Facebook and others 'next' after Google signs with French publishers

Political and general interest publications are expected to benefit most from France's historic agreement with Google on payment for content.

Nine's 'good evening and welcome' to Denison Street studios

A week after chief executive Hugh Marks announced he would be leaving the company, Nine Entertainment has bid farewell to its iconic studios in Sydney's Willoughby.

Media companies list 'essential changes' to bargaining code

Only days before treasurer Josh Frydenberg is set to table the legislation, Australia's media firms have proposed additions to the bargaining code on revenue sharing.

New categories, segment for INMA's global awards

INMA's Global Media Awards competition is open for entries.

Hunt appointment 'a major coup' for publishers group

ThinkPremiumDigital chairman Gereurd Roberts has hailed the appointment of Venessa Hunt as general manager as a "major coup" for the broadcasting and publishing group.

News claims 26% subs growth as first rebuilt website launches

News Corp has launched the first of a series of new digital products with a rebuilt website for South Australia's The Advertiser.

WAN-Ifra teams with UNESCO in journalism support initiative

WAN-Ifra will work with UNESCO in its new efforts to support independent journalism in the face of economic menace.

Industry acknowledges INMA 'juggernaut' in industry of change

So what does the 'J' stand for in Earl J. Wilkinson, the INMA chief executive and executive director who is celebrating 30 years with the organisation?

Macy Gray joins newsrooms to celebrate World News Day on Monday

Two global webcasts - one on Singapore time discussing the pandemic, youth and the media - will celebrate Monday's World News Day.

'Immense opportunity' as regional members join WAN-Ifra's boards

Sinead Boucher, chief executive and owner of New Zealand's Stuff is among ten new directors on WAN-Ifra's supervisory board and four on its executive board.

Assaulted press freedom warrior named 2020 Golden Pen winner

As the winner of this year's WAN-Ifra Golden Pen of Freedom award, Jineth Bedoya Lima continues to fight for press freedom and justice for victims of sexual violence - starting with her own.

Regional rising stars shine in INMA initiative for under-30s

Nine Asia Pacific and south Asia 'rising stars' of news media are among the '30 Under 30' named in INMA's awards scheme with one, Utkarsh Arora, among the six grand prize winners.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Facebook and others 'next' after Google signs with French publishers

Political and general interest publications are expected to benefit most from France's historic agreement with Google on payment for content.

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Free sport as Kayo looks to boost subs, advertisers

Majority News-owned sports streaming service Kayo plans to experiment with a freemium paywall next year.

Flybuys added to data stack as network Shakes up

Ten parent ViacomCBS ANZ is promising a digital catch-up for the broadcaster with a new channel and a deal with Unpacked by Flybuys.

Logistics and a 2200 km drive no bar to Amedia's sports video ambition

A lean team and a "can-do" attitude are helping a Norwegian publisher break new ground with video coverage.

Coles to pitch personalised ads as Nine applies Adobe tech

Fairfax having brought its close relationship with Adobe to Nine Entertainment, the two are now to work together on a new data partnership.

Video streamers hungry for more content services

Despite the large number of new services already launched, 70 per cent of viewers are still open to trying a new streaming service.

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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Seven West takes Taboola package to enhance digital

Seven West Media will use Taboola's activation technology across cross-platform assets including 7news.com.au and the West Australian.

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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.

Aussies and 'all-star' cast launch storytelling platform Alexander

Alexander, a new digital storytelling platform launching today with an 'all-star cast' is the creation of Australian-born film producer Cameron Lamb.

Licensed T Australia edition to launch in print

The New York Times says it will put "a unique lens" on Australian life and style when it launches a local edition of its T Magazine.

Melbourne readers boost audiences but Nine's two metro dailies lead

New Roy Morgan cross-platform audience figures put Nine Entertainment's Sydney and Melbourne metro dailies out front, followed by News Corp's Daily Telegraph and its Melbourne stablemate.

France's PQR explains why 'you always win' with daily papers

If your French is up to it, a TV commercial posted by the country's regional daily press association makes engaging viewing.

Report explores money-making commerce options for newsmedia

There's more to making money from content than simple e-commerce, with options including affiliate models and attribution marketing, a new report shows.

The industry award-winning campaign that tackled a killer

Last year's dramatic campaign for Australia's Heart Foundation may have saved thousands of lives by spotlighting the country's worst serial killer.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

47 minutes to read a privacy policy, but 87 per cent didn't bother

With terms like API, cookies and third-party data, you'd need a reading age of 17 to understand TikTok's privacy policy... but you only need to be 13 to sign up.

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Facebook and others 'next' after Google signs with French publishers

Political and general interest publications are expected to benefit most from France's historic agreement with Google on payment for content.

Nine's 'good evening and welcome' to Denison Street studios

A week after chief executive Hugh Marks announced he would be leaving the company, Nine Entertainment has bid farewell to its iconic studios in Sydney's Willoughby.

Media companies list 'essential changes' to bargaining code

Only days before treasurer Josh Frydenberg is set to table the legislation, Australia's media firms have proposed additions to the bargaining code on revenue sharing.

New categories, segment for INMA's global awards

INMA's Global Media Awards competition is open for entries.

Hunt appointment 'a major coup' for publishers group

ThinkPremiumDigital chairman Gereurd Roberts has hailed the appointment of Venessa Hunt as general manager as a "major coup" for the broadcasting and publishing group.

News claims 26% subs growth as first rebuilt website launches

News Corp has launched the first of a series of new digital products with a rebuilt website for South Australia's The Advertiser.

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

PDF app update adds still more features

A "milestone update" for pdfToolbox includes superfast modification of even massive PDFs, an engine to compare colour between PDFs, generic 'fixups' and an OCR engine.

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More virtualisation as Düsseldorf paper upgrades

German regional newspaper printer Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei is updating press systems to enable planning and analysis of its production.

'First' Magnum Compact rolls on to Pine Brook

The six-tower Goss Magnum Compact at Staten Island Advance - the world's first installation of the groundbreaking quick-change press - is to be relocated.

Virtualisation to deliver control independence in Augsburg

German regional publisher Presse-Druck und Verlags is upgrading planning and management software technology at its plant in Augsburg.

Small presses looking for a place as publishers go back to the future

Small newspapers changing hands has seen demand for as well as the availability of some classic smaller press designs.

NYT upgrades College Point presses after eight-year investigation

The New York Times is upgrading presses at its College Point facility to embrace closed-loop colour control, nearly eight years after it began investigating the technology.

Six units, folder headed for Indonesian print site

The flags are out at ImpressionsWorldwide's headquarters in Burlington, following an order from a printer in Indonesia.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

AI deal helps Kodak integrate tech for Prinergy

Kodak will licence PerfectPattern's sPrint One software under an agreement with the artificial intelligence manufacturing solutions specialist.

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Virtual show turns spotlight on rival digital print technologies

Digital print technologies came under the microscope in the twelfth day of the US Printing United Digital Experience event.

Intertech awards honour the evolving tech around digital print

Three companies and four digital print technologies are prominent in this year's InterTech technology awards.

New Screen inkjet takes print back to black

If there's a digital newspaper printing opportunity that doesn't justify colour, a new monochrome Screen inkjet has it covered.

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.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Print finishing systems maker finishes with its (corporate) print

The first 2020 issue of Müller Martini's Panorama house magazine is to be the last, chief executive Bruno Müller has announced.

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Auction follows Cenveo's COVID strike

A 30-year-old manroland Lithoman heatset press is among plant for sale in Richmond, USA following the closure of the Cadmus printing plant there.

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.

PRINT | TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

Print trivia: First it was Wilbur and Orville, printers and publishers

Pioneering flight wasn't the first formal collaboration for brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright, who had a business as printers and wannabe publishers.

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Print trivia: First it was Wilbur and Orville, printers and publishers

Pioneering flight wasn't the first formal collaboration for brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright, who had a business as printers and wannabe publishers.

Birthday girl: Celebrating the entrepreneurial life of Victoria's first linotype operator

With Australia's 'women in print' leaders in mind, a nod to Olive Ketels, whose 95th birthday it would have been today, October 11.

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.

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