Amendments knocked back as 'gutless' Labor sides on code

Australia's mandatory bargaining code has passed through both parliamentary houses and is expected to get its final nod today.

Facebook 'investing' with Seven as news content restarts

Kerry Stokes' Seven West Media has signed a preliminary agreement with Facebook, making it the first media company to do so since the social media giant restarted news content on its site yesterday.

Partisan and untrusted: Media's wake-up call from Edelman

A further loss of trust in Australia's 'traditional' media from 56 to 53 per cent left the country with no trusted information source, according to this year's Edelman Trust Barometer.

Stand-off as Facebook makes its 'significantly different' point

In the ongoing battle between traditional media and Big Tech, one skirmish was apparently resolved last night, while another took a new turn.

News goes global, as more sign with Google in Oz and UK

Having driven the country's mandatory code legislation in the first place, News Corp has held out for a global deal covering Australia as well as the UK and US.

'$30 million' deal first as Google works to be excluded from code

As the clock ticks towards a vote on Australia's mandatory bargaining code, deals are being done which may see Google let off the legislation.

Major parties decide there's no need for media royal commission

After just a day's Senate hearings, both the Coalition government and Labor have decided there is no need for an Australian royal commission into media diversity.

Media diversity inquiry hears about when Rupert 'pops in'

Rupert Murdoch doesn't tell Australian editors what to write, but many get opportunities to learn what he thinks, senators learned today.

India 'using archaic laws' to punish journos, says WAN-Ifra

WAN-Ifra's global president has written to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi urging an end to legal actions he says "threaten to undermine press freedom".

Phillips 'nearer home' with NLA role as awards are extended

Having moved back the US to be closer to her family, Mary-Katharine Phillips has joined the News Leaders Association.

Media owners recruit new Melbourne-based chief

Australian media owners' lobby group ThinkNewsBrands has announced the appointment of Vanessa Lyons as general manager.

Beecher calls for 'social licence' to support journalism

Publisher Eric Beecher has weighed in on the side of Google and Facebook, refuting claims that they have destroyed the business models of major publishers.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Amendments knocked back as 'gutless' Labor sides on code

Australia's mandatory bargaining code has passed through both parliamentary houses and is expected to get its final nod today.

Read More

Case studies show how news podcast market awaits

A new INMA report explores the economic promise of podcasts for news companies.

AI and VR amp up Open while FTA struggles

While Nine struggles with its free-to-air Australian Open tennis audience, organisers are using AI and 3D virtual to deliver an alternative experience to fans.

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.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

This TED talk is an inspiration for metro Fairfax newsrooms

A new topic editor dashboard is helping newsroom staff at Nine's Sydney Morning Herald and The Age keep track of the metrics most likely to drive subscriptions.

Read More

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.

Redesign provides a setting for big stories and great photography

A new home page for the Sydney Morning Herald delivers a more dynamic reading and editing experience as the Nine-owned publisher moves its focus from reach to a subscriber-based model.

COVID focus turns from 'self' as Times backs print power

A competition in which agencies and creatives are invited to build print campaign for an actual client has returned for its fourth year.

Philanthropy-backed arts site in time for festival season

Australia's Judith Neilson Institute is providing funding for a new weekly arts and culture site from InDaily publisher Solstice Media.

Balancing the economics and emotion of cutting back print

What happens when you cut back print publishing days is complex, an INMA study has found.

'Let's get phyigital', says TOI as bingo craze taps under-30s

English-language giant the Times of India created a new word with a unique version of an old favourite.

Lynch pitches for North Sydney as more local mastheads launch

More local news outlets are launching, with a new Sunshine Coast News website from an established local publisher, and a new monthly for North Sydney.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Apple risking FB 'pain' to go ahead with iOS privacy change

A change to Apple's operating system announced last year is expected to limit Facebook's ability to track user activity.

Read More

Amendments knocked back as 'gutless' Labor sides on code

Australia's mandatory bargaining code has passed through both parliamentary houses and is expected to get its final nod today.

Facebook 'investing' with Seven as news content restarts

Kerry Stokes' Seven West Media has signed a preliminary agreement with Facebook, making it the first media company to do so since the social media giant restarted news content on its site yesterday.

Partisan and untrusted: Media's wake-up call from Edelman

A further loss of trust in Australia's 'traditional' media from 56 to 53 per cent left the country with no trusted information source, according to this year's Edelman Trust Barometer.

Stand-off as Facebook makes its 'significantly different' point

In the ongoing battle between traditional media and Big Tech, one skirmish was apparently resolved last night, while another took a new turn.

News goes global, as more sign with Google in Oz and UK

Having driven the country's mandatory code legislation in the first place, News Corp has held out for a global deal covering Australia as well as the UK and US.

'$30 million' deal first as Google works to be excluded from code

As the clock ticks towards a vote on Australia's mandatory bargaining code, deals are being done which may see Google let off the legislation.

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

Tamedia finds a shopfloor partner for giant data project

After developing its own insert management system over a number of years, Swiss media giant Tamedia has switched to MWM's Print 365 to manage production of more than a billion newspapers a year.

Read More

The complex business of ensuring press capacity is where it's wanted

Print facilities may be closing - often to release the value of city real estate - but a number of new projects give hopoe for the future of printed newspapers.

Belated auction ends chapter of Dispatch's print innovation

Everything you need to get a newspaper out, from treadmills and snow-ploughs to world-renowned print technology is up for grabs in an auction next month.

Flexible new press an upgrade for family-owned publisher

While an increasing number of print sites are closing, the Post and Courier Charleston, South Carolina, is installing a new press as an alternative to updating its existing double-width line.

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.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Software upgrade refines Jagran's print editions

Hindi-language giant Dainik Jagran has upgraded image enhancement to take advantage of new software developments.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: