SCMP recruits programmatic expert from London

Hong Kong newsmedia publisher South China Morning Post has recruited Ian Hocking from News UK as its digital director of advertising.

Algorithm regulator in view as Australia takes on duopoly

An Australian algorithm regulator, able to probe Google and Facebook's opacity, is among recommendations of a preliminary report by the country's competition watchdog.

Glennon joins Newscycle with MG2 reader tools acquisition

Newscycle will add MG2's subscription and audience tools to its digital platform following acquisition of the Pennsylvania-based software company.

Data fusion promises off-platform Australian audience 'first'

Emma-rated newsmedia will benefit from an interim calibration to Nielsen's digital content audience targets, pending delivery of its full synthetic database.

Seeking out loyal readers at Fairfax's flagship site

The "split personality" of one of Australia's best-known news websites, smh.com.au was just one of the problems that needed fixing when Jess Ross joined Fairfax Media in 2016.

Print appeal, the ignorance of readers... and the China web

If you're in doubt about the enduring appeal of print, note the rush which greeted Rasmus Nielsen's limited offer of hardcopy copies of the Reuters Digital News Report he'd brought to Digital Media Asia's Hong Kong venue from...

ANHG completes its century as newsletter of record

The newsletter of the Australian Newspaper History Group has celebrated its 100th edition with the story of the 1979 agreement on "direct input" of journalists' text, 20 years before it was founded.

Beware of 'handing the keys' to Google, says Morris

Increasing advertising revenue to publishers would be a simple way in which Google could help journalism, the ABC's Gaven Morris says.

Oops! News slips out salary and redundancy detail

While sometimes appearing to relish reporting staff cuts at rival Fairfax Media, News Corp Australia tends to be tight-lipped about changes in its own workforce.

Judith Neilson commits $100m for journalism institute

Literally like a white rabbit out of a hat, A$100 million has popped up to celebrate and encourage quality journalism in Australia.

Full programme planned for European media week

INMA is taking its European Media Innovation Week to Hamburg next year for a conference, seminar and study tour.

Sharemarket levels Nine and Fairfax as Catalano 'bid' fails

There was last-minute fun and games for Fairfax Media shareholders as former Domain chief executive Antony Catalano expressed an interest in taking over the business, without - it was decided - formalising a bid.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

SCMP recruits programmatic expert from London

Hong Kong newsmedia publisher South China Morning Post has recruited Ian Hocking from News UK as its digital director of advertising.

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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.

Virtually amazing: Harnessing AR for World Cup effect

As the football World Cup progresses, fans and tecchies alike have been able to savour mind-blowing visual effects and the imaginative use global broadcasters have made of them.

Ma's billionaire fist is death to basketball

The eccentricities of billionaire media moguls are something the industry needs to get used to, but it's taking time to come to terms with Jack Ma's performance aspirations.

How two Aussies became the ocean's global video stars

An audience delivered via YouTube now supports the blue water dreams of a few with the imagination to exploit it.

Markets vary on localised OTT content, seminar hears

With the rapid advances in technology, people can tune into their favourite OTT platforms anytime and anywhere, but how do you meet demand for such content.

Now Adobe shows why you can't believe your ears (video)

More than three decades since it was founded, and almost that since the birth of its best-known child, Adobe continues to amaze.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Austrian Press Agency expands Kiosk with MPP

Austrian media monitoring and intelligence provider APA-DeFacto will use MPP Global's technology to enhance their content aggregation platform for publishers.

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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.

Going native becomes more important for publishers

Native advertising - in all its forms - has become a key item for publishers, accounting for a fifth of advertising revenue.

Miranda tells True Crime story as police make an arrest

News Corp has told the story of its True Crime Australia podcast and video series which this morning led to an arrest in what has been known as the Teachers Pet case.

Triggers, pricing and the 'churn monster' in Stockholm

INMA will take its media subscriptions week concept to Stockholm with a new summit next March.

US newsmedia's sales propositions brought to book

Persuasive arguments for advertising in newspapers and newsmedia are brought together in a new research document from US-based News Media Alliance.

Journalism as product, UGC as low-cost content, at DMA HK

Productising journalism - or user-generated content for that matter - were two of the concepts being canvassed as Digital Media Asia got underway today.

Truth builds trust - Aussie groups push context

Australia's three biggest newsmedia groups are backing a national campaign to stress the value of trusted journalism to advertisers.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

New Year deadline for Google innovation applications

It's Christmas and Google has hundreds of thousands of dollars to give away to news publishers. So perhaps you should apply.

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SCMP recruits programmatic expert from London

Hong Kong newsmedia publisher South China Morning Post has recruited Ian Hocking from News UK as its digital director of advertising.

Algorithm regulator in view as Australia takes on duopoly

An Australian algorithm regulator, able to probe Google and Facebook's opacity, is among recommendations of a preliminary report by the country's competition watchdog.

Glennon joins Newscycle with MG2 reader tools acquisition

Newscycle will add MG2's subscription and audience tools to its digital platform following acquisition of the Pennsylvania-based software company.

Data fusion promises off-platform Australian audience 'first'

Emma-rated newsmedia will benefit from an interim calibration to Nielsen's digital content audience targets, pending delivery of its full synthetic database.

Seeking out loyal readers at Fairfax's flagship site

The "split personality" of one of Australia's best-known news websites, smh.com.au was just one of the problems that needed fixing when Jess Ross joined Fairfax Media in 2016.

Print appeal, the ignorance of readers... and the China web

If you're in doubt about the enduring appeal of print, note the rush which greeted Rasmus Nielsen's limited offer of hardcopy copies of the Reuters Digital News Report he'd brought to Digital Media Asia's Hong Kong venue from...

PRINT | IN BRIEF

South Asia semicommercial projects are under control

Dutch automation specialist QI Press Controls says it is working with Indian press manufacturers Ronald and Prakash on a number of new press projects.

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Weiss finds there's room at the top for another e:line

It's an 'in' joke at Germany's Weiss Druck that their Colorman e:line press - the first to be installed - was known as the Gipfelstürmer or "summit climber". Another translation is "ambitious person".

NZME's elderly Goss saving copies with remote-installed presetting

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

SPH invests in upgrades at Jurong plant

New ABB consoles are being commissioned in February on four KBA Commander presses at Straits Times publisher Singapore Press Holdings in Jurong as part of a programme covering all 16 presses.

QI wins friends in India with double-sensor systems

Colour register control is winning growing recognition in India with orders for Dutch specialist QI Press Controls from printer Pudhari Publications and press maker Sigmarq.

In Sweden, a 20-year-old Goss Magnum to perform 'like new'

An expiring lease and the end of a print contract have prompted a new life for an 11-tower Goss Magnum at one of MittMedia Print's five print sites in Sweden.

When ink at two grammes a copy is not good enough

Not satisfied with reducing ink consumption to 2g a copy, German newspaper printer Druckhaus Ulm-Oberschwaben (DUO) is looking to further savings with automatic colour control.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Processing pushed out by ping-pong in Korean CTP move

Plate processing has given way to table tennis at South Korean newspaper printer SRB Media following a switch to CTP and process-free plates.

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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

GGP integrates digital and offset in manroland project

Integrated digital and offset print systems are taking over at Bertelsman's GGP Media at a print site in Germany's Poseneck.

Fujifilm's 'optimal' Xerox deal set for inkjet print growth

Fujifilm is taking global control of Xerox under a deal which takes the 56-year-old Fuji Xerox partnership to the world.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Ferag tracks used components for mailroom upgrade

A project to modernise Ferag mailroom systems at Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier included tracking down pre-owned MultiDisc components to suit the customer.

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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.

M600 'with the lot' arrives in France

A comprehensively-equipped Goss M600 is being installed at French print house Imprimerie Guillaume in Comines.

Ive up and PMP down as heatset work goes around

The 'see-saw' effect of Australia's crowded and limited heatset printing market has seen Ive Group report a 73 per cent increase in revenue, while rival PMP has delivered warned-of lower profits.

Ankara's Tuna hooked on heatset with twin-web Uniset

Turkish book printer Tuna Matbaacilik will install its first heatset press next year, with the acquisition of a semicommercial manroland Uniset 75 press.

PRINT | TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

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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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.

Rare Kiwi Cossars win stay of execution, thanks to NZME

With a stay of execution on its present location, there are hopes for a new future for two Cossar presses in Pahiatua, New Zealand, with the formation of an action committee to make plans and raise funds.

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