WNMC.20 Zaragoza put off three months - 'need to meet is urgent'

WAN-Ifra's World News Media Congress 2020 in Zaragoza, Spain, is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 crisis.

Bauer pulls plug on NZ after government's 'needless' COVID-19 ban

Less than a week after the New Zealand government outlawed magazine production, Bauer Media has announced it will close its NZ business, making all staff redundant.

Cash help for media, free news in JNI initiatives

Three initiatives to support media organisations and journalists during the COVID-19 pandemic have been announced by Australia's Judith Neilson Institute.

Go to whoa: News shuts 60 free papers, blames virus, digital duopoly

Readers of 60 of News Corp Australia's free newspapers are to be herded towards a paywall subscription offer next week with the shutdown of print production.

Up yours - nostrils that is - among WFH conference tips

If you haven't already seen it on the national broadcaster, here's the ABC's guide to working from home, courtesy of Mark Humphries.

NZ publishers win partial reprieve, after ruling shut down community papers

New Zealand news media companies have gained a reprieve after a sudden and unexpected ban had shut down all but paid daily newspapers.

Inspiring women take the lead at start of WAN-Ifra's WNMC20

Growing women's voices in media is top of the agenda of the fourth Women in News Summit, taking place on the opening day of WAN-Ifra's World News Media Congress.

Print revenues make up 86%, decline only one per cent

Publishers are getting wise to the demand for trusted content, and that readers are willing to pay for it.

Publishing strategies - three ways to build for the future

Speakers at WAN-Ifra's Berlin Publishing Days looked at publishing strategies from all possible angles, including digital, print and mobile, and from the smallest independent publisher in the regions to major groups covering ...

Señor: Rebirth and a bright future for newspapers

Newspapers "are emphatically not dead but are enjoying a rebirth and a bright future".

Shorter Ifra WPE/DCX a more intense affair

Ifra World Publishing Expo, now part of the Berlin Publishing Days, closed tonight after two days of surprisingly intense activity.

Funding and collaboration, strings attached

There are no rules on accepting external funding as a media company, but beware strings attached.

WAN-Ifra calls for Jang Media owner's release

WAN-Ifra has called on Pakistan to release Jang Media Group owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman pending a decision on his trial on charges which date back to 1986.

Show dates still in place for Asia, with All in Print number one

All in Print China - which attracted more than 100,000 visitors in 2018 - is set to be this year's biggest printing trade show following the postponement of DRUPA.

SCMP goes virtual for flagship China conference

Hong Kong daily the South China Morning Post is to transform its flagship China Conference event to a virtual, interactive format.

Nod from ACCC means Seven can get on with strategic plans

Seven West Media will be able to proceed with other M&A plans, now that the merger of its Pacific Magazines with Bauer Media has been given the nod.

News mouthpiece warns potential buyers off AAP

Potential purchasers of Australian Associated Press are being warned off a possible deal by media controlled by client and shareholder News Corp Australia.

JNI cash puts News in the way of a scientific view on climate change

News Corp Australia has surprised its critics with the launch of a web series on climate change.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Hunter poses a bigger than ever Challenge in eighth year

Eight times now, former head of EidosMedia Australia has braved mud, sweat and tears to help raise funds for the Smith Family charity.

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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+.

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.

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.

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.

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".

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Rich weather content is up in the clouds

Finnish weather service Foreca is using Atex's ACE headless CMS to create rich weather content.

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Hunter poses a bigger than ever Challenge in eighth year

Eight times now, former head of EidosMedia Australia has braved mud, sweat and tears to help raise funds for the Smith Family charity.

The 'who' and 'what' of Australia's ad tech inquiry

Australia's competition regulator has started work on its inquiry into the digital advertising supply chain.

How century-old SCMP is 'thriving' on its evolving data culture

As the South China Morning Post moves from 'local paper' to a global one with more than 94 per cent of online traffic coming from overseas, it's building a stronger data culture with more data-informed decisions.

New WoodWing owner to drive growth in brand segment

Dutch private equity company Main Capital Partners has taken control of content software specialist WoodWing after building a relationship over recent years.

Promotion for Janz as Nine consolidates tech strategy

Former Fairfax metro managing director Chris Janz has additional responsibilities after being named chief digital and publishing officer at Nine.

Watched it: News brings Telaria's CPCV to Australia

Telaria, which is merging with supply-side platform Rubicon Project, is to deliver a market-first cost-per-completed-view offering for News Corp.

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

'Opportunity' missed, Xerox tells HP

Xerox is calling off its hostile takeover attempt of HP.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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'.

PRINT | TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

Shaky promo film tells the letterpress newspaper story well

Images and film of the days of linos and letterpress are becoming increasingly rare.

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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.

How to impress a typographer

The resolution is terrible but the typography is engaging.

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