Wanna dance? Print trio are spot on for $100k contest (vid)

If just the thought of working in newspapers is enough to make you want to dance, watch out for a new Australian reality TV programme.

Innovation a theme for NMW's Inform Summit in Sydney

The run-up to September's Inform NewsMedia Summit event has begun with the announcement of Zenith US innovation head Tom Goodwin as keynoter.

New culture in place, Ma's SCMP is ready to communicate

An 'exciting new chapter' is starting in Hong Kong, with new offices and a new outgoing, global approach to publication for the South China Morning Post. Peter Coleman reports

Facing the challenge to trust and freedom

Publishers confront new problems in safeguarding truth, trust and journalist security in the digital era. Maggie Coleman reports

Branding exercise: ideas from Bali, India and Singapore

Maggie Coleman listens to ideas from Bali, India and Singapore

Massive collaboration beneath the Panama hat

Wahyu Dhyatmika and Scilla Alecci led a Publish Asia masterclass through the process of collaborative investigation. Maggie Coleman reports

Wanna dance? Print trio are spot on for $100k contest (vid)

If just the thought of working in newspapers is enough to make you want to dance, watch out for a new Australian reality TV programme.

Innovation a theme for NMW's Inform Summit in Sydney

The run-up to September's Inform NewsMedia Summit event has begun with the announcement of Zenith US innovation head Tom Goodwin as keynoter.

New culture in place, Ma's SCMP is ready to communicate

An 'exciting new chapter' is starting in Hong Kong, with new offices and a new outgoing, global approach to publication for the South China Morning Post. Peter Coleman reports

Facing the challenge to trust and freedom

Publishers confront new problems in safeguarding truth, trust and journalist security in the digital era. Maggie Coleman reports

Branding exercise: ideas from Bali, India and Singapore

Maggie Coleman listens to ideas from Bali, India and Singapore

Massive collaboration beneath the Panama hat

Wahyu Dhyatmika and Scilla Alecci led a Publish Asia masterclass through the process of collaborative investigation. Maggie Coleman reports

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Templates and digital solutions at Kiel event

Insights into the use of ppi Media's Content-X editorial system at Deccan Herald publisher The Printers Mysore were among highlights of the German developer's Open Days sessions.

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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.

SPH contributes to London 'deep dive' video day

Helping publishers turn video investments into a successful strategy is the subject of a 'deep dive video day" during WAN-Ifra's International Newsroom Summit in London this month.

HTML5 tool takes video editing outside

A new story production tool provides an easy way of editing video and distributing it to platforms including social media and media asset management systems.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Smart move towards predictive modelling in update

A predictive function in EidosMedia's Smart update creates a 'what if' modelling scenario to assess the impact of changes in newsroom resources and processes.

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Piechota's brief on living with social giants

Participants in a Bali masterclass were told to consider an exit strategy among options, writes Peter Coleman

How getting Neighbourly saved Stuff from Facebook

New Zealand-based publisher Stuff is connecting with online users at a new level following its full acquisition of social media platform Neighbourly.

SA business gets a $1 million chance to 'make an impression'

News Corp is backing print advertising with a marketing campaign which offers small businesses $1 million in advertising as prizes.

UK publishers calculate the profit brands miss out on

British publishers' marketing group Newsworks has launched a new campaign to tell brands about the £3 billion ($5.45 billion) profit they're missing out on.

Focus on readers, INMA subs week report emphasises

Learnings from INMA's London Media Subscriptions Week stress that a reader-focused business model with digital subscriptions at the core represents the news industry's best hope.

How Fairfax's 'easy' elevator chats with Google build business

As Fairfax Media works with Google on programmatic advertising and explores cooperation on subscriptions and data, the Australian publisher has reported growing digital and non-print revenue share.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

IfraExpo/DCX to include industrials' content issues

A new exhibition area for companies' content services is being added to the IfraExpo/DCX exhibition offering in Berlin this October.

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Templates and digital solutions at Kiel event

Insights into the use of ppi Media's Content-X editorial system at Deccan Herald publisher The Printers Mysore were among highlights of the German developer's Open Days sessions.

MMA set for India push with key appointments

Expansion of the Mobile Marketing Association in India is continuing with two senior leadership appointments.

De Roos hands over as WoodWing completes reorganisation

Internal reorganisation complete, Jan de Roos has handed the leadership of WoodWing over to its chief financial officer Ross Paterson.

Cashed-up REA to buy 'instant valuer' for $130 million

News Corp's REA Group has celebrated a year of stellar growth by buying property data provider Hometrack Australia for $130 million, almost half of which will come from cash on hand.

Baker's Mitula sells to Lifull for cash and stock

Australian-traded global online real estate publisher Mitula has been bought by Trovit owner Lifull for $187 million cash and stock.

Bigger role for storytelling, data in News' digital agency

News Corp Australia has launched a full-service digital agency and a facility to use and match brands' data in their pitches to audiences, as part of a suite of initiatives for advertisers.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

technotrans buys Reisner Cooling out of administration

technotrans will go further into plastics processing with the purchase of Reisner Cooling Energy's business from the administrator.

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India's top ten for ICQC quality competition

India dominates the upcoming 2018-2020 International Color Quality Club with ten of its biggest publishers enrolling for the programme.

CPP signs for new automation phase ahead of plant closure

Belgian-headquartered printer Coldset Printing Partners has begun a new programme of upgrades with orders for automation on presses including its new KBA Cortina.

European print chiefs view Mediaprint's Vienna project

A project to equip Austrian giant Mediaprint for the future of newspaper printing has come under peer scrutiny at an open day in Vienna.

DB comes back for fourth Prakash Newslight

A fourth 24-page press has been ordered by Hindi-language publishing giant DB Group.

Efficiency is focus, says Segger as NWZ offshoot signs

A new newspaper press was "the next logical step" for independent printshop WE-Druck after upgrading postpress three years ago.

UAE's Gulf News leads on automation upgrade

Colour and cut-off registration on a large Cromoman press has been modernised as part of a project at Gulf News in Dubai.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Kodak thrills in Manila for Sonora launch

A glossy event in Manila saw the launch of Kodak's Sonora and Sword Max plates in the Philippines.

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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.

Sogémedia's success sparks new interest in digital print

Personalised, localised print newspapers are on the agenda again following a world tour by the man who may yet put them back in fashion, Jean-Pierre Vittu de Kerraoul.

Data the link as microcell-delivered papers chase buyers

Linking delivered print - be it a targetted newspaper or promotional print - to online retargetting data is a frontier being explored by mail operators in Europe.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Single-clamp system delivers in Bangalore mailroom

New Ferag mailroom systems are in operation at The Printers (Mysore) in Bangalore, following an order for conveyors, wrapping and strapping equipment.

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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.

Walstead's Rotocobrhi goes 96-pp in retail market growth

A 96-page Goss Sunday 5000 will replace two 48-page presses at Spanish giant Rotocobrhi in Madrid.

Ive Sydney catalogue plant running ahead of schedule

Less than six months after announcing a new location for the facility, Ive Group has its new 80-page heatset pressline and other equipment in production in Sydney's Huntingwood

PRINT | NEWSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

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.

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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.

First donations come in to save the Kiwi Cossars

Contributions have begin to come in to a fund to restore the Kiwi Cossars, with a Pahiatua pensioner first to make a donation.

Urgent call to help save rare Kiwi Cossars

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.

Greymouth recovers its letterpress heritage

Letterpress is back at New Zealand's Greymouth Star, 38 years after the newspaper abandoned hot-metal typesetting.

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