No accident that digital editions succeed as readers opt for text

Crafted, great-looking newspaper pages are enjoying a renaissance... as digital editions.

New categories as Europe lauds best digital ideas

Europe's best digital media ideas were recognised at a presentation in Copenhagen last night.

Ten top creatives share their knowledge at Copy School

It's Copy School time again in Melbourne, with applications open for the 20 places who will learn from another world-class line-up of creative tutors.

News expects huge engagement from 'ball call' punt

News Corp Australia's Melbourne daily the Herald-Sun will turn Aussie Rules football into a lottery by gamifying the first 'ball call' of a match.

News pitches engaged audience as KidsNews goes national

A new News Corp website for Australian children aims to teach the importance of reliable news sources.

News takes footy tour to schools, clinics, fan nights

News Corp Australia is promoting its newsmedia and Foxtel football coverage with a ten-stop tour of regional communities.

SPH takes Japanese partner for key property development

Singapore Press Holdings' diversification into real estate has taken a step further with the unveiling of a mixed development with Japanese developer Kajima Development.

Süddeutsche Zeitung's Krach addresses Panama Papers issues in Bali

When Wolfgang Krach's journalists received the first data leak from a 'John Doe' in 2015, little did he know it would ultimately lead to the biggest investigative journalism project the world has seen.

WAN-Ifra/SIDA award honours region's female editors

Women in editorial leadership are again recognised by an award made by WAN-Ifra in partnership with Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA.

Asia Journalism Fellowship open for 2018

Journalists from across Asia are being invited to apply for the tenth round of the Asia Journalism Fellowship.

America East: Keeping the iron pumping and your facts right

Over on America's east coast Peter Coleman looks at what's important to newsmedia companies, and what still hasn't changed

Events gurus know when to hold them, when to walk away

The high risk game of concert promotion looks an unlikely play for newsmedia companies looking for brand diversification.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

SPH down to business with Google Home offer, service

Singapore's Straits Times is offering new subscribers a free Google Home as the newspaper launches a four-stream audio service on the device.

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Ma's billionaire fist is death to basketball

The eccentricities of billionaire media moguls are something the industry needs to get used to, but it's taking time to come to terms with Jack Ma's performance aspirations.

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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Smart move towards predictive modelling in update

A predictive function in EidosMedia's Smart update creates a 'what if' modelling scenario to assess the impact of changes in newsroom resources and processes.

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No accident that digital editions succeed as readers opt for text

Crafted, great-looking newspaper pages are enjoying a renaissance... as digital editions.

New categories as Europe lauds best digital ideas

Europe's best digital media ideas were recognised at a presentation in Copenhagen last night.

Ten top creatives share their knowledge at Copy School

It's Copy School time again in Melbourne, with applications open for the 20 places who will learn from another world-class line-up of creative tutors.

News expects huge engagement from 'ball call' punt

News Corp Australia's Melbourne daily the Herald-Sun will turn Aussie Rules football into a lottery by gamifying the first 'ball call' of a match.

News pitches engaged audience as KidsNews goes national

A new News Corp website for Australian children aims to teach the importance of reliable news sources.

News takes footy tour to schools, clinics, fan nights

News Corp Australia is promoting its newsmedia and Foxtel football coverage with a ten-stop tour of regional communities.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

New automation features with vjoon K4

A new version of vjoon K4 proviodes Java-less browser access and support for Adobe CC 2018.

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SPH down to business with Google Home offer, service

Singapore's Straits Times is offering new subscribers a free Google Home as the newspaper launches a four-stream audio service on the device.

New marketing chief as SPH grows in digital-first

Ignatius Low is taking over as chief marketing officer of Singapore Press Holdings as Elsie Chua moves to retirement.

New roles as News shapes up digital sales capability

Two new appointments have been announced as News Corp Australia strengthens digital sales and marketing capabilities.

How the mobile, connected consumer is expecting more

Input from international publishers including News Corp Australia forms part of a new INMA study on the impact of the 'connected' individual.

MEI teams with News Hub Media in new alliance

TruEdit developer Managing Editor Inc. has joined News Hub Media in a strategic alliance it says will provide publishers with a comprehensive suite of content and digital asset management, and prepress solutions.

DCN Miami quantifies revenue from social giants

Despite their massive advertising take, Facebook and Google account for only five per cent of publishers' digital revenue, according to new statistics from Digital Content Next.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Packaging push sees regional growth for KBA

Koenig & Bauer is expanding its presence in southeast Asia with the appointment of a flexo technology specialist.

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Efficiency is focus, says Segger as NWZ offshoot signs

A new newspaper press was "the next logical step" for independent printshop WE-Druck after upgrading postpress three years ago.

UAE's Gulf News leads on automation upgrade

Colour and cut-off registration on a large Cromoman press has been modernised as part of a project at Gulf News in Dubai.

Telangana daily back to manroland for press move

Building on the relationship which saw a new Cromoman newspaper press commissioned at Namasthe Telangana in 2016, manroland India has been called in to move one of the publisher's Hiline presses.

Home town daily continues 'piece by piece' modernisation

Innovative German daily the Main-Post is updating its printing plant in Wurzburg, the home town of press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer.

Nine new presses for three Cuba sites

More manroland Uniset presses are headed for Cuba following a major order from Complant.

Bengali printers register their interest in automation

Things are looking sharper around Kolkata as a handful of web printers commit to auto colour registration technology.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Agfa weighs inwith 'robust' thermal plate

Agfa says its new Adamas thermal plate will bring new levels of robustness to newspaper and commercial web applications.

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iF design award for RotaJet press

The RotaJet inkjet web press has been named one of the seven best-designed products in this year's iF Design awards.

Ink technology wins Japanese award for Screen inkjet

Screen's Truepress Jet520HD inkjet web press has been honoured with an award by Japan's Society of Printing Science and Technology, following up on the InterTech award it won last year

GGP integrates digital and offset in manroland project

Integrated digital and offset print systems are taking over at Bertelsman's GGP Media at a print site in Germany's Poseneck.

Fujifilm's 'optimal' Xerox deal set for inkjet print growth

Fujifilm is taking global control of Xerox under a deal which takes the 56-year-old Fuji Xerox partnership to the world.

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.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Multiple zones, editions and an 'optimal balance'

With insert volume tripling in four years, German publisher LR Medienverlag und Druckerei has cut costs and increased flexibility with a new automated system.

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M600 'with the lot' arrives in France

A comprehensively-equipped Goss M600 is being installed at French print house Imprimerie Guillaume in Comines.

Ive up and PMP down as heatset work goes around

The 'see-saw' effect of Australia's crowded and limited heatset printing market has seen Ive Group report a 73 per cent increase in revenue, while rival PMP has delivered warned-of lower profits.

Ankara's Tuna hooked on heatset with twin-web Uniset

Turkish book printer Tuna Matbaacilik will install its first heatset press next year, with the acquisition of a semicommercial manroland Uniset 75 press.

Walstead's Rotocobrhi goes 96-pp in retail market growth

A 96-page Goss Sunday 5000 will replace two 48-page presses at Spanish giant Rotocobrhi in Madrid.

Ive Sydney catalogue plant running ahead of schedule

Less than six months after announcing a new location for the facility, Ive Group has its new 80-page heatset pressline and other equipment in production in Sydney's Huntingwood

Warmth and emotion as Steiner spruiks a new press

Emotions ran high when Swiss printer Vogt-Schild Druck celebrated the inauguration of a new Rotoman press in an event attended by 120 guests.

PRINT | NEWSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

Wayzgoose weekend brings Wimble's print history alive

The name of inkmaker and typefounder Frederick Wimble is writ large on Good Friday week when an inaugural lecture and the return of a traditional wayzgoose brings print fans to Armidale, NSW.

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Wayzgoose weekend brings Wimble's print history alive

The name of inkmaker and typefounder Frederick Wimble is writ large on Good Friday week when an inaugural lecture and the return of a traditional wayzgoose brings print fans to Armidale, NSW.

Movie block collectors face a multimillion bonanza

A heartening tale about the value of tangible print history comes with the US$10 million valuation of a collection of old letterpress printing blocks.

Rare Kiwi Cossars win stay of execution, thanks to NZME

With a stay of execution on its present location, there are hopes for a new future for two Cossar presses in Pahiatua, New Zealand, with the formation of an action committee to make plans and raise funds.

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.

Urgent call to help save rare Kiwi Cossars

There are hopes for a new future for two Cossar presses in Pahiatua, New Zealand, with the formation of an action committee to make plans and raise funds.

Greymouth recovers its letterpress heritage

Letterpress is back at New Zealand's Greymouth Star, 38 years after the newspaper abandoned hot-metal typesetting.

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