The Sidney Hillman Foundation is launching a training program for reporters aimed at improving the country’s understanding of issues around work and labor. “Reporting the U.S. Workplace” will be hosted at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Tom Robbins, the j-school’s in…
Taboola and Outbrain, two digital advertising platforms, announced in early October that they have entered into an agreement to merge to create a meaningful advertising competitor to Facebook and Google.
AIM Media Indiana will use My Team Scoop for their newly branded high school sports website hoosierprepsports.com, software development company Presteligence has announced.
Dean Ridings will be CEO of America’s Newspapers, a newly launched newspaper association, effective Nov. 11, the association announced. Ridings served for two decades as president and CEO of the Florida Press Association. He managed five state media associations and Intersect Media Solutions, a $40 million for-profit enterprise providing marketing research and media solutions to regional and national clients. He also initiated new forums and events, most notably hosting debates for state- and national-level political office. “Dean Ridings brings a passion for newspapers and an experience in association management that will propel the launch of America’s Newspapers as a relentless advocate and voice for the newspaper industry,” said Chris Reen, the inaugural president of America’s Newspapers and president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs. America’s Newspapers, the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago. Vetted Solutions, a Washington-based executive search firm, managed the national search for the first CEO of America’s Newspapers.
The new event Brand Print Americas is a collaboration between Tarsus Group, the organizer of Labelexpo Americas, and the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech). The event will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, from Sept. 15 to 17. Co-located with…
Social media advertising will see a 20 percent jump in ad spending in 2019, reports The Drum, a marketing website in Europe. This will mean social media is surpassing print ad spending for the first time, according to Zenith Media's ad expenditure forecasts. Spending on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will grow by 20 percent in 2019 to reach $84 billion, while combined newspapers and magazine expenditure will fall 6 percent to $69 billion. Social (13 percent of spend) is behind TV (29 percent) and paid search (17 percent), which went over $100 billion for the first time, the Drum reports. “Since it began in the mid-1990s, internet advertising has principally risen at the expense of print," said the Zenith report. "Over the last ten years, internet advertising has risen from 12% of total global spend (in 2008) to 44% (in 2018). Meanwhile, newspapers’ share of global spend has fallen from 25% to 8%, while magazines’ have fallen from 12% to 4.5%.”
Editorial employees at the Arizona Republic have voted to form a union, the Phoenix Business Journal and others reported.
With the FlexLiner, its second newspaper inserting system from Muller Martini, Moser Holding, located in Innsbruck, Austria, is in a better position to finish various products, according to Muller Martini.
By way of an extensive electrical retrofit, the Spanish company Calprint has brought its two Comet presses from Koenig & Bauer into line with the state of the art.
During a private event at the PRINT 19 show in Chicago, the Association for Print Technologies (APTech) announced the recipients of the 2019 Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards.
Google has announced that it will stop displaying previews of news articles under the newly adopted European Union Copyright Directive in France, unless a publisher waives its right to compensation.
Exhibitor registration for All in Print China 2020 (AIP) is going strong, according to organizers. Since the online registration opened in April 2019, 65 percent of the booth space has been booked, occupying 753,000 square feet, organizers say.
merica’s Newspapers—the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association — was ceremonially launched Oct. 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
The Association for Print Technologies (APTech) announced the seven winners of its RED HOT Technologies Vanguard Awards on the eve of its PRINT 19 event (October 3–5, McCormick Place, Chicago).
Utah Media Group, publishers of titles including Deseret News and Salt Lake City Tribune, has renewed its content production agreement with Express KCS. The companies have been working together for almost a decade, according to Express KCS.
The Chicago Tribune has launched local delivery of national monthly magazines in a partnership with magazine and catalog delivery network Doorfront Direct.As an affiliate of Doorfront Direct, the Chicago Tribune is delivering magazines to local readers with their home-delivery carrier force,…
For almost two decades, Boras Tidning Tryckeri (BTT) has been a cornerstone in Bold Printing Group, one of the largest printing groups in Nordic countries. The printshop in Viared (west of Boras) was established in 2002 following a joint venture between media groups Bold Printing and Gota Media.
• HP has a restructuring plan that involves reducing global headcount by approximately 7,000 to 9,000 employees and changing its business model. Enrique Lores is HP’s incoming CEO, replacing Dion Weisler.
After implementing Layout-8000 and SCS/ClassPag in 2018, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette selected SCS/Track to bolster its production environment and replace its legacy system, according to Software Consulting Services (SCS).
Mid America Paper Recycling (MAPR), an independent broker, processor and exporter of recovered paper in the central United States, is launching an initiative focused on tracking and increasing the value of the recycling waste streams generated by large commercial printers and paperboard conv…
The drupa trade fair for the global printing industry is scheduled for June 16–26, 2020, at fairgrounds in Dusseldorf, Germany. Some 1,800 exhibitors from 50 countries are expected to showcase their products at the event.
The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced that the 72nd World News Media Congress, the 27th World Editors Forum and the 4th Women in News Summit will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, June 17–19, 2020.
La Nouvelle Republique du Centre Ouest will be the third newspaper printing house in France to use closed-loop color control from Q.I. Press Controls - Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE). QIPC-EAE, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control technology for the printing industr…
The New York Times Company is partnering with Verizon to provide free nytimes.com access to over seven million students and teachers in Title I high schools across the nation and middle schools within the Verizon Innovative Learning program. The access will also include curated educational c…
Graphic arts trade association Printing Industries of America has launched a print production for designers course in its iLearning Center. Presented by Joe Marin, vice president of education and training, the course reveals the lifecycle of a printed job and explores what it takes to design…
Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate recently put forth the Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019 (H.R. 3465 and S. 1969). The proposed legislation would establish a permanent memorial in the nation’s capital for fallen journalists.
The Baltimore Sun Guild has agreed to a three-year extension with Tribune Publishing, Baltimore Fishbowl reported. The extension maintains step-increase raises for young journalists, merit raises and other provisions from the old contract.
GateHouse parent New Media Investments and Gannett have gotten approval to merge from the Justice Department, the New York Post reported, citing a SEC filing.
Final preparations are being made in hall 21 of the Messe Berlin exhibition center, which will become the meeting place for publishers and content specialists worldwide on Oct. 8–9. The 49th IFRA World Publishing Expo, together with the DCX Digital Content Expo, will offer a program on of d…
The Chronicle in Centralia, Washington, announced in May that it was shutting down its printing division and moving its printing needs to the Sound Publishing plant in Everett. imPRESSions Worldwide has made an agreement to buy the retiring press equipment and manage the liquidation of other…
Flint CPS Inks plans to implement selective price increases for 2020, the company said. The company cites challenges in the area of raw material shortages, worsening supply chain conditions and raw material cost increases as reasons behind the increases.