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For many local newspapers, social media — namely Facebook — plays a major role. However, the social media giant is continually changing its algorithms — often to the disadvantage of local advertisers — and controlling which businesses its users see.This has made it increasingly difficult for…

NG/PRINT 2019 summit draws nearer, International Newspaper Group President Russ Newton reports record-level support from 35 (22 of them new), OEM and vendor sponsors, amounting to a 155 percent increase over previous years’ support levels.

News & Tech caught up with Thayer Long, the president of the Association for PRINT Technologies, about what it takes to succeed in the print industry today and the upcoming PRINT 19 conference, to be held Oct. 3–5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

The News Media Alliance has elected Mark Aldam, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Hearst, as chairman of its board of directors for the 2019-2020 term. Aldam, who previously served as vice chairman, succeeds Terry Kroeger, president and CEO of Smith Kroeger Marketing Co…

The Council of the European Union gave its green light to its new Copyright Directive on April 15.

Ignite is part of the ESW Capital Group, based in Austin. The company focuses on buying, strengthening and growing mature business software companies. In June 2018, ESW Capital bought Olive Software, a provider of e-publishing solutions and digital archiving.

Post’s arc Publishing investing in growthThe Washington Post’s Arc Publishing has announced a significant investment in the organization, adding nearly 100 new hires in the last 18 months to strengthen its ability to respond to client needs and support its expansion.In the last year, Arc has…

I was excited about the opportunity to speak to the publishers of New York recently at the NYPA Spring Convention. Let’s face it, New Yorkers take their newspapers seriously, and the NYPA convention is always special.

Graham buys alabama papersPatrick Graham has bought three Alabama papers from the Walls family and Southern Newspapers of Houston, Texas, The Sand Mountain Reporter reported.Papers included in the purchase are The Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, The Jackson County Sentinel in Scottsbo…

Gannett Co. has rebranded its business unit USA Today Sports Images to Imagn and expanded its offerings for news and media outlets to include original sports, entertainment and breaking news images from the USA Today Network.

The Watertown Daily Times (New York) battled a cyber attack that began April 27 and disrupted the delivery of the Sunday paper. The attack, or a second attack, showed up again on May 2, and staff worked without hard-wired internet to get papers out, the paper reported.

Hearst to use Dart distribution tech

enior Vice President - Print Products & Services The New York Times

Community Impact Newspaper is launching in the Nashville area, debuting an edition in the cities of Franklin and Brentwood. Residents can expect the hyperlocal publication to reach mailboxes in March. The company is also planning an expansion in the Houston area, and may have more news to an…

The weekly Cheshire Herald (Connecticut) has been sold to the publishers of the Meriden Record-Journal, a daily paper published in the same market, according to publisher Eliot

After the merger of two printing press producers, manroland web systems and Goss International, the newly formed manroland Goss Group had a successful financial year 2018, according to the company. With a combined turnover of 293 million euros ($332 million) and order intake of 327 million e…

Digital ad agency Ntooitive has been chosen as a business intelligence provider for Chicago-based Tribune Publishing. Ntooitive’s N2Hive, a business intelligence solution designed for publishers to optimize workflow and eliminate the need for manual administrative efforts, is being used at a…

BuzzFeed put out a one-time print edition on March 6. The paper was available at Union Square, Penn Station and Herald Square in New York City. “Get your BuzzFeed newspaper in NYC today for all the best of the internet without the internet!” read a BuzzFeed tweet on the paper, which was bein…

Software developer Presteligence has announced that LNP (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) has bought NewsXtreme Prepress Production Workflow Solutions to manage its print production.

As a result of Burgess Industries Incorporated having recently ceased normal business operations. NELA USA has made moves to become a fully capable, full-service supplier of pre-press printing plate preparation and handling equipment for the graphic arts industry, the company press release said.

tarting in February, QIPC-EAE is represented in China by Pande Graphic Equipments Co., according to QIPC-EAE. Pande Graphic Equipments already has many established post-press equipment manufacturers in their portfolio, such as Gammerler, Mosca, Planatol Sytems and Affeldt Maschinenbau.

Starting in February, QIPC-EAE is represented in China by Pande Graphic Equipments Co., according to QIPC-EAE. Pande Graphic Equipments already has many established post-press equipment manufacturers in their portfolio, such as Gammerler, Mosca, Planatol Sytems and Affeldt Maschinenbau.

The Bear Island newsprint manufacturing mill in Hanover County, Virginia, has shut down again, the Richmond TimesDispatch reported. The plant had reopened in 2018.

Evvnt, an events marketing automation platform, announced a strategic partnership with content CMS operator Metro Creative Graphics. Through this partnership, Evvnt will be introduced to 17,000+ editors and commercial teams, according to the company. 

TownNews has acquired GTxcel's Rayos and Rivista suites. The acquisition adds more than 200 broadcasters and magazine publishers to TownNews’s client roster, TownNews says. 

The Gannett Imaging and Design Center has rebranded to designIQ and has a new look. The full-service design group, part of the solutions from the USA Today Network, builds creative and website design for local, regional and national advertisers. It also provides creative services to other pu…

BH Media has ordered a drive retrofit from ABB for two Mitsubishi presses at its print site in Mechanicsville, Virginia, according to ABB. The Times-Dispatch Hanover County production plant prints the daily Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Newport News Daily Press and an assortment of BH Media w…

The Aschendorff Group, a media supplier in Munster, Germany, and the surrounding region, has invested in another Commander CL newspaper press from Koenig & Bauer.

The Columbian (Vancouver, Washington), a family-owned daily newspaper, will install a four-tower Goss Community SSC press from imPRESSions Worldwide at its facility in Vancouver. iW will ship the cleaned, painted, inspected and repaired (CPIR) press from its Burlington, Washington, headquart…

Gannett has placed orders with ABB for press control retrofits and upgrades at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Wisconsin, and North Jersey Media in Rockaway, New Jersey, according to ABB.