Tremor takes Brooks to new career turn after Unruly sale

Unruly boss Norm Johnston and News UK chief executive Rebekah Brooks are expected to join the board of the video advertising marketplace with its sale to Tremor International.

Manoramaonline takes it to The Wire in South Asian digital awards

Back to bag the best news website category for the second time in three years, Manoramaonline.com has emerged the star of WAN-Ifra's South Asian Digital Media Awards competition.

'Exclusive' local partnership brings Social Display to Oz and UK

Having shared funding with Polar of the Social Display ad format launched by subsidiary Unruly earlier this year, News Corp Australia has announced a local deal to keep the US company's technology to itself.

Mediahuis into Mather partnership as print falls away

European newsmedia company Mediahuis has acquired 35 per cent of industry consultant Mather Economics.

Layout continues Asia push with Inquirer deal

A new editorial system for the Philippine Daily Inquirer will improve efficiency and profitability with the ability to share and publish content across group platforms and publications.

Newsworks chair 'making a noise' at UN over lost billion

Don't call journalism content, a term "hijacked by bullshitters, propagandists fakers and the like".

Advertisers chip in as News repositions on climate change

Readers and national advertisers joined with News Corp today in a unique effort expected to raise a million dollars for Australia's bushfire recovery.

Murdoch and News hose down bushfire criticisms with $10 million cash

Rupert Murdoch and News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson have weighed in to stress the company's role and commitment during Australia's bushfire disaster.

Update: Seven may push ahead on Prime despite vote

Not withstanding a vote against it by "bullies" Bruce Gordon and Australian Community Media boss Antony Catalano, Seven looks set to push ahead with plans to acquire Prime.

Platforms responses promise delay and could impact 'copyright'

Politics and procrastination look set to follow the Australian government's belated response to the probe into digital platforms of its competition regulator.

Two more Asian editors join WEF advisory board

SCMP editor in chief Tammy Tam is among seven new members of the World Editors Forum's advisory board.

Retreat: Diversified cuts losses with Mumbrella Asia closure

Mumbrella Asia - Diversified Communications' Singapore-based advertising and marketing website and events company - has announced it will stop publishing "in the next few days".

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Tremor takes Brooks to new career turn after Unruly sale

Unruly boss Norm Johnston and News UK chief executive Rebekah Brooks are expected to join the board of the video advertising marketplace with its sale to Tremor International.

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How Netflix sets the scene for subscription TV competition

Growth in Netflix has powered the adoption of pay and subscription TV in Australia, paving the way for the arrival of Disney+ and Apple+.

How 'best UX' Kayo has taken News to streaming heights

Figures from News Corp's Kayo sports streaming service paint an interesting picture of how subscribers use the service.

Seven's CAP robots ready to pitch to an Olympic audience

Australia's Seven Network will use AI and ML technology from Jeff Bezos' Amazon Web Services to launch what it claims will be the country's first contextual ad placement facility.

WNMC19: NYT, BBC, LAT, Expressen: Understanding the voice space.

It was a throwaway line Expressen TV editor-in-chief Thomas Mattsson tells me he thought of at the last moment, but it resonated: "Text will be the new print," he said.

If you're happy, clap your hands... and watch your news

Check Kahwa Coffee online and you'll see live entertainment in its offering. But it's a live video service that has been attracting attention from the newsmedia industry.

Here we go again: Mamamia scores repeat success with Aussie podcasts

Millions of Australians are catching a Quicky on the way to work, the intimate smart podcast helping make Mamamia the country's largest female-focussed independent website.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

'Most-read' newspaper adds DAM to production suite

India's Jagran Prakashan is adding Digital Collections' digital asset management system to the ppi Media production and planning solution it introduced in 2016.

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NEW: Jagran Prakashan streamlines and centralises with ppi Media's Digital Assembly Line

Production of the daily Dainik Jagran at more than 35 printing sites across the north of India has been streamlined through the introduction of ppi Media's solutions.

ppi at The Printers Mysore: A first for India

Bilingual and multiplatform, the Content-X system at The Printers Mysore in Bangalore has been implemented in just six months.

ppiMedia's AdSelf self-service ad portal in use at VRM

The VRM group, which is headquartered in Mainz, reaches more than one million readers and has a circulation of more than 320,000 copies.

Media owners urge business 'advertise to avoid downward spiral'

With bookings showing a disturbing downward trend, Australian media companies have launched a campaign to remind businesses why it's even more important to advertise when times get tough

Meanwhile, 'Cantonese confusion' takes Hong Kong to the UK

English commuters could have thought they were in Hong Kong when a familiar news title turned up in Cantonese.

Local and entertainment subscribers lean to national papers

Those who already buy entertainment on subscription are more likely to be bigger buyers of newsmedia, according to a study.

Gold stars in News promotion for Sydney's big race

Gold foil and a hand-made pop-up leveraged the power of print in a five day horse racing promotion through News Corp's Sydney Daily Telegraph.

News struts diversity with inhouse awards

A list of finalists for News Corp Australia's 2019 News Awards gives an indication of the current breadth and diversity of the Murdoch outpost.

AI gets cool as bots handle little details and big data

The theory and practise of artificial intelligence came under the microscope when a panel at WAN-Ifra's Berlin Publishing Days discussed the 'coolness' of AI and how it had been thought to be the answer to most human problems...

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

AI in the mix as Budstikka cuts editor count down to one

A switch to Roxen's news website software is helping Norwegian daily paper Budstikka to substantially increase its reach.

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Tremor takes Brooks to new career turn after Unruly sale

Unruly boss Norm Johnston and News UK chief executive Rebekah Brooks are expected to join the board of the video advertising marketplace with its sale to Tremor International.

Manoramaonline takes it to The Wire in South Asian digital awards

Back to bag the best news website category for the second time in three years, Manoramaonline.com has emerged the star of WAN-Ifra's South Asian Digital Media Awards competition.

'Exclusive' local partnership brings Social Display to Oz and UK

Having shared funding with Polar of the Social Display ad format launched by subsidiary Unruly earlier this year, News Corp Australia has announced a local deal to keep the US company's technology to itself.

Mediahuis into Mather partnership as print falls away

European newsmedia company Mediahuis has acquired 35 per cent of industry consultant Mather Economics.

Layout continues Asia push with Inquirer deal

A new editorial system for the Philippine Daily Inquirer will improve efficiency and profitability with the ability to share and publish content across group platforms and publications.

Newsworks chair 'making a noise' at UN over lost billion

Don't call journalism content, a term "hijacked by bullshitters, propagandists fakers and the like".

Older presses gain a 'second youth' with Smart Pre-setting

A new Smart Pre-setting feature from QIPC-EAE is delivering on a promise to save an extra 150-200 copies with each press start-up.

Retrofit solutions for manroland and Wifag presses

Are you tied to your press manufacturer or original supplier for press controls? Many people thought that, but ABB has been working to show that this is not true, giving press owners freedom of choice.

Welcome to the new world of Wisprint

A new star launched into the web-offset printing firmament last month with the global launch of the Wisprint brand.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Print centre to shut as publisher addresses pension obligations

US newsmedia giant McClatchy is vacating the print centre it sold to its pension fund in 2016.

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'Millions a day' press gets technology upgrade

Consistent performance over a decade and millions of copies has helped QIPC/EAE to an upgrade order from one of China's biggest media groups.

Former UBP press delivers a colour upgrade for New Zealand's Beacon

A five-tower press relocated from Malaysia is to be the centrepiece of a comprehensive upgrade for New Zealand's Beacon Print in Whakatāne.

News invests in print for 50-year-old PNG Post-Courier

Papua New Guinea's daily Post-Courier newspaper is 50 this year, with a late birthday present arriving to cement its commitment to print.

32-unit Magnum brings heat and colour to new US Northwest print site

Spokane, Washington, daily the Spokesman-Review is replacing its double width presses in the city with a eight-tower single-width press in a new factory.

Coldset's waterless press extension goes on autopilot

With a gathering for waterless printers in September and an IfraExpo address by managing director Paul Huybrechts this month, developments at Coldset Printing Partners have been the focus of much attention.

Upgraded Colora presents another unique challenge

A KBA Colora installed for joint venture Borås Tidning Tryckeri in 2002 is being upgraded as one of the original partners regains ownership of its Viared printshop.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

CTP partner Xeikon gets ready for Eede closure

Belgian digital press maker Xeikon, which is an OEM partner of Agfa for CTP systems - is consolidating production ahead of its next 'leap forward'.

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Digital print goes grand-large in Japanese 'first'

Technology from HP and Koenig & Bauer comes together in what is being billed as the biggest digital inkjet web press in the world.

EXCLUSIVE: How inkjet tech and state cash is helping build newspapers' future

Digital printing plant now being installed in Montpelier, France is central to a new initiative aimed at building a future for a regional daily and the nation's press.

Tecnau launches new sheeter at Poing digital expo

New features for inkjet web print finishing are being launched by Tecnau at Canon's Poing event.

Design awards process votes RotaJet a winner

Koenig & Bauer's RotaJet digital press has been named a 'winner' in this year's German Design Awards.

New kit expands options for inkjet newspaper lines

A new zero speed splicer combined with a splicer unwinder is among new offerings for inkjet printers being released by peripheral maker Tecnau.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Satisfaction is mutual with Ferag's first Bartaman order

Swiss mailroom vendor Ferag is celebrating the installation of a packaging line at Bartaman in Kolkata, its first order from the young Indian publisher.

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Ovato shows expanded Warwick Farm 'supersite' to customers and industry

Having consolidated first to bring IPMG's NSW sites together, and again to allow the closure of PMP Moorebank, Ovato had something to show guests at Warwick Farm yesterday.

More independents to lead Ovato as Hannan takes chair

Former chairman of IPMG Michael Hannan is back in the chair following its merger with PMP to create Australian printing giant Ovato.

New partners team for Indian heatset press success

Installation of a used M600 heatset press in Mumbai is a breakthrough for manroland Goss web systems India in collaboration with GWS.

Mauritius M600 gets environment-friendly dryer

A reconfigured M600 commercial press has been kitted out with LED UV drying in a project for a Mauritius-based printing company.

More vibrant samples as Baldwin showcases LED-UV

Vibrant print samples from a demonstration of LED-UV curing technology are included in a new 'look-book'.

Get thee to packaging, Jansen tells commercial printers

Incoming chief executive of Contiweb Rutger Jansen has one piece of advice for heatset web printers: Get into offset packaging.

PRINT | TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

'Save Mono matrices' appeal as letterpress auction looms

Museums and letterpress printers in Australia have been urged to help stop rare items from Melbourne Museum of Printing going overseas or worse still, being scrapped.

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'Save Mono matrices' appeal as letterpress auction looms

Museums and letterpress printers in Australia have been urged to help stop rare items from Melbourne Museum of Printing going overseas or worse still, being scrapped.

Melbourne auction fragments two centuries of print history

Printing and telecommunications equipment which charts much of the history of the industry comes under the hammer in Melbourne at the end of this month.

Historic NZ Cossars at risk as project hopes fade

New Zealand's two historic Cossar presses are in limbo after hopes of housing them in a new museum were abandoned.

Gutenberg press first step in a 'model printing museum'

What did Gutenberg's first wooden printing press look like? An impression of the print pioneer's 1436 original is helping raise funds for a Sydney museum.

How to impress a typographer

The resolution is terrible but the typography is engaging.

Hot pots lead to museum reopening

They have been firing up the pots on three hot-metal linecasters at the Penrith Museum of Printing again following a major renovation and extension.

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