'Focussing inwards' brings pandemic results in Jaipur

A programme of commitment to its stakeholders and community has earned Jaipur publisher Rashtradoot a place among INMA's special COVID-19 response awards category.

How COVID-19 'makes us stronger' and may boost sales

As the COVID-19 pandemic is reaching its peak in India, Times Group technical director Snehasis Roy has outlined the moves the English-language giant has had to make.

Acts of kindness find a place 'alongside the shade' of pandemic

There's a saying that "good news is no news", but during the COVID-19 pandemic, four Nine platforms in Australia are tapping a need for "some light alongside the shade" in their coverage... and welcome.

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.

Here's help: WAN-Ifra compiles aid list for journalists

Global newsmedia organisation WAN-Ifra has put together a list of journalism emergency funds around the world.

Government adds $13.4 million to 'repurposed' innovation fund cash

Almost two-thirds of the $50 million PING support for Australian media announced today is funds already promised two years ago.

INMA Road to recovery with Earl Wilkinson

The economic effects of COVID-19 on communities worldwide are wreaking havoc on the advertising marketplaces on which media companies rely to fund journalism, according to speakers addressing the first day of the INMA Virtual...

INMA economic, advertising predictions with Deloitte, Boston Consulting

With pandemic lockdowns slowly lifting, businesses begin to envision what the "new normal" will be - and with it will come clues to what will happen next in advertising. Which ways could things go next for advertising? What l...

INMA rebound strategies for Gannett, Irish Times and Infoglobo

News media companies are facing current declines in revenue head-on with innovative, inspiring efforts. Three companies shared their strategies, goals, and some early results at INMA's Virtual World Congress last Monday.

Virtually there: INMA delegates get together on Zoom

It's midnight in Sydney - an odd hour for INMA president Damian Eales to be at a conference - but the day is yet young in Dallas.

Time to mark press freedom - if you still can

If you can report freely - and it's clearly getting harder - there's a reason to mark UNESCO's 2020 World Press Freedom Day, "a moment for journalism".

Virtual INMA conference morphs for 'new age' needs

INMA has developed a virtual format to replace the World Congress event it was to have held in Paris this month.

News cuts: Questions begging as the community suffers

"It's the community who will suffer the loss," Tom Offermann takes time out from marketing another $20 million property to tell me.

News kills printed Daily in major switch to digital - full statement

Only the Toowoomba Chronicle of the former APN portfolio will survive in print of the mass of mastheads News Corp Australia says today it will switch to digital-only publication.

News bets on digital, closing a massive list of print newspapers

What may prove the biggest bloodbath since Rupert Murdoch's 1987 takeover of the HWT is foretold in an announcement by News Corp Australia today.

Live and one-to-one digital news coaching in India project

A six-part virtual training programme for journalists in India has been launched by WAN-Ifra.

Local girl the right Stuff for NZ with Boucher's MBO

Anyone who has met her or heard her speak will be delighted with the news that Sinead Boucher has been able to buy New Zealand's Stuff newsmedia business.

The Gates bean counter behind Naracoorte's newsmedia revival

News ink is clearly in the blood for Michael Waite, whose mother managed the Naracoorte, South Australia local paper for 35 years.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Brain tumour claims Naviga's Pete Marsh

Publishing systems specialist Peter Marsh has died following a battle with cancer.

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Foxtel draws line on 25 years of Aussie music shows

After vowing last month to support Australian musos by playing all-Australian music on Mondays, Foxtel is to cut its own locally-produced music channels altogether.

Transformation goes on with ViacomCBS changes

Restructuring and transformation continue at Australia's Ten Network, close to two years after the broadcaster was placed in voluntary administration.

Brits go direct to Australia's SVOD market

Another streaming service is to vie for Australia's SVOD market with the launch of joint venture Britbox.

2020 vision: Getting your mojo on, one brick at a time

Mobile journalism trainer Robb Montgomery has published his latest gear list... and it's l-e-a-n.

News 'sticking to podcasts' in Oz as UK butts BBC

News Corp Australia - which last week launched a new news podcast - says it has "no plans" to follow its UK sister company into the talk radio arena.

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+.

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.

Regional readership and the unmentioned double-digit audience losses

It wouldn't have taken a Roy Morgan readership survey to tell News Corp's strength in regional Australia is in Queensland, while that of Australian Community Media is in NSW and ACT.

PCA sees opportunity for advertisers in dark times

A campaign from the UK encourages Australian advertisers to take advantage of the downturn to gain market share.

ACM's Pope goes back in time with poster art

Australian Community Media is doing its bit for tourism in areas which were badly affected by bushfires.

This week in Fort Worth, where Saturday savings are digital

Delegates in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Key Executives Mega-Conference find themselves in the midst of an experiment.

Rolling Stone revival costs print readers a Brag

Doors open and close on Sydney's street and music press with a revival of Rolling Stone this month and the end of The Brag.

Thelma and Macca help boost reading for preschoolers

Books for preschoolers are back as News Corp Australia aims to encourage and inspire families to read with young children in its annual Raise a Reader campaign.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Digital publishers to pocket 20% tax, ask for more

An anomaly exploited by News Corp in the UK to avoid tax on digital editions has been extended to all digital news publishers.

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Brain tumour claims Naviga's Pete Marsh

Publishing systems specialist Peter Marsh has died following a battle with cancer.

Small publishers focus as spotlight goes on best digital work

WAN-Ifra Asia is looking forward to October, when categories in the Asian Digital Media Awards will be honoured.

Gunn 'swimming upstream' as Australian's first female editor

Michelle Gunn has added editorship of The Australian to her responsibilities, becoming the first woman to do so since Rupert Murdoch launched the masthead in 1964.

Not selling, restructuring, as Miller names team for digital transition

Travel, food and digital subscriptions are the keywords in Michael Miller's blueprint for News Corp following the failure of its talks with Australian Community Media.

Google 'like a newsagent or retailer who doesn't pay', says publishers' group

Google's Mel Silva is "missing the point" when it likens its platform to a newsagent or retailer, NewsMediaWorks chief executive Peter Miller says.

Against expectations, ad sales strong in Australia, a record in NZ

In a market distinguished by offers and incentives, newspaper advertising in Australia grew strongly while that in New Zealand was the highest in March since 2017.

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

No technotrans dividend but optimism for the future

technotrans SE has voted not to pay a dividend this year as the company charts a course for its future.

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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.

'They thought I was crazy' Tapken buys second press

When Gerhard Tapken bought the newspaper printing company of which he was managing director in 2018, "many people thought I was crazy".

Trusted 'oldies but goodies' win technology investment

Three elderly but trusted Harris web presses are now 'state-of-the-art', thanks to new control technology.

'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.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Agfa develops Sublima for 'striking', faster printing

Agfa has launched a new "spiral-shaped" screening technology for newspapers it says will hold a 1-99 per cent dot.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

PRINT | TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

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.

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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.

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.

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