Capital idea for 2018 INMA World Congress

INMA is heading for Washington next year, the first time in 28 years.

INMA New York: Eales in line for INMA presidency

News Corp Australia's Damian Eales is in line to head INMA following the election of seven executives to its board of directors.

INMA New York: Ritson bares Australia's folly to world

The arrogance and incompetence of Australia's newsmedia players was shared with the world when local Mark Ritson kicked off the final day of the 2017 INMA World Congress.

INMA New York: VR panel shows route to the future

Top executives from NBC News, the Washington Post, and Time's LiveVR talked about how they are using virtual reality at an INMA World Congress session on Tuesday.

INMA Awards: Hey Mumma, News is on a winner with APN ARM

Australian and Indian newsmedia companies have emerged the stars of this year's INMA Global Awards, presented in New York last night.

INMA New York: Reintroduce scarcity, use AI, says Webb

It's time for "strong, durable change" in the media industry, futurist and author Amy Webb says.

Where the world goes for news...

GXpress.net draws a global audience for its news service, delivered online, by email newsletter and in print.

Singapore workshops to form 'fake news' initiatives

As journalists take on an ever-larger fact-checking role, the Straits Times and WAN-Ifra are working together on a conference about fighting fake news.

Another alt-publisher putting hand out for contributions

University-backed website The Conversation is the latest to push out the begging bowl for reader contributions.

Fairfax pursues split as new offer comes in

Fairfax Media says it will "continue progressing" the potential separation of Domain while TPG and new bidder Hellman & Friedman conduct due diligence.

NMA and WAN-Ifra team for US digital media event

Days ahead of the INMA World Congress in New York, WAN-Ifra and America's News Media Alliance have announced plans for their own conference in the city.

Young people's paper saved (updated)

Love is not enough for young people's newspaper Crinkling News, which had threatened this week's edition might be its last.

Senators' probe into Google-Facebook 'not a News priority'

A parliamentary inquiry in Australia will probe challenges to journalism from fake news and the power of Google and Facebook following a vote forced by minority senators.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Mejía moves to Roxen Americas role

With the return of Johan Hansson to Sweden, Roxen has named Jorge E. Mejía as its new director of business development for the Americas.

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Markets vary on localised OTT content, seminar hears

With the rapid advances in technology, people can tune into their favourite OTT platforms anytime and anywhere, but how do you meet demand for such content.

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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Inhouse technology speeds ad downloads at WaPo

The Washington Post has completed its own rollout of Zeus, a faster ad download technology that comes from Jeff Bezos rather than Google.

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Audience engagement comes with The Works

Stats to support newsmedia companies' persuasive case to agencies and advertisers never looked so good as in the latest edition of The Works.

Roll up, roll up, print turns mobile on loud!

Yes, it's an amplifier, but have you ever thought of your newspaper as a ghetto blaster?

Guardian wins for best news site, VR video project

Some of the world's best news media was on show at WAN-Ifra's European Digital Media Awards in Copenhagen this week.

Shepparton switches meter on with paid content app

Privately-owned Australian daily publisher McPherson Media has become the country's first user of Newscycle's paywall solution.

School's in again for copywriters on the way up

Tutors have been named for the first Copy School of the year, to be held in Melbourne in May.

Native podcast shows people will listen, says Fairfax's Cox

Fairfax Media's INMA-shortlisted Decoding Genius native content podcast for GE has been downloaded 142,000 times, the publisher says.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Outbrain upgrades India with new appointment

Discovery platform Outbrain is upgrading its presence in the Indian market with the establishment of a new country manager role.

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Mejía moves to Roxen Americas role

With the return of Johan Hansson to Sweden, Roxen has named Jorge E. Mejía as its new director of business development for the Americas.

Survey probes social media use in news media

News media professionals are being urged to provide data for an annual survey on the use of social media.

Online innovations shine in Middle East awards

Four companies took 25 awards in WAN-Ifra's Middle East Digital Media Awards, ten of them going to Hia publisher Saudi Research & Publishing.

Page joins ppi Media in regional role

ppi Media has strengthened its presence in the Asia Pacific with the appointment of David Page as regional business development manager.

Kapur talks native at next week's Delhi DMI

Ritu Kapur, who spoke to WAN-Ifra's India conference last year after winning gold there, joins the roster at Digital Media India this month.

WoodWing's Mouw steps down 'for family reasons'

WoodWing Software has a new chief executive in former publishing chief Jan de Roos.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

CSQ's quality push delivers QI a fifth order

Italy's Centro Stampa Quotidiani - noted for its mix of offset and digital print production - is further upgrading its Wifag presslines.

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Flexible Uniset to print coldset and heatset

GWS and its South African agent manroland web will partner on the installation of a unique semicommercial Uniset 75.

'Affordable' desk presents a complete upgrade solution

Harland Simon is in production with an affordable new press control desk.

Newsprinters collaboration spawns new ideas and technology

Plans to use QI control technology to provide condition monitoring of its presses are the latest outcome of UK-based Newsprinters' ongoing relationship with the developer.

German daily commits to future with Geoman design

German book and newspaper publisher Vorländer is making "a clear statement" with an order for a new press to print their daily Siegener Zeitung.

Colourful cans come from KBA's technology cupboard

KBA has applied its years of keyless inking development to a new system for printing on metal cans.

Transformed Kiwi print site set for another 20 years

A large order to refit and automate colour control on a 21-year-old newspaper press on "the other side of the world" is a special one for QI Press Controls for two reasons.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Enfocus adds new technology, introduces yearly cycle

Twenty years after its first release, Enfocus has announced an update to its PitStop PDF preflight and correction software and new support arrangements.

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manroland India takes digital print solutions on the road

Newspaper publishers joined book printers for roadshow events organised by manroland India in Mumbai and Bengaluru.

New finishing system for 96-page digital papers

Tecnau has introduced a new digital print finishing system for newspaper and book production.

Kodak opts to keep Prosper, develop hybrid press options

Kodak says 17 companies - including major press makers - are working with it to integrate the Ultrastream inkjet technology of the Prosper business it will now retain.

'Exciting era' dawns with personalised print

A revolution is underway in the small French town of Avesnes-sur-Helpe as publisher Sogemedia hits its stride.

New lower-priced inkjet web makes Lucerne debut

HP has made its boldest bid yet for the entry-level inkjet web market with a new T200 series press launched at InnovationDays in Lucerne.

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.

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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High-volume group WKS goes for more big-book capacity

Big heatset products are becoming a way of life for WKS unit Kraft-Schlötels, which is supplementing a second 160-page press with a world-first 120-pager.

Third 80-page Lithoman for IVE's new Sydney site

manroland has provided more details of the 80-page Lithoman heatset press which will go into IVE Group's new print site in Sydney's Seven Hills.

Goss relocates Polestar press for YM Chantry

A 64-page Goss Sunday press has been commissioned at YM Chantry in the UK, giving the group new short-grain capability.

KBA sells used C518 heatset press to Russian customer

KBA will supply and relocate a used 40-page Compacta press for a customer in St Petersburg, Russia.

Book printer goes web with used Sunday press

Goss service partner Dovak Industrial Services will team with GWS to commission a used Sunday 2000 press in Algeria.

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.

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