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".

Beach drama 'luck' of News director's heart-stopper

Expert help and a defibrillator were close at hand when News executive editor Bryce Johns suffered a cardiac arrest on a Sunshine Coast beach.

Pragmatic Gingras tells publishers Google's behind you

A world with fewer publishers and more independent journalists is envisaged by media veteran Richard Gingras, speaking in Hong Kong last week.

Another good night out for two in digital awards

More than half the 30 prizes in this year's tenth Asian Digital Media Awards were shared by two publishers.

i's right as UK readies a new wave of regional competition

A week in which UK regional publisher Newsquest gained a new owner and the company Ken Doctor calls "America's worst newspaper owners" took control of Tribune Publishing, has ended with quality tabloid daily i falling to the ...

Irreplaceable 'memories' going under the hammer this weekend

Desperate to stop the auction which will fragment the print collection of a lifetime, Michael Isaachsen is on the phone to see if I can point him to a lazy $100k which might halt the weekend's historic auction.

New Stuff/NZME merger proposal includes offer of editorial 'ringfence'

Other attempts to sell it having failed, new owners Nine Entertainment are looking to revive plans to merge its Stuff business with New Zealand rival NZME.

Media meets government as High Court adjourns

A meeting with the communications minister and attorney general has left Australian media chiefs hopeful of changes to the laws affecting press freedom.

Setting the scene for Digital Media Asia's Hong Kong

Media freedom has an altogether different meaning in Hong Kong, where I arrived yesterday evening ahead of WAN-Ifra's Digital Media Asia event.

The government cash helping drive newsmedia innovation

Funds from France's FSDP are helping regional daily Midi Libre reorganise its edition structure and introduce new printing technology.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Mediahuis into Mather partnership as print falls away

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

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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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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.

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...

How The Economist faces today, and thrives

A strategy of putting readers first is paying dividends for the venerable news magazine The Economist, described as a "views paper not a newspaper" by circulation head, Marina Haydn.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

New digital options for Luxembourg publisher

A new partnership to distribute and monetise a digital version of Luxemburger Wort has launched with new replica and app versions for mobile and web.

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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".

Beach drama 'luck' of News director's heart-stopper

Expert help and a defibrillator were close at hand when News executive editor Bryce Johns suffered a cardiac arrest on a Sunshine Coast beach.

Pragmatic Gingras tells publishers Google's behind you

A world with fewer publishers and more independent journalists is envisaged by media veteran Richard Gingras, speaking in Hong Kong last week.

Another good night out for two in digital awards

More than half the 30 prizes in this year's tenth Asian Digital Media Awards were shared by two publishers.

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

New chairman for Heidelberg faces digital challenges

Heidelberg - still the world's biggest printing machine maker - has named Martin Sonnenschein as the new chairman of its supervisory board.

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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.

30-year-old press gets closed-loop colour in upgrade

A hybrid press - including units dating to more than three decades ago - will be only the third in France to install QI Press Controls closed-loop colour system.

Persgroep's Best way is to follow Amsterdam on controls

Persgroep Printing in Best is taking the opportunity of a colour registration upgrade to modernise all the control systems on its three Wifag Evolution OF 375S presses.

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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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.

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.

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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