Indian publishers strong in innovation competition

Indian publishers were prolific winners in WAN-Ifra's 2019 Print Innovation Awards, winners of which were announced today.

News AU briefs staff on move to greenfield print site

Staff at News Corp Australia's Westgate Park print centre have been given details of the project that will see new all-colour presses and mailroom equipment installed at a new greenfield site in the city.

Condon back home to Ballarat after Dubai experience

Australian Michael Condon - who led the pioneering transition of Dubai's Gulf News to waterless production - has retired to his home in Ballarat.

Ovato's newest loss is papers' fault, says Slaven

Heatset printer Ovato - formerly PMP - has put the blame for another bad year's results on Australian newspapers.

Print ready to go PVC as Australia's PrintEx shines

PrintEx - launched a couple of decades ago as the low-cost Sydney sibling of Australia's PacPrint trade show - was ebullient enough when it opened its doors to visitors at the Sydney Showgrounds on Tuesday.

Sidwell to stay on after $265 million Innocean deal

Wayne Sidwell may be going out on a high with the sale of his Australia-based Wellcom business to Hyundai-owned agency Innocean for $265 million.

Live cross brings Galloway to Inform's Sydney

Communications, cyber safety and arts minister Paul Fletcher has been added to a full programme for the upcoming Inform News Media Summit in Sydney.

'Bush bible' celebrates as News cues Melbourne press project

A celebratory and dinner this Wednesday attended by Victorian governor Linda Dessau will mark the 150th anniversary of Australian 'bush bible' the Weekly Times.

'Intimidation': AFP raids home, won't confirm connection

Press freedom might be important to Australia's prime minister in China, but it's an inconvenience back home.

Australia's news brand finalists share the limelight

NewsMediaWorks has named finalists in its 2019 News Media Awards, winners of which will be announced at a dinner in September.

Ryan: How Institute will blend into journalism's future

A first round of grants from the new Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas is a "signal to the marketplace" of what it hopes to undertake, director Mark Ryan says.

Move to smaller paid papers starts at the top

News Corp Australia tabloids in NT and regional Queensland will shrink almost a seventh of their size while the publisher tells readers they will be getting more.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Indian papers need training, multimedia tech, says report

Newsrooms in India are light on skills and technology, according to a new report.

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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.

Change accelerating in Reuters' video world

In case you missed it, this is the opening video from last week's WAN-Ifra Digital Media Asia event.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Multichannel CMS progresses ABP's digital plans

With a reputation for careful planning, and under the leadership of chief executive Dipankar Das Purkayastha - a regular speaker and attendee at global industry conferences - Kolkata-based ABP Group is making sure steps to the future.

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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.

NBA star's paper routine leads to a speedy shoe sellout

Newspaper fan Klay Thompson had fans queuing to buy newspaper subscriptions as part of a promotion based on limited edition shoes.

Sweet-talking readers leads to double-digit sales growth

Publishing giant ABP has been sweet-talking readers in a campaign which delivers the cha and the chitchat without the sugar.

Rush to digital 'compromising campaign performance,' says study

Newsbrands continue to grow in effectiveness and act as an amplifier to other media in multimedia campaigns, according to a study of IPA Databank cases.

WNMC19: Chasing media literacy for digital natives

Recognising that catching readers when they are young is the secret to building continual audiences, a World News Media Congress audience heard of several ways media companies were serving junior readers.

Hard news makes readers pay attention to ads, research says

New research shows that news stories that pack a punch work harder for advertisers.

AR enhances value for value for Cleo's community in Singapore

While its founding editor, now aged 77, moves to a new challenge as head of Australia's public broadcaster, Cleo magazine is happily moving into a new era in Singapore.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Fischer moves to Indian media systems role

ppi Media has named Matthias Fischer as its contact for India, a growing market in which it already numbers Jagran Prakashan, ABP Group and Bennett, Coleman & Co as clients.

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Indian papers need training, multimedia tech, says report

Newsrooms in India are light on skills and technology, according to a new report.

'News goes away': How Chrome changes harm news

America's News Media Alliance has produced an infographic to show readers the effect of Google's Incognito browser.

Publisher backs strength of ACCC's call on digital reform

A call by Australia's competition regulator for "significant, holistic reform" to address the market power of Google and Facebook has been welcomed for its "determination" and "strength of language".

Woolworths takes customer data to media screens

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths - which publishes one of the country's highest-circulation print magazines - is to use customer data to target them through billboards.

Post swaggers off with North American awards swag

The investment and "competitive swagger" of Jeff Bezos' Washington Post were recognised when it was named best news website In WAN-Ifra's North American Digital Media Awards.

WNMC19: Building readership with the Spotify generation

How do you give small news businesses and their brands the edge? Simple, you become essential as the "champion of your community", rather than just its watchdog.

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.

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

Jobs to go as UPM cuts, closes and consolidates

UPM says it will close an SC paper machine in Finland and sell a newsprint mill in France to cut capacity.

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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.

Fourth Cromoman underscores success of tailored design

The second 4x1 Cromoman press in Kolkata is now fully operational, delivering top quality in less-than-ideal local conditions.

V-TAB finds success in mix-and-match upgrade project

manroland and KBA satellite units have been combined in an ambitious upgrade project for Swedish publisher V-TAB.

DCOS goes down to Reno for 'biggest' Swift press upgrade

Swedish control specialist DCOS Automation is to bring the latest drive and controls systems to Swift Communications subsidiary PressWorks Nevada in its biggest US project.

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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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.

Ideas in Lucerne to keep digital newspaper printing alive

Viability of the digital newspaper printing proposition varies from geographic market to market, but if you want to check out the latest ideas, Lucerne in February is the place to be.

NIR dryer speeds Screen's performance inkjet

The introduction of an NIR dryer for Screen's 520HD inkjet web will deliver higher print speeds on coated litho stocks and expand lightweight paper capabilities, the company says.

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.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Five-month control project gives Gazzetta a sporting chance

Control electronics and other mailroom components have been updated in a major project at RCS Group in Milan.

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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

How to impress a typographer

The resolution is terrible but the typography is engaging.

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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.

It's 1913, and a bold voyage of discovery in print is beginning...

Sydney print recruitment consultant James Cryer tells the intimate story of a printing industry in the midst of dramatic change, as related in in the personal diary of his grandfather.

Pressgang tour and lunch a chance to see renovated museum

A meeting of Sydney Pressgang at Penrith Museum of Printing in September will be an opportunity for those interested to see the newly-renovated museum 'in action'.

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.

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