WNMC19: Building readership with the Spotify generation

How do you give small news businesses and their brands the edge? Simple, you become essential as the "champion of your community", rather than just its watchdog.

Indian start-up Arré rises to top in World Digital Media

Finalists from India and Malaysia were among outright winners of WAN-Ifra's World Digital Media Awards, presented tonight.

How James (and Watson) learn to 'dance' with subscribers

A real estate agent's board as I make my way to News UK's office beside London Bridge offers, 'life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain'.

Microsoft panel rates News Australia a 'rising business'

News Corp Australia's digital marketing agency News Xtend has been honoured with the regional 'breakout star of the year' at Microsoft's global advertising partner and innovation awards in Seattle.

SPH staff relaxed about their bright new environment

In a city where every inch of space counts, a renovation of Singapore Press Holdings' Toa Payoh North news centre has created a new feeling of space and light, while managing to find room for additional facilities.

Tech and ad challenges make Your Money 'too hard'

Your Money, an unwitting partnership between News Corp and Nine, is to close at the end of next week after failing to find its place in the advertising market.

News expands plan for new digital-only battlegrounds

It's back to the barricades as Antony Catalano and Alex Waislitz get ready to take over the more than 160 former Fairfax regional mastheads acquired from Nine Entertainment.

NMA challenged on '$4.7 bn' take from news publishers

Google has hit back at a News Media Alliance report which estimates the search giant's annual take from news publishers' work at $4.7 billion as inaccurate "back-of-the envelope calculations".

'Last chapter' as Nation sets anniversary to stop print

Publisher Nation Multimedia Group has confirmed that it will stop printing daily The Nation newspaper at the end of this month, exactly 48 years after it was first published.

News' four new rival mastheads set to counter Catalano

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is taking the fight to new Australian publisher Antony Catalano with a rival agricultural newspaper and online competitors for his Canberra Times and two other titles.

Weekend reads score highly in NZ media awards

New Zealand's news media industry celebrated a broad range of top work at the Voyager Media Awards, with the Sunday Star-Times declared newspaper of the year and relative newcomer The Spinoff scoring for top website.

Two groups sold in two hours as owners continue to regroup

Daily newspapers continue to change hands apace in the US, with two more transactions announced within two hours yesterday.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

WNMC19: Building readership with the Spotify generation

How do you give small news businesses and their brands the edge? Simple, you become essential as the "champion of your community", rather than just its watchdog.

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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.

Brightcove over the top for three-day Boston event

Seven West Media's Jeremy Brown is among speakers at Brightcove's Play19 event in Boston in May.

CBS invests in news at Australian acquisition 10

As news gets more competitive for publishers and broadcasters, Australia's Network 10 has unveiled a new news set with a nine by 2.4 metre screen, believed to be the country's largest.

Change accelerating in Reuters' video world

In case you missed it, this is the opening video from last week's WAN-Ifra Digital Media Asia event.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Machine learning adds to pricing efficiency at Times Group

A new algorithm-based pricing system is expected to add US$10 million to annual sales for Indian media giant Bennett Coleman & Co.

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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.

Sweet-talking readers leads to double-digit sales growth

Publishing giant ABP has been sweet-talking readers in a campaign which delivers the cha and the chitchat without the sugar.

Rush to digital 'compromising campaign performance,' says study

Newsbrands continue to grow in effectiveness and act as an amplifier to other media in multimedia campaigns, according to a study of IPA Databank cases.

WNMC19: Chasing media literacy for digital natives

Recognising that catching readers when they are young is the secret to building continual audiences, a World News Media Congress audience heard of several ways media companies were serving junior readers.

Hard news makes readers pay attention to ads, research says

New research shows that news stories that pack a punch work harder for advertisers.

AR enhances value for value for Cleo's community in Singapore

While its founding editor, now aged 77, moves to a new challenge as head of Australia's public broadcaster, Cleo magazine is happily moving into a new era in Singapore.

Taboola deal puts News' native content into discovery

News Corp Australia has picked discovery platform Taboola for the "next step" in the evolution of its News Native Network.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Cloud-based subscriber platform backs soccer launch

European broadcaster and multimedia communications group Mediapro will use MPP Global's cloud-based technology to power its new Canadian subscription soccer service.

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WNMC19: Building readership with the Spotify generation

How do you give small news businesses and their brands the edge? Simple, you become essential as the "champion of your community", rather than just its watchdog.

Indian start-up Arré rises to top in World Digital Media

Finalists from India and Malaysia were among outright winners of WAN-Ifra's World Digital Media Awards, presented tonight.

How James (and Watson) learn to 'dance' with subscribers

A real estate agent's board as I make my way to News UK's office beside London Bridge offers, 'life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain'.

Microsoft panel rates News Australia a 'rising business'

News Corp Australia's digital marketing agency News Xtend has been honoured with the regional 'breakout star of the year' at Microsoft's global advertising partner and innovation awards in Seattle.

SPH staff relaxed about their bright new environment

In a city where every inch of space counts, a renovation of Singapore Press Holdings' Toa Payoh North news centre has created a new feeling of space and light, while managing to find room for additional facilities.

Tech and ad challenges make Your Money 'too hard'

Your Money, an unwitting partnership between News Corp and Nine, is to close at the end of next week after failing to find its place in the advertising market.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Maker lends a hand on on Cairo Rotoman project

A used Rotoman press is on its way from Germany to Egypt in the first joint project by manroland Goss and its new subsidiary GWS.

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V-TAB finds success in mix-and-match upgrade project

manroland and KBA satellite units have been combined in an ambitious upgrade project for Swedish publisher V-TAB.

DCOS goes down to Reno for 'biggest' Swift press upgrade

Swedish control specialist DCOS Automation is to bring the latest drive and controls systems to Swift Communications subsidiary PressWorks Nevada in its biggest US project.

Remote diagnostics 'virtually there' in Nordhorn demonstration

manroland Goss has virtualised a PECOM control console virtual in Nordhorn, Germany, in a first for the company.

Major refit brings 20-year-old Dresden pressline up to scratch

Colour density control and the replacement of eight control consoles with a system including four control tablets feature in a comprehensive update at DDV Druck in Dresden.

Times' density order puts QI India on a roll

The Indian unit of Dutch control and automation specialist QIPC is over the moon over a major new order Times of India, on the heels of others from Malayala Manorama and The Printers House.

Sicilian Wisprint Compact set to be European reference site

A new nine-tower press for Gazzetta del Sud in Messina is one of the first into Europe to be sold under the Wisprint brand.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Good in 2003, workflow flies into 2019 cloud for 14 sites

Sixteen years after adopting two ppi Media workflow tools at its Grand Rapids Press, Advance Local has extended the solution across all its 14 company and third-party print sites.

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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.

Ideas in Lucerne to keep digital newspaper printing alive

Viability of the digital newspaper printing proposition varies from geographic market to market, but if you want to check out the latest ideas, Lucerne in February is the place to be.

NIR dryer speeds Screen's performance inkjet

The introduction of an NIR dryer for Screen's 520HD inkjet web will deliver higher print speeds on coated litho stocks and expand lightweight paper capabilities, the company says.

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

PRINT | MAILROOM

Five-month control project gives Gazzetta a sporting chance

Control electronics and other mailroom components have been updated in a major project at RCS Group in Milan.

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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.

Franklin's Sydney sibling a huge investment for Ive

Clients and the industry got a glimpse of Ive Group's $50 million Franklin Web NSW heatset plant this week, one of the largest investments in the Australian industry for some years.

Speciality printer says new tech makes others' obsolete

The newly-merged manroland Goss web systems has sold a German-designed Lithoman heatset press to a US printer.

Three presses go to Africa in single order

manroland has signed an order for three web presses to Ethiopian printer TBO Printing & Publishing.

PRINT | TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

How to impress a typographer

The resolution is terrible but the typography is engaging.

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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.

It's 1913, and a bold voyage of discovery in print is beginning...

Sydney print recruitment consultant James Cryer tells the intimate story of a printing industry in the midst of dramatic change, as related in in the personal diary of his grandfather.

Pressgang tour and lunch a chance to see renovated museum

A meeting of Sydney Pressgang at Penrith Museum of Printing in September will be an opportunity for those interested to see the newly-renovated museum 'in action'.

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.

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