aussies pipped at the post

Four Asia Pacific publishers were among the seven which took two or more first-place awards in last night's INMA awards.

INMA: Milennials, margins and moving from print

Margins, milennials and the transition from print were recurring themes as INMA's World Congress sessions got underway in London today with an aperitif of 'brainsnacks'.

INMA: Up for the Cup, off to the Tower

It was FA Cup final night in London, but at the first social event of this year's INMA World Congress, the focus was on Liverpool FC, not the protagonists in the cup tie.

Journalist safety campaign pushes for UN special rep

With safety and protection key areas of focus for press freedom advocacy work, WAN-Ifra has joined with Reporters Without Borders to push for the creation of a UN Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists.

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.

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

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

Holt gets growth mandate in News' Brisbane heartland

Fairfax Media is clearing the path for growth in Brisbane with the promotion of Danielle Cronin editor of its brisbanetimes.com.au website.

Deal's on for Seven West to take Sunday Times

News Corp Australia has solved a print production headache with the sale of the Perth Sunday Times - one of the first newspapers acquired by Rupert Murdoch - to local rival Seven West Media.

Fairfax-NZME merger could happen by year end

Having found they could cooperate on printing, Fairfax Media and APN News & Media have confirmed that they are looking at ways of merging their New Zealand publishing interests.

Let's stop rubbishing each other's 'undervalued' newsmedia

It's a symptom of the Australian newsmedia industry that while its top management were talking partnership and transparency at the News Media Index launch today, journalists present just wanted to hear about redundancies (wri...

Publishers partner SMI, rebrand to address 'undervaluation'

Australia's major newsmedia publishers are to share ad revenue stats in a world-first customisation of the growing Standard Media Index network.

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.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Indian publishers' digital work to be honoured

India now has its own Digital Media Awards, with entries for a new WAN-Ifra competition now open until June 24.

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Social giants cosy up for Cartagena chats

The partnerships heads of Facebook and Google will take part in separate 'fireside chats' during WAN-Ifra's World News Media Congress in Colombia.

Indian publishers' digital work to be honoured

India now has its own Digital Media Awards, with entries for a new WAN-Ifra competition now open until June 24.

Report author urges distributed content 'endgame'

What do you want from Instant Articles, AMP, Apple News, Snapchat Discover... the seemingly endless list of distributed content opportunities analysed in a new INMA report?

CeBIT Australia brings coding's poster girl

Kathryn Parsons' mission to teach the world to code took a step further when the UK tech entrepreneur keynoted CeBIT Australia's opening day in Sydney.

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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

PR handler, interview bot demos robot journo

Robot journalism researcher Hanna Zoon will talk about its relationship with the Internet of Things during an event in The Netherlands next month.

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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?

Adobe's Livefyre acquisition streamlines UGC

Private content curation and audience engagement company Livefyre is to become part of Adobe Experience Manager following a definitive agreement for its purchase.

Fairfax interactive mobile clicks for AAMI

Results several times higher than industry norms are claimed for an interactive smartphone campaign developed by Fairfax Media for a local car insurer.

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.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

WAN-Ifra takes digital conference to Africa

WAN-Ifra has responded to huge mobile growth in the region with a new Digital Media Africa conference and awards event.

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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).

Eugene Leow: What would Taylor Swift do

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

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

Book press adds capacity in Cairo

Egyptian printer Dar Darwish for Printing is installing a secondhand King book press at its print centre in Cairo.

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Mittelrhein extends its triple-wide press

German media house Mittelrhein-Verlag is extending its four-year-old KBA press with a folder and two more triple-wide towers.

Times of India expands manroland presslines

Two 4-1 presslines at the Times of India are to be extended to meet increased demand for the giant English-language daily.

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.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Plates by the palletload in Agfa upgrade (updated)

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

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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.

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

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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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.

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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