Now Eales charged with transforming News Corp from New York

As the order changes in Sydney, News Corp chief operating officer and INMA president Damian Eales is off to a new role in New York, restructuring the global giant at group level.

JNI brings investigative journalism conference to Australia

Australia's Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas is to bring the 20th Global Investigative Journalism Conference to Sydney next year.

'Courageous' COVID efforts win as INMA shares virtual prizes

The presentations are virtual, but the achievement is real as INMA presented its 2020 Global Media Awards overnight, curiously with the support of Google.

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.

ACM to close four print sites 'to match capacity with demand'

Australian Community Media has revised its 'hit list' of endangered print sites to include Ballarat in Victoria instead of Tamworth, NSW, where printing was previously suspended.

Speculation a News deal behind ACM's Ballarat print closure

In Victoria, closed last night by a resumed pandemic lockdown, a project on a patch once known as 'pleurisy plains' could become a plague on printers' jobs.

No 'news desert' in Noosa, as regional print vacuum eases

Sixteen-hundred copies of all-colour quarto newsletter Cooroora Connect were among the last jobs printed on the web at News Corp Australia's Warwick print site before it closed last week.

Independents' day: Courier-Mail goes regional as new papers launch

The first of what is expected to be a raft of new Queensland print newspapers has set its launch date for the middle of this month.

News in new talks to cut excess capacity

There's speculation about the future of its two remaining southeast Queensland print centres as News Corp Australia looks to consolidate Murarrie (Brisbane) and Yandina following closure of most of its regional print editions...

Focus turns to journalists as Indian publishers reel

Increasingly dire reports only partly chart the change of fortune of the Indian newspaper industry wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Brief 'non-compete' period as buyers shape up for AAP

A curious situation is emerging with the possibility of two AAP successors competing with each other for Australia's wire service business.

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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.

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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Libération cloud provides better environment for WFH

French national daily Libération is moving to a cloud-hosted version of its Eidosmedia editorial and publishing platform.

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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.

A decade of cutting the buzzwords from global PR-speak

Australian expat Hamish Thompson has published his list of the most abused words and phrases from the tenth year of his Buzzsaw online tool.

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.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Tender an opportunity to see how Emma shapes up

With major changes in Australia's news media market, the publisher-owned The Readership Works is looking for a new contractor for its print audience measurement Emma.

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Brief 'non-compete' period as buyers shape up for AAP

A curious situation is emerging with the possibility of two AAP successors competing with each other for Australia's wire service business.

Trigger moment: What happens with cookie phase-out

INMA's chief executive Earl Wilkinson has penned a report on the advertising and data ramifications of the upcoming third-party cookie phaseout.

'Google paying for app content, not search' says local chief

Don't confuse news that Google plans to pay select publishers for news with the idea that they might cough up for the snippets which appear in news searches.

Doctor leads analysis on revenue, and trials his own idea

There's a flavour of next week's World Media Leaders eSummit in the comments of news media analyst Ken Doctor in an interview with WAN-Ifra's World News Publishing Focus.

Town News turns publisher as 'incubator' tackles news deserts

US systems developer Town News is moving further into the content business with a new service based around 'news deserts'... the localities effectively abandoned by publishers and journalists.

Brain tumour claims Naviga's Pete Marsh

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

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

In Bodö, Norway, DCOS fits camera number 200

DCOS has replaced original drive and control systems on an eight-tower Tensor at Amedia in Bodö, Norway.

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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

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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