ABC 'not to blame' for News, Fairfax woes, says Guthrie

Attacking the national broadcaster "does not constitute a viable business model", ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has told News Corp's executive chairman Michael Miller and the chiefs of the Nine and Ten TV networks.

Xenophon negotiates for regional press... and he's off

There's an irony that just as Australian publishers are looking to implement the package of benefits won for them by Nick Xenophon, the man who negotiated them has announced he is getting out of the Senate.

Limited places for November Copy School in Sydney

Tutors for this year's Sydney Copy School have been named as applications for the limited entry open.

New NMA web page provides resources to check 'real news'

Associations and journalism schools are being urged to join America's News Media Alliance in the second phase of its campaign to support "real news".

Logic may yet prevail with a Fairfax-Seven tie-up

We've argued for years that Fairfax and Seven would be good together, and been told, 'nah, it's Nine'.

WAN-Ifra India: Hot clicks and dead kids in data contrast

So it has come to this: Battery journalists "cranked up" by Chartbeat and reminded of their targets, "every couple of hours".

First donations come in to save the Kiwi Cossars

Contributions have begin to come in to a fund to restore the Kiwi Cossars, with a Pahiatua pensioner first to make a donation.

ABC 'not to blame' for News, Fairfax woes, says Guthrie

Attacking the national broadcaster "does not constitute a viable business model", ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has told News Corp's executive chairman Michael Miller and the chiefs of the Nine and Ten TV networks.

Xenophon negotiates for regional press... and he's off

There's an irony that just as Australian publishers are looking to implement the package of benefits won for them by Nick Xenophon, the man who negotiated them has announced he is getting out of the Senate.

Limited places for November Copy School in Sydney

Tutors for this year's Sydney Copy School have been named as applications for the limited entry open.

New NMA web page provides resources to check 'real news'

Associations and journalism schools are being urged to join America's News Media Alliance in the second phase of its campaign to support "real news".

Logic may yet prevail with a Fairfax-Seven tie-up

We've argued for years that Fairfax and Seven would be good together, and been told, 'nah, it's Nine'.

WAN-Ifra India: Hot clicks and dead kids in data contrast

So it has come to this: Battery journalists "cranked up" by Chartbeat and reminded of their targets, "every couple of hours".

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Al-Assam joins ppi following Knowledgeview acquisition

After earlier cooperations and the death of its chief executive, UK-based Knowledgeview has been acquired by Hamburg-based ppi Media.

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How two Aussies became the ocean's global video stars

An audience delivered via YouTube now supports the blue water dreams of a few with the imagination to exploit it.

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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Robots rule in Berlin expo's opening day

A strong focus on AI and robot journalism is promised when the Ifra Expo DCX Digital Content Expo opens on Tuesday.

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Nothing corny as movie promo makes scents for News

News metro tabloids enjoyed the sweet smell of success this morning after investing almost 30 hours to fragrance papers with popcorn.

HuffPost scores Lewis from REA for new role

Fairfax joint venture HuffPost Australia has named former REA sales manager Sammy Lewis as its new commercial director.

'Masthead reimagined' follows massive WordPress switch

A new-look for the Sydney Daily Telegraph puts a more reader-focussed face on a massive technology transition at News Corp Australia.

New tech, websites to support 'simplified' Fairfax products

New publishing technology is part of Fairfax Media's plans for its metro daily newsmedia mastheads.

Content marketer Keywee takes agent for Asia Pacific

Keywee - the Israeli startup that says it can drive traffic from Facebook and other platforms to publishers' websites - has announced a move into the Asia-Pacific.

The devices that make newsmedia readers' wishlists

Clues of the tech newsmedia publishers will need to reach is implicit in what readers plan to buy themselves or others for Christmas.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Twipe taking over Agfa's Eversify user base

Agfa Graphics has announced that it is migrating its mobile publishing activities to Twipe, which will support the Eversify customer base.

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Al-Assam joins ppi following Knowledgeview acquisition

After earlier cooperations and the death of its chief executive, UK-based Knowledgeview has been acquired by Hamburg-based ppi Media.

WAN-Ifra brings experts to Singapore for masterclasses

A 'design thinking' workshop for improving video platforms is one of three masterclasses being held ahead of the Digital Media Asia conference in Singapore next month.

CCI Escenic snaps up former ppi chief Ohl

After 20 years leading ppi Media, Norbert Ohl is joining the advisory board of rival CCI Europe and Escenic.

Digital magazine Arré a winner in South Asia awards

A hard-to-define new digital product which marries fiction with non-fiction was among those making waves at tonight's South Asian Digital Media Awards.

Atex takes off for growth with new Canadian owner

Systems developer Atex Group has a new owner, but not the Italian company which announced its purchase in June.

Screens from plants are nearer than you think

The prospect of a paper-thin computer tablet you could fold up like a newspaper is getting closer, according to a study from a Singapore university.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Two folders make Gotha's Sunday special

German heatset printer Gotha Druck und Verpackung is to install a twin-folder Goss Sunday 5000 for its Günthersleben-Wechmar production site.

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Tablet hub launched in Maintellisense project

manroland web has launched its MainPad service and maintenance tablet as a preliminary stage of its Maintellisense rollout.

1992 Colorman gets a closed-loop lease on life

A Colorman press which was to have been split or scrapped is being given a new lease on life with closed-loop automation.

Stitched broadsheets in prospect with lateral system

Inline stitching specialist Tolerans has introduced a new use for its Flowliner product... just in time for the Ifra World Publishing Expo.

Million-copy daily updates with three new presses

Three new Mitsubishi newspaper presses are to be installed at million-circulation Japanese daily Hokkaido Shimbun.

Installs put IST Metz further into India's UV market

Six UV systems being installed at three Times of India print sites are the latest Indian application of the curing technology.

DB's double benefit from press automation

The benefits of press automation - and specifically auto colour register - are gaining increasing recognition among India's newspaper publishers.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Mobile control option for new generation thermal

A new generation of Kodak thermal platesetters offer savings for lower-throughput users, plus new control options.

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Sogémedia's success sparks new interest in digital print

Personalised, localised print newspapers are on the agenda again following a world tour by the man who may yet put them back in fashion, Jean-Pierre Vittu de Kerraoul.

Data the link as microcell-delivered papers chase buyers

Linking delivered print - be it a targetted newspaper or promotional print - to online retargetting data is a frontier being explored by mail operators in Europe.

New push to 'sharpen' digital print proposition

A new initiative to exploit the benefits of digital newspaper printing in the Asia Pacific and especially Australia is the result of detailed analysis of the needs of hundreds of publishers.

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.

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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One commissioned, EDS books two more 72-page presses

An order for two new 72-page heatset presses follows EDS' move to new premises in Hungary's Vác.

LED turns old Octoman into a 'viral' video star

Views of a video showing production on an LED-UV-equipped commercial web have surprised Baldwin company AMS Spectral UV.

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.

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