Mount Gambier gets its paper back, while others find ways of thriving

More good news on the print edition front is that independent South Australian masthead The Border Watch is coming back after closing last month with the loss of 38 jobs.

Rivers run again: Nine's Stevens tells how print plot was lost and found

Distance lends enchantment to the view, and there's a tendency for speakers to be more relaxed when they're half a world from home.

Enjoying the WFH experience while women struggle for roles in India

COVID challenges of working from home, being a woman in India's 'boys club'...

Smarter digital future offers growth, 'but watch the costs with tech'

Views on from industry leaders continued through the opening day of WAN-Ifra's Indian Media Leaders eSummit, with views on advertising, an increasingly-digital future, and giving readers what they want.

ACM taking news and lifestyle up the coast to Catalano's Byron

A new paid-sale weekly is the latest ACM offering to fill the print void created by News Corp Australia's closures.

Waiting game as India's newspaper business comes back to life

Put three executives who have committed their lives to journalism together in a room with a former TV anchor, and a frisson of rivalry, but most of all commitment shows through.

Macy Gray joins newsrooms to celebrate World News Day on Monday

Two global webcasts - one on Singapore time discussing the pandemic, youth and the media - will celebrate Monday's World News Day.

'Immense opportunity' as regional members join WAN-Ifra's boards

Sinead Boucher, chief executive and owner of New Zealand's Stuff is among ten new directors on WAN-Ifra's supervisory board and four on its executive board.

Assaulted press freedom warrior named 2020 Golden Pen winner

As the winner of this year's WAN-Ifra Golden Pen of Freedom award, Jineth Bedoya Lima continues to fight for press freedom and justice for victims of sexual violence - starting with her own.

Regional rising stars shine in INMA initiative for under-30s

Nine Asia Pacific and south Asia 'rising stars' of news media are among the '30 Under 30' named in INMA's awards scheme with one, Utkarsh Arora, among the six grand prize winners.

Newsmakers show why #NewsMatters in live events

A webcast featuring Anthony Fauci and Maria Ressa is among events to celebrate World News Day on September 28.

WAN-Ifra moves Congress to Taipei 2021, shelves Zaragoza

Having already postponed its World News Media Congress to September, WAN-Ifra has now said the event will not take place this year.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

SPH to offer Singapore clients NewsXtend in three-year deal

Singapore Press Holdings has struck a deal to sell News Corp Australia's News Xtend marketing service to its customers in the island state.

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Logistics and a 2200 km drive no bar to Amedia's sports video ambition

A lean team and a "can-do" attitude are helping a Norwegian publisher break new ground with video coverage.

Coles to pitch personalised ads as Nine applies Adobe tech

Fairfax having brought its close relationship with Adobe to Nine Entertainment, the two are now to work together on a new data partnership.

Video streamers hungry for more content services

Despite the large number of new services already launched, 70 per cent of viewers are still open to trying a new streaming service.

Report shows how streamed video became the pandemic star

Streamed video now accounts for an average four hours and three minutes of every day, with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on lives across the globe.

Community TV approaches six-year deadline to switch online

Regional communities losing their printed newspapers are not the only ones facing a deadline at the end of this month.

Solstice teams to 'scale up' for podcasting opportunity

Broadcaster and podcaster Nicole Haack has partnered with Adelaide-based Solstice Media to create a new national podcasting and audio production agency.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Solution delivers hyper-regional ads on social media

A complex project to deliver hyper-regional ads for a beverage chain is attracting interest from other industry segments.

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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.

How neuroscience reiterates the messages of marketing

The traditional wisdom of there never being a second chance to create a first impression comes to mind with the comments of Diana Lucaci.

How staying focussed is delivering a subscriber boom for News daily

Readership and subscriber engagement have boomed for News Corp metro tabloid the Herald Sun, just as its audience has been going through the world's toughest lockdown.

Above and beyond, drones take Reuters where humans can't

News agency Reuters has told the story of its increasing use of drones to deliver images and footage, "going where journalists can't".

US research, HK case study in INMA's branded content report

A new INMA report explains "why branded content fits today's advertising moment".

Transforming a brand on a lazy Mumbai Sunday

Almost a year after its initial implementation, this Indian weekend brand is celebrating the success of a new look and a new approach to content.

How India's leading English paper put its brand behind LGBTQ acceptance

Executives at the Times of India looked to classified, one of the newspaper's oldest sections, as a way in which they could help tackle social issues for the LGBTQ community following the historic 2018 court decision.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Oval office-approved TikTok over here with TV campaign

Not only has TikTok 'slipped through the US net' with president Donald Trump waving through a minority deal, but you'll be seeing more of it on prime time Australian television.

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SPH to offer Singapore clients NewsXtend in three-year deal

Singapore Press Holdings has struck a deal to sell News Corp Australia's News Xtend marketing service to its customers in the island state.

Time to limit platforms' legal protection, says Chavern

A US law which protects "interactive computer services" such as Facebook and Google from liability for user posts is "a government license to build rage machines", NMA's David Chavern says.

Eight join Google programme to build subs revenue

Eight Asia Pacific publishers will take part in a Google-funded regional 'subscriptions lab', starting next month.

App users share money worries in Murdochs' media-for-equity investment

A startup investment company which has the Murdoch family as its largest common denominator, is adding the developer of a personal finance app that collects data to its investments.

Facts and figures behind the tech giants' code confrontation

With the end of the consultation period on Australia's News Media Bargaining Code tomorrow begins a confrontation with technology giants Google and Facebook.

Manderson back to lead News' digital experience

Luke Manderson has returned to News in Australia after a spell at its New York headquarters and with Barron's Group.

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

Flying roll change agreement delivers non-stop digital print

An agreement between Hunkeler and Quantum Design has led to a new combination for non-stop production in digital printing.

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Six units, folder headed for Indonesian print site

The flags are out at ImpressionsWorldwide's headquarters in Burlington, following an order from a printer in Indonesia.

News takes a ten-year lease on life for Melbourne print

Readers of News Corp's flagship The Australian have been given details of the new west Melbourne print site it is developing under a ten-year lease.

Page Packs Metro a first for integrated rego/density

A Goss Metro with no four-highs is being upgraded with closed-loop registration and colour density in a new US project.

Greenfield press project powers ahead despite pandemic

While print sites are shutting in other parts of the world because of COVID-19, a significant press project is pushing ahead in Spokane in the US Northwest.

Single-width expansion includes closed-loop colour

A three-stage press installation at Stuart Web in Florida has transformed the commercial printer's single-width press, virtually without upsetting production.

Second century to bring print into focus

A recently-acquired Goss Universal 50 at leading Colombian newspaper Vanguardia Liberal is to have its QI Press Controls' colour register and cut-off system updated.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

New custom plate robot takes over the heavy lifting

Agfa reckons its new plate loading robot could save employees from up to 230 tonnes of heavy lifting a year.

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Intertech awards honour the evolving tech around digital print

Three companies and four digital print technologies are prominent in this year's InterTech technology awards.

New Screen inkjet takes print back to black

If there's a digital newspaper printing opportunity that doesn't justify colour, a new monochrome Screen inkjet has it covered.

No longer a choice between speed or quality as cheaper inks hit

Kodak's new lower-cost Ultrastream inkjet technology has emerged in a new mid-market press for which speeds of 150 metres/minute is claimed.

New dry toner tech expands concepts for digital web

Xeikon says digital web presses using its new Sirius technology will run at up to 30 metres per minute.

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.

PRINT | MAILROOM

News UK's 'plastics pledge' leads to tight upgrade schedule

A commitment to eliminate single-use plastic in newspaper products has seen News Corp's Newsprinters operation in Knowsley, Liverpool, package the Sun TV Magazine and inserts with the main paper, rather than shipping separately in polywrapped bundles.

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Auction follows Cenveo's COVID strike

A 30-year-old manroland Lithoman heatset press is among plant for sale in Richmond, USA following the closure of the Cadmus printing plant there.

Latest heatset technology holds its own amid innovations

Delivered mid-March, just as COVID-19 was also arriving in the country, a sophisticated new manroland Goss Lithoman is just in production at Mercury Print Productions.

Ovato NZ invests to win shuttered magazines business

It's the ultimate sales pitch: Magazine printer Ovato NZ wants the business its main competitor has just lost with the closure of Bauer Media NZ last month.

AMS shows LED-UV in Bangkok, boosts US team

Printers from Thailand learned more about LED-UV printing at an open day in Bangkok.

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.

PRINT | TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

NZ 'letterpress in the city' hopes at risk as COVID-19 strikes

Officially opened only in February, New Zealand's "letterpress in the city" Wellington Centre for Book Arts has had to suspend opening hours during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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NZ 'letterpress in the city' hopes at risk as COVID-19 strikes

Officially opened only in February, New Zealand's "letterpress in the city" Wellington Centre for Book Arts has had to suspend opening hours during the COVID-19 lockdown.

NZ 'letterpress in the city' hopes at risk as COVID-19 strikes

Drawing on inspiration from Minnesota, London and San Francisco, the Wellington Centre for Book Arts brings letterpress history to the city in the first centre of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Shaky promo film tells the letterpress newspaper story well

Images and film of the days of linos and letterpress are becoming increasingly rare.

'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.

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