After baring the follies of Australia's news publishers to delegates at this year's INMA World Congress, Melbourne academic Mark Ritson is set to face the local industry at the end of this year's Inform News Media Summit.
WAN-Ifra, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, is the global organisation of the world's newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.
Now renamed Newspaper Publishers Association, the NPA retains the title of its predecessor PANPA (Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association) for some of its activities inacluding the annual Newspaper of the Year awards. A one-day Future Forum event now replaces the former PANPA coneference and Panexpo trade show.
Established in 1985, the Australian Single Width Users Group (SWUG) holds an annual conference dedicated to best practice in newspaper production. Since the 2009 event in Albury, NSW, this has been held in March each year.