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+.

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.

Brands' digital content in new push with newsmedia and TV

A new group combining major Australian newsmedia and TV companies will also promote the effectiveness of advertisers' video and display content.

Up the apples and pears to dream of a new national daily

That rare commodity, a print readership statistic, puts a measure on how much work Antony Catalano might have to do if he wants to reprise ambitions for the Canberra Times as a national newspaper (writes Peter Coleman).

Political decision may have forced McClatchy bankruptcy

McClatchy's pensioners, who have outlived family ownership of the 163-year-old company, are not the only ones standing to lose as it takes Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Judith Neilson Institute seeks fellows for second Asia programme

Australia's Judith Neilson Institute will reprise its Asia reporting fellowship in 2020, and is inviting applications.

Alden chases Lee as Buffett opts to be banker, landlord

The anticipated deal for Lee Enterprises to acquire BH Media's publications and the Buffalo News has been eclipsed by news this morning that Alden Global Capital's MNG Enterprises has taken a 5.9 per cent stake in Lee.

The Press works late, but newsmedia have left the building

See in there if you like, a metaphor for the newsmedia industry: A wine bar and music venue remains as the only connection to what was once the grand headquarters of Tamworth's Northern Daily Leader.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Sampling news styles with the daily grind

When news comes daily of retailers no longer stocking newspapers, how to readers 'sample' news... and identify themselves as readers.

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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+.

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.

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.

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.

Real estate stake gives Catalano a hand in the game

Two scenarios are said to explain Antony Catalano's return to Australia's classified real estate market.

News promises data share with Knewz aggregator

News Corp's news aggregation platform Knewz has appeared in beta form, "powered by artificial intelligence and curated by news editors".

Media owners urge business 'advertise to avoid downward spiral'

With bookings showing a disturbing downward trend, Australian media companies have launched a campaign to remind businesses why it's even more important to advertise when times get tough

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Acquisition, events and ticketing in TownNews' releases

After powering paywalls for its customers for two decades, editorial systems developer TownNews has introduced a new audience acquisition and retention platform.

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Sampling news styles with the daily grind

When news comes daily of retailers no longer stocking newspapers, how to readers 'sample' news... and identify themselves as readers.

More questions: Australia sets ad tech and platforms timelines

The inquiry into advertising technology recommended by Australia's competition watchdog is finally underway, with a second, longer inquiry into digital platforms just announced.

Digital questions answered in New Delhi next week

The Wire founding editor Siddharth Varadajan is among the latest additions to the programme for WAN-Ifra's Digital Media India event next week.

INMA back with third transformation series

Executives from the New York Times, SF Chronicle, Torstar and Gannett will be among those leading INMA's third Digital Transformation Master Class.

CCI and Escenic rebrand for growth and to leverage 'family'

After largely submerging its name behind that of its CUE brand, CCI Europe is to become Stibo DX, linking closer with its parent group.

Tremor takes Brooks to new career turn after Unruly sale

Unruly boss Norm Johnston and News UK chief executive Rebekah Brooks are expected to join the board of the video advertising marketplace with its sale to Tremor International.

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

'Safe choice' takes Reiff to waste minimisation

Replacing an outdated automation system, Offenbach-based Reiff Zeitungsdruck is looking for as little waste as possible on their Koenig & Bauer Commander press.

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'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.

Former UBP press delivers a colour upgrade for New Zealand's Beacon

A five-tower press relocated from Malaysia is to be the centrepiece of a comprehensive upgrade for New Zealand's Beacon Print in Whakatāne.

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.

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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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

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 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.

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.

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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