Scale of Apple Daily intervention sends a ripple through media

Though not unexpected, it was the scale of China's move on Apple Daily publisher Jimmy Lai that may have caused surprise.

Women's leadership programme moves to Vietnam

WAN-Ifra's Women in News leadership accelerator programme is underway in Vietnam, this time in a wholly-virtual format.

Reading tech keeps a blind man up with the news

New digital technology is helping make reading printed newspapers possible longer for a Melbourne man who is already legally blind.

AAP brand lives on as new owners take over

Australian Associated Press's AAP name and brand live on today, despite the earlier announcement of a new name for the national news agency.

History changes hands as papers LA Times closed restart

While the Los Angeles Times powers ahead under new ownership, two much smaller but historic stablemates which closed in April have reappeared after changing hands.

Australia's ad spend declines 'worst in living memory'

As Victoria was this morning detailing the implications of new COVID-19 restrictions, a belief that the only way from here is up may be premature.

WAN-Ifra moves Congress to Taipei 2021, shelves Zaragoza

Having already postponed its World News Media Congress to September, WAN-Ifra has now said the event will not take place this year.

Looking forward 18 months: Opportunities in news media's future

Where advertising is likely to go next after the impact of the COVID-19 crisis is the focus of a new INMA report.

Now Eales charged with transforming News Corp from New York

As the order changes in Sydney, News Corp chief operating officer and INMA president Damian Eales is off to a new role in New York, restructuring the global giant at group level.

JNI brings investigative journalism conference to Australia

Australia's Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas is to bring the 20th Global Investigative Journalism Conference to Sydney next year.

'Courageous' COVID efforts win as INMA shares virtual prizes

The presentations are virtual, but the achievement is real as INMA presented its 2020 Global Media Awards overnight, curiously with the support of Google.

INMA Road to recovery with Earl Wilkinson

The economic effects of COVID-19 on communities worldwide are wreaking havoc on the advertising marketplaces on which media companies rely to fund journalism, according to speakers addressing the first day of the INMA Virtual...


Why the wannabes will want Sony as still and video worlds collide

One customer's decision to switch vendor is promising what - iPhone apart - may become the biggest impact on photography since the advent of digital cameras.

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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.

Community TV approaches six-year deadline to switch online

Regional communities losing their printed newspapers are not the only ones facing a deadline at the end of this month.

Solstice teams to 'scale up' for podcasting opportunity

Broadcaster and podcaster Nicole Haack has partnered with Adelaide-based Solstice Media to create a new national podcasting and audio production agency.

Foxtel draws line on 25 years of Aussie music shows

After vowing last month to support Australian musos by playing all-Australian music on Mondays, Foxtel is to cut its own locally-produced music channels altogether.

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.


INM reports back on 'smashing' subs deployment

After debuting the product at WAN-Ifra's World Publishing Expo in Berlin last October, paywall provider Flip-Pay is claiming impressive results at Mediahuis subsidiary Independent News & Media.

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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.

eSummit: Engaging with quotes... and catching up with print subscriptions

It's a long road ahead if you compare - as they do at Schibsted - digital subscriptions with print ones.

Tall story sweetened by long chocolate wins record

Here's something you can't do with a digital screen: Splicing six double pages together, German tabloid BZ produced an infographic 2.35 metres long.

News Corp's 50-strong digital hit-list targets ACM and family-owned rivals

Newspapers in Australia's southern states which have battled floods, bushfires, COVID-19 and the economic downturn this year now face a new challenge: News Corp fighting them for their audience.

A decade of cutting the buzzwords from global PR-speak

Australian expat Hamish Thompson has published his list of the most abused words and phrases from the tenth year of his Buzzsaw online tool.

Regional readership and the unmentioned double-digit audience losses

It wouldn't have taken a Roy Morgan readership survey to tell News Corp's strength in regional Australia is in Queensland, while that of Australian Community Media is in NSW and ACT.

PCA sees opportunity for advertisers in dark times

A campaign from the UK encourages Australian advertisers to take advantage of the downturn to gain market share.


Pat on the back from NMA for Australia's bargaining code

The US-based News Media Alliance has commended the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission on its release of a draft news media bargaining code, aimed at rectifying the imbalance of power between news publishers and digital platforms Google and Facebook.

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Why the wannabes will want Sony as still and video worlds collide

One customer's decision to switch vendor is promising what - iPhone apart - may become the biggest impact on photography since the advent of digital cameras.

New categories to enter in WAN-Ifra's South Asia DMAs

Entries are open for this year's South Asian Digital Media Awards, organised by the regional association of WAN-Ifra.

Big publishers - and some smaller ones - benefit from draft code but ABC is cut

Media companies such as News Corp and Nine will benefit from a new draft code of conduct for digital giants, but News' nemesis the ABC would be excluded.

More to WFH than a laptop and a Zoom subscription

Work-from-home case studies from McClatchy, Cox Media Group, WFPL and Skift are included in a new INMA report on its impact on newsrooms.

Brief 'non-compete' period as buyers shape up for AAP

A curious situation is emerging with the possibility of two AAP successors competing with each other for Australia's wire service business.

Trigger moment: What happens with cookie phase-out

INMA's chief executive Earl Wilkinson has penned a report on the advertising and data ramifications of the upcoming third-party cookie phaseout.

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.


Community press for Manila book printer

A six-unit Goss Community SSC press has been installed at a book printer in the Philippines.

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Page Packs Metro a first for integrated rego/density

A Goss Metro with no four-highs is being upgraded with closed-loop registration and colour density in a new US project.

Greenfield press project powers ahead despite pandemic

While print sites are shutting in other parts of the world because of COVID-19, a significant press project is pushing ahead in Spokane in the US Northwest.

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.


New custom plate robot takes over the heavy lifting

Agfa reckons its new plate loading robot could save employees from up to 230 tonnes of heavy lifting a year.

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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.

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.


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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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.


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.

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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.

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.

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