Layout continues Asia push with Inquirer deal

A new editorial system for the Philippine Daily Inquirer will improve efficiency and profitability with the ability to share and publish content across group platforms and publications.

Newsworks chair 'making a noise' at UN over lost billion

Don't call journalism content, a term "hijacked by bullshitters, propagandists fakers and the like".

Beach drama 'luck' of News director's heart-stopper

Expert help and a defibrillator were close at hand when News executive editor Bryce Johns suffered a cardiac arrest on a Sunshine Coast beach.

Pragmatic Gingras tells publishers Google's behind you

A world with fewer publishers and more independent journalists is envisaged by media veteran Richard Gingras, speaking in Hong Kong last week.

Another good night out for two in digital awards

More than half the 30 prizes in this year's tenth Asian Digital Media Awards were shared by two publishers.

Video rules for DMA's tweenies and the young at heart

Digital Media Asia wasn't many minutes old before Jaeson Ma had us all in his generation Z mindspace, wishing we were all xennials again... or publishing to them.

Media meets government as High Court adjourns

A meeting with the communications minister and attorney general has left Australian media chiefs hopeful of changes to the laws affecting press freedom.

Setting the scene for Digital Media Asia's Hong Kong

Media freedom has an altogether different meaning in Hong Kong, where I arrived yesterday evening ahead of WAN-Ifra's Digital Media Asia event.

The government cash helping drive newsmedia innovation

Funds from France's FSDP are helping regional daily Midi Libre reorganise its edition structure and introduce new printing technology.

United publishers stir freedom support with 'redacted' content

After a rare act of unity in which publishers of most of Australia's daily and regional papers blacked out sections of their front pages in a protest over media freedom, MPs were ready to continue the debate in parliament.

Cross promotion to go on after Seven's sale of PagMags stable

The hugely-successful print-TV cross-promotion of Australia's Better Homes & Gardens is set to continue after the magazine's sale to Bauer Media.

Cut the 'mean spirited' sniping, Ryan urges publishers

Director of Australia's new Judith Nielson Institute Mark Ryan has called on journalists to quit "mean spirited" sniping at colleagues on rival publications.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Layout continues Asia push with Inquirer deal

A new editorial system for the Philippine Daily Inquirer will improve efficiency and profitability with the ability to share and publish content across group platforms and publications.

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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.

If you're happy, clap your hands... and watch your news

Check Kahwa Coffee online and you'll see live entertainment in its offering. But it's a live video service that has been attracting attention from the newsmedia industry.

Here we go again: Mamamia scores repeat success with Aussie podcasts

Millions of Australians are catching a Quicky on the way to work, the intimate smart podcast helping make Mamamia the country's largest female-focussed independent website.

Brightcove over the top for three-day Boston event

Seven West Media's Jeremy Brown is among speakers at Brightcove's Play19 event in Boston in May.

CBS invests in news at Australian acquisition 10

As news gets more competitive for publishers and broadcasters, Australia's Network 10 has unveiled a new news set with a nine by 2.4 metre screen, believed to be the country's largest.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Gemstone helps unleash opportunities for Dennis & Gnasher

Miles 33's Gemstone advertising system is helping unleash the market potential of Beano characters Dennis and Gnasher.

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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.

Local and entertainment subscribers lean to national papers

Those who already buy entertainment on subscription are more likely to be bigger buyers of newsmedia, according to a study.

Gold stars in News promotion for Sydney's big race

Gold foil and a hand-made pop-up leveraged the power of print in a five day horse racing promotion through News Corp's Sydney Daily Telegraph.

News struts diversity with inhouse awards

A list of finalists for News Corp Australia's 2019 News Awards gives an indication of the current breadth and diversity of the Murdoch outpost.

AI gets cool as bots handle little details and big data

The theory and practise of artificial intelligence came under the microscope when a panel at WAN-Ifra's Berlin Publishing Days discussed the 'coolness' of AI and how it had been thought to be the answer to most human problems...

How The Economist faces today, and thrives

A strategy of putting readers first is paying dividends for the venerable news magazine The Economist, described as a "views paper not a newspaper" by circulation head, Marina Haydn.

Taking a Polish girlie mag out with a bang

We all know the story about the boss loving the product so much he bought the company: Ifra World Publishing Expo delegates heard a new take on it.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Collection system tracks queries, schedules payments

A new system to automate cash collection integrates with order management to handle queries and outstanding payments.

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Layout continues Asia push with Inquirer deal

A new editorial system for the Philippine Daily Inquirer will improve efficiency and profitability with the ability to share and publish content across group platforms and publications.

Newsworks chair 'making a noise' at UN over lost billion

Don't call journalism content, a term "hijacked by bullshitters, propagandists fakers and the like".

Beach drama 'luck' of News director's heart-stopper

Expert help and a defibrillator were close at hand when News executive editor Bryce Johns suffered a cardiac arrest on a Sunshine Coast beach.

Pragmatic Gingras tells publishers Google's behind you

A world with fewer publishers and more independent journalists is envisaged by media veteran Richard Gingras, speaking in Hong Kong last week.

Another good night out for two in digital awards

More than half the 30 prizes in this year's tenth Asian Digital Media Awards were shared by two publishers.

Video rules for DMA's tweenies and the young at heart

Digital Media Asia wasn't many minutes old before Jaeson Ma had us all in his generation Z mindspace, wishing we were all xennials again... or publishing to them.

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

Soon-to-be cashed-up Xerox boosts HP share price after bid talk

While it's only that part of the newsmedia industry still interested in digital newspaper printing that should care, the machinations of Xerox, Fuji Xerox and HP continue to spark attention

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Coldset's waterless press extension goes on autopilot

With a gathering for waterless printers in September and an IfraExpo address by managing director Paul Huybrechts this month, developments at Coldset Printing Partners have been the focus of much attention.

Upgraded Colora presents another unique challenge

A KBA Colora installed for joint venture Borås Tidning Tryckeri in 2002 is being upgraded as one of the original partners regains ownership of its Viared printshop.

30-year-old press gets closed-loop colour in upgrade

A hybrid press - including units dating to more than three decades ago - will be only the third in France to install QI Press Controls closed-loop colour system.

Persgroep's Best way is to follow Amsterdam on controls

Persgroep Printing in Best is taking the opportunity of a colour registration upgrade to modernise all the control systems on its three Wifag Evolution OF 375S presses.

Growing Florida paper calls for latest press tech

A thoroughly contemporary approach to publishing underpins newspaper production in the fast-growing Florida city of The Villages.

Another year, another state-of-the-art print centre opens

Even allowing for the delays caused by last August's devastating floods, this month's commissioning of a new plant in Kozhikode is just one more milestone for Kerala giant Mathrubhumi.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

CTP partner Xeikon gets ready for Eede closure

Belgian digital press maker Xeikon, which is an OEM partner of Agfa for CTP systems - is consolidating production ahead of its next 'leap forward'.

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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

Satisfaction is mutual with Ferag's first Bartaman order

Swiss mailroom vendor Ferag is celebrating the installation of a packaging line at Bartaman in Kolkata, its first order from the young Indian publisher.

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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.

Franklin's Sydney sibling a huge investment for Ive

Clients and the industry got a glimpse of Ive Group's $50 million Franklin Web NSW heatset plant this week, one of the largest investments in the Australian industry for some years.

Speciality printer says new tech makes others' obsolete

The newly-merged manroland Goss web systems has sold a German-designed Lithoman heatset press to a US printer.

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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